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Old 06-25-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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I beg to disagree.
Each successive piece is better than the ones before.
Bacon is one thing I can happily pig out on.
I too have been known to pilfer a strip or two of the cooked stuff before the cook has finished cooking the required amount, thus, increasing the required amount.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Default Do Muslims have a problem with Diet Coke with Bacon?

What Does Quran Say about the consumption of Swine Flesh?-diet.jpg
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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porky pig rules he likes the Quran "it gives me life"
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Quran doesn't say that consumption of the pork is not good for Muslims only but it says its not feasible for the human beings to consume swine flesh.

Besides religious factors there are also scientific reasons behind the prohibition of Swine Flesh.
Regarding "feasible." In the words of Inigo Montoya, "I do not think it means what you think it means." Obviousely it's feasable, people do it all the time.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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BLT for lunch today with a light spreading of mayo...that was a taste of heaven
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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BLT for lunch today with a light spreading of mayo...that was a taste of heaven
How about some bacon-wrapped shrimp? Mmmm
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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Almighty Allah has blessed us with so many delicious and really healthy foods to eat. But there are certain things which need to be avoided and the instructions given by the Almighty Allah regarding those things are pretty clear. In Quran Allah Says “0 ye believe! eat of the good things that We have provided for you be grateful to Allah if it is Him ye worship” (2:172). One such thing that needs to be avoided is swine Flesh or Pork. In Holy Quran Allah Almighty has forbidden the use of swine flesh.

Quran Says “He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swine flesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful” (Qur'an 2:173).

Consumption of swine flesh is not feasible for the human body. It can cause many diseases. Swine is a filthy animal which lives on offal and the consumption of this filthy animal affects the eaten. Swine Flesh has more fat than muscle-building material and it is more liable to disease than other kinds of meat. Some of the diseases caused by the consumption of pork that science has discovered are trichinosis, char¬acterized by hair-like worms in the muscular tissue.

Muslims have been given clear instruction by the Holy Quran to eat only those foods which are permitted by Almighty Allah and avoid things like the Swine Flesh as it is harmful for the health.
Swine flesh is not about a type of physical food( e.g.literal pork meat.) Back in the day pork wouldn't have a way to be refrigerated so it would spoil easily and cause food poisoning. Pork was used in a symbolic manner. Pigs eat garbage,table scraps, left overs, junk food and will eat till their belly is full.
People do the same thing in a spiritual manner. They eat spirit food that has been handed down to them as another mans garbage just to fill the belly. The consumption of food has it's spiritual value as well as its physical value. I would look at the spiritual value first as being the most nutritious that sustains the soul.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Do Muslims have a problem with Diet Coke with Bacon?
No, but I do. What a horrible, nasty perversion of the gristle of the gods!!!!
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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[URL="http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/07/health-world-countries-forbeslife-cx_avd_0408health_slide.html"]World's Healthiest Countries - Forbes.com[/URL]
Methodology: To compile our list, we attempted to gather health and environmental statistics for every nation. But due to incomplete data, we only ranked 138 nations around the world.
Does your country make the cut?
Iceland
Sweden
Finland
Germany
Switzerland
To see the rest just read more.
Australia
Denmark
Canada
Austria
Netherlands
United States
Israel
Czech Republic
Spain
France

Admittedly there is more than just diet in volved in the parameters, but I don't see even one Koranic country making the list.

The pig is as clean as its keepers allow it to be. Its flesh is a healthy as any other and the only reason not to eat it is because a Holy Book says not to - which is no good reason at all.
Aslam o Alaikum / Hello..

The reason why Islam prohibits swine flesh is not merely health. There is a much greater purpose involved. Islam tells us that our physical actions have a great effect in our spirituality. All our physical actions somehow effect our soul. if for example, someone cries just for the purpose of showing off, there is likely a time when the heart also feels sad and gets emotional as well.

Similarly our food has affects on our emotions and thinking. for example people who eat meat only remain furious many times and seldom show mercy to people. On the other hand, people who only wish to eat vegetables become frightened in nature and rarely may show acts of bravery.

The proof of this can be taken and observed from nature that animals who are carnivores are brave but herbivores animals are not that brave.

The eating of pig flesh has been forbidden because eating that can also cultivate the pig's nature (which is that the pig remains filthy at all times and that animal is a flith loving animal. ) into human. Now humans may not begin to love physical filth after eating its food rather their thought may remain dominant with ideas and things that should not be present in a pious person. And this is one of great qualities of Islam that not only does it tell to obey the commands of Allah but also tells the ways through which that task can be achieved.

You may like to consider reading the following book. (for this specific topic, see the answer to the first question in the book)

[url]http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf[/url]

or
[url]http://www.alislam.org/library/links/1-16.html[/url]
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Poor pigs get an awful reputation of being dirty because they roll in mud to keep cool (can't sweat) and because fresh water isn't usually available ot them and keep insects off themselves (did ya ever read about people lost in the woods/jungle that used mud to try to protect against mosquitos?)
I suggest we start a fund to buy AC units,build fresh water ponds and Deep Woods Off for our swine friends so that their image can be improved
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