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Old 05-27-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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Why is the eating of pork forbidden in Islam?

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The fact that consumption of pork is prohibited in Islam is well known. The following points explain various aspects of this prohibition:

1. Pork prohibited in Qur’an

The Qur’an prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places. It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.
"Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah." [Al-Qur’an 5:3]
The above verses of the Holy Qur’an are sufficient to satisfy a Muslim as to why pork is forbidden.


2. Pork prohibited in the Bible

The Christian is likely to be convinced by his religious scriptures. The Bible prohibits the consumption of pork, in the book of Leviticus
"And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you".
"Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch, they are unclean to you."
[Leviticus 11:7-8]
Pork is also prohibited in the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy
"And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you. Ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass."
[Deuteronomy 14:8]
A similar prohibition is repeated in the Bible in the book of Isaiah chapter 65 verse 2-5.


3. Consumption of pork causes several diseases

The other non-Muslims and atheists will agree only if convinced through reason, logic and science. Eating of pork can cause no less than seventy different types of diseases. A person can have various helminthes like roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc. One of the most dangerous is Taenia Solium, which is in lay man’s terminology called tapeworm. It harbours in the intestine and is very long. Its ova i.e. eggs, enter the blood stream and can reach almost all the organs of the body. If it enters the brain it can cause memory loss. If it enters the heart it can cause heart attack, if it enters the eye it can cause blindness, if it enters the liver it can cause liver damage. It can damage almost all the organs of the body.
Another dangerous helminthes is Trichura Tichurasis. A common misconception about pork is that if it is cooked well, these ova die. In a research project undertaken in America, it was found that out of twenty-four people suffering from Trichura Tichurasis, twenty two had cooked the pork very well. This indicates that the ova present in the pork do not die under normal cooking temperature.


4. Pork has fat building material

Pork has very little muscle building material and contains excess of fat. This fat gets deposited in the vessels and can cause hypertension and heart attack. It is not surprising that over 50% of Americans suffer from hypertension.


5. Pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth

The pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth. It lives and thrives on muck, faeces and dirt. It is the best scavenger that I know that God has produced. In the villages they don’t have modern toilets and the villagers excrete in the open air. Very often excreta is cleared by pigs.
Some may argue that in advanced countries like Australia, pigs are bred in very clean and hygienic conditions. Even in these hygienic conditions the pigs are kept together in sties. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean they are filthy by nature. They eat and enjoy their own as well as their neighbour’s excreta.


6. Pig is the most shameless animal

The pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate. In America, most people consume pork. Many times after dance parties, they have swapping of wives; i.e. many say "you sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife." If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs. We Indians look upon America to be very advanced and sophisticated. Whatever they do, we follow after a few years. According to an article in Island magazine, this practice of swapping wives has become common in the affluent circles of Bombay.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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Default Forbidden in scripture

BONA FIDE: Good point.

Pagan Roman Catholic Church tradition has carried over to the religious community and it has adopted it today. Nowhere does the bible say to eat pork and it is now clean.

In fact, God said he would destroy those who are eating pork at His second coming.

Isaiah 66:15-17 For behold, the LORD will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword The LORD will judge all flesh; And the slain of the LORD shall be many. "Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, [To go] to the gardens After an [idol] in the midst, Eating swine's flesh and the abomination and the mouse, Shall be consumed together," says the LORD.
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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1. Pork prohibited in Qur’an

The Qur’an prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places. It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.
"Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah." [Al-Qur’an 5:3]
Does this mean that any kind of meat is forbidden to muslims? I find it difficult to eat any meat that is not dead or without blood?

Also are you a muslim from india? if you are cool!!
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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I've got to admit that when I was a kid growing up in Montana and had relatives with ranches I was shocked by by the first sight of how pigs and hogs live. They actually do seem to enjoy just groveling in filth. Cattle, who aren't nearly as intelligent as pigs, are at least alot cleaner.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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Chickens are nastier than pigs with their eating habits.

The scriptures that were quoted for Christians were from the Old Testament. There is no such teaching in the New, in fact Peter was told that all creatures are now declared clean, and are to be eaten. Acts 10: 10-16 and 11:5-9.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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One word.

Trichanosis, look it up and see one of the reasons.

There is a whole section in the bible that speaks of unclean meats, this is backed up scientifically that they are not as good for you in that their digestive tracts absorb MORE waste then the clean meats.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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How about mad cow disease?
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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How about mad cow disease?
Do some reading on CJD or mad cows disease, you will see there is no comparison between the two. To say CJD is rare is an understatment.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC has some pretty good information.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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How about tularemia? Maybe we need to be afraid of everything we eat. What about the contaminated vegetables?
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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BonaFide, its not just Islam, Jews don't eat pork, Seventh Day Adventists don't eat pork either.

There are alot of people who won't eat pork out there some just for health reasons having NOTHING to do with religion.

Are you trying to say something about Islam in asking this about pork and like in your other thread about drinking?

Temperance or taking care of your body (some believe its a temple to god) is a part of alot of religions. This is not just an Islam issue.
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