Saturday, 9 October 2010
Eating of swine flesh or PORK IS SIN AND SICKNESS---Haram
A prevalent corruption within the Muslim community regarding Halaal (lawful) meat has successfully evolved into serious confusion and widespread “controversy.” The result of such wickedness is the belief that the following three errant justifications are legitimate:
1. Just because the meat is not pork, it is Halaal.
2. The meat of the Ahl-al-Kitab (People of the Book) is Halaal, regardless of how it was slaughtered or what the actual meat is.
3. If there is a possibility the food may be haram (forbidden), saying “Bismillah” (In the Name of Allah) over it is permissible, thereby making it Halaal. (Included in this one is the silly suggestion of doing dhikr over the meat or doing countless dhikr before its consumption.)
These three assumptions are deceptively propagated to Muslims who are either new to Al-Islam or uneducated concerning their Deen.
“And do not eat that which the Name of Allah has not been mentioned. And surely it is a transgression. Surely the Shay teen (devils) inspire their friends to dispute with you. But if you were to obey them you would indeed be of the mushrikeen (polytheists).” (Surah Al-Anaam, Ayah 121)
Allah makes mention of such an ayah previous to the above in the 118th and 119th Ayahs:
“Eat of that which the Name of Allah has been pronounced if you are believers in his ayahs. How should you not eat that which the name of Allah has been mentioned when He explained to you that which is haram to you unless you are forced otherwise under compulsion? But surely, many are led astray by their own lusts through ignorance. Surely your Lord knows best those who transgress.”
This does not mean the pronunciation of”Bismillah“is what makes it Halaal, instead, it means as long as dhabiha (is the actual slaughter of an animal for consumption) was performed, the pronunciation of the Bismillah is required upon consumption of the meat. In ALL collections of Hadith, for every serving of meat brought to Sayidina Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaihi WA Sallam), dhabiha was always performed. In Sahih Al-Bukhari
Why did Islam prohibit eating the flesh of swine?
PORK IS SIN AND SICKNESS
Food and drink have direct effect on our health. That is why Islam has prescribed regulations about our food and drink. It lays great emphasis on our physical as well as moral health, because both of these are equally important for a healthy society. The abstention from eating pork is one of the steps taken by Islam to practice hygiene and to attain purity of soul.
Islam, for the cultivation of inner faculties, insists upon the cleanliness of body and the purification of soul through Salah (prayers), Zikr (remembrance of Allah) and other devotional duties. Islam teaches us how to attain the virtues and how to give up bad habits because both good and bad grow in the man according to his upbringing, education and environment.
A human being has natural desires: food, sleep and sex being the three primary ones. He has also natural emotions: sorrow, happiness, love, fear, disgust and avarice etc. Islam doesn't recommend the complete abrogation of these impulses but offers a method of controlling them through religious education and discipline.
The pig cannot get rid of the entire quantity of uric acid that is formed in its body, given that it is the main element of urine. It gets rid of only 2% and 98% remains in its flesh. That simply means that the flesh of swine is saturated with the main element of urine, which the bodies of all living beings on the surface of the earth endeavor to get rid of through the urinary system, due to the poisonous substances it contains. This is why those who eat the flesh of swine have high rates of arthritis, due to the high rate of uric acid in their blood.
THE pig or swine is a very popular food item with most Christians. Yet Christians are unaware that the God they profess to believe in had condemned the eating of swine's flesh. The condemnation was based on some very sound biological principles. Here are some facts on pork that prove it to be a very unhealthy food to eat:
“Forbidden to you for (food) are: dead meat, blood and the flesh of the swine and that which hath been invoked the name other than Allah
Which hath been invoked the name other than Allah. "
Holy Qur'an 5:4
Such prohibition is also found in the Bible:
“The pig also because it is a splitter of the hoof but there is no cud. It is unclean for you
None of their flesh must you eat and carcass you must not touch
Deuteronomy 14:8 (Bible)
Islam (Arabic word which means submission to the will of the Almighty God) has laid down the foundation for the best approach in keeping good health. In the
Holy Qur'an (The Last Testament) God exhorts the believers to select the best food and to stay away from any harmful food to maintain good health
“Let him find out which is the best food
(To be had)... Eat of the best foods
We have provided for you. "
(Holy Qur'an 18:19; 7:160)
The main purpose of a True Religion must be to build an ideal community in this world; a religion that promotes moral, Political and economic well; social harmony and peace, as well as good health of its believers or followers.
Health means the physical and mental well-being and freedom from diseases and pain.
There are several passages in the Bible, Articulating that because of sin ( a transgression of the law of
God) God afflicted human beings with maladies (Ps.103:3; Exodus, 15:26 and Psalms 107:16-20).
.Islamic instructions and teachings espousing health consciousness have scriptural and scientific support.
MEDICAL ASPECT OF THE PROHIBITION
Abstention from eating pork is a measure to safeguard health. Of all the domestic animals, pig are the most Avaricious, eating anything including human excrete It is the cradle of harmful germs and parasites. Its meat is carrier of diseases to man,
Thus making it unfit for human consumption.
CHARACTER OF PIG
All types of animals are lawful to be eaten whether those
Living on land or in the water except those animals specifically
Forbidden in the Holy Writings revealed by the Almighty Creator and the sayings of the
Prophet with clear and well defined injunctions.
Pig belong to the forbidden animals, and not allowed to be eaten by the believers
Pig eats almost anything dirty and they are very lazy animals
It is the most avaricious of all domestic Animals
Amongst all animals, pig is the cradle of harmful germs.
Its meat serves as carrier of diseases to mankind.
It is this very reason that made it unfit for human consumption.
DISEASES CAUSED BY PORK
The following lists show germs or parasites that are found in pork and some diseases caused by them.
Many of these Diseases are contagious while some are proven fatal. This proves that the more science advances the more Islam is shown correct as a religion of God
The fat of swine sediments in the human body in the same place it comes from in the pig; and this is indeed strange!!! If the fat comes from the belly of the pig, it would settle in the belly of the person who eats it. In this way, the fat of swine helps distort the human body.
a) TRICHINELLA SPIRATIS (Trichina worms)
It is the most dangerous parasite to man (Rheumatism and Muscular pain).
The infected persons shown no symptoms recover very slowly some die, some reduced to permanent invalids. No one is immune from this disease and there is no cure.
b) TAENIA SOLIUM (Pork tape worm)
The worm causes malnourishment of the person leading to anemia, diarrhea, extreme depression melancholia and digestive disturbances
. Cysticercus’s means that larva enter
The blood stream then settles down in one or more of the vital organs of the body,
For example: brain, liver, lungs or spinal cord
. They grow and encapsulate, inducing pressure to the system around, resulting in dangerous diseases (diarrhea digestive disorder, anemia, chronic invalidation).
c) ROUND WORMS
Examples: Ascaris, which may lead to digestive Disturbances, appendicitis, obstructive jaundice.
d) HOOK WORMS
Examples: Ancylostomiasis, which may lead to
Anemia, edema, heart failure or retarded Growth (mental and physical), tuberculosis, Diarrhea and typhoid
e) SCHITOSOMA JAPONICUM
Bleeding: - anemia and other syndromes. If ova are settled in the brain or spinal cord, paralysis and death may occur
f) PARAGOMINES WESTERMAINI
Infestation leading to bleeding of the lungs
g) PACIOLEPSIS BUSKI- Digestive disturbances leading to persistent diarrhea; generalized edema
h) CLONORCHIS SINENSIS -obstructive jaundice, liver enlargement
i) METASTRONGYLUS APR-Causes bronchitis, abscess of the lungs.
j) GIGANTHORINCHUS GIGAS- Cause anemia and digestive disorders
k) BALATITIDIUM COLI! -Causes acute dysentery and general weakness
2. Fusiformis necrofurus: causing foot-rot which is very difficult to heal
3. Salmonella Cholera sues: causing cholera
5. Brucellosis: Acute, sub acute and chronic. It may lead to permanent disabilities
6. Swine Erysipelas: causing Erysipelas in man. .
1. Small pox: is, was a source of infection to man.
2. Japanese B-encephalitis: It is the source of infection
3. Influenza, foot mouth disease, gastro-enteritis of the new born babies
Protozoa Diseases: Toxo plasma goundii- It is a very dangerous diseases. A new born baby of an infected woman may die within few days or weeks after delivery
But if he survives he may develop blindness or deafness. In adult chronic exhaustive fever with enlarged liver and spleen may occur. Pneumonia, or
Spinal meningitis, which may lead to death or madness.
The patient may become blind and deaf too.
Fats in Pigs:
Pork contains more fats than other meats.
Therefore, people who are fond of pork are more obese than others.
Cholesterol is higher in their blood thus making them more prone to atherosclerosis cardiovascular accidents and sudden death
Flesh of the pork is hard to digest and may lead to chronic digestive disturbances.
Pimples, boils, cysts are Common in pork eaters.
These are some of the parasites and Diseases found in pork and or the skin of pigs and certainly there are many more
There is still no means of killing these
Parasites, in the tissues, neither has anyone found a method of
Expelling them even produced any specific treatment for the diseases.
BIBLICAL ASPECT OF THE PROHIBITION
The Jews and the different Christian sects and denominations
Believe in the Old Testament. Adherents of other religions alleged that the prohibition was already superseded by the New Testament
This cogent argumentation is inconclusive. No one can
Specifically point out that Jesus Christ (PBUH) lifted the prohibition.
On the contrary, he upheld it he declared:
“Think not that I have come to abolish the law
And the prophets: I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them
." (Matthew 5:17 RSV)
Jesus Christ (PBUH) was obviously referring to the existing
Law of his time, the Mosaic Law! - In which the Law prohibiting
pig as article of food is mentioned. (Leviticus 11:7-11)
“As for any beast that is a splitter of the hoof but is not a former of the cleft and not a chewer of the cud,
They are unclean for you. Everyone touching them will be unclean.
In addition, the book of Prophet Isaiah said:
“Who sit in tombs, and spend the night in secret
places who eats swine's flesh and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;...
;... These are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire that burns all the day
. “(Isaiah 65:4,5b RSV)
The New Testament
Despite the Biblical injunction prohibiting pork as food,
Still people of other religious persuasions insist on finding
Ways and reasons to justify their consumption of prohibited
Animals arguing that said Biblical prohibition was already
Superseded in the New Testament when in certainly, no one can
Specifically point out that Jesus Christ (PBUH) indeed lifted the Prohibition.
On the contrary, Jesus (PBUH) declared:
“Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill them
The fact is, we will find in Mark 5:1-20 that Jesus (PBUH)
Even permitted the foul spirits (evil spirits) possessing a man to enter into the herb of swine.
. Since the flesh of pig is
Unlawful for the Jews, to eat and since it is considered
Unclean, (Leviticus 11:7-8) consequently, the Jews are not to keep
Or raise them. This Biblical account states that Jesus (PBUH)
Punished the owners of the swine; destroyed their unlawful
Livelihood and at the same time showed that pig is the habitat of Unclean spirits.
The only provision in the New Testament alluded to their
Argument is in Act 10:10-16. Without reading the whole
Context, one would be inclined to interpret it to mean that God
Abrogated His previous command found on Deuteronomy 14:3-8. An
Alleged apparition of Peter on Acts 10:11-16 is alleged to
Supersede Deuteronomy 14:3-8, however, nowhere in the Bible is it
Mentioned that Peter actually slaughtered and ate the unclean
Animals he saw in his apparition. The correct interpretation of this apparition was shown to him in Acts 10:25-28. Acts 10:11-16
Therefore, carries an allegorical connotation referring explicitly to the Gentile nations or non-Jewish nations
. Peter Was told not to call the Gentiles common and unclean because
God’s mercy, blessing and forgiveness also encompasses the
Was told not to call the Gentiles common and unclean because
God’s mercy, blessing and forgiveness also encompasses the Non
Jews and life eternal also awaits the penitent.
In the Bible, Jesus (PBUH) likened to a dog and pig those
People whom after receiving divine teaching failed to profit from
Them and abuses them for self-serving purposes:
“Do not give holy to dogs- they will only turn and
Attack you. Do not throw your pearls in front of
Pigs-they will only trample them underfoot. "
(Matthew 7:6 NEB)
The New Heavens and the New Earth
The book of Isaiah 66:1-24, is an oracle of the new
Heavens and the new earth prepared for the believers. Within
The context, God condemns people’s practices such as eating the
Flesh of pigs, reptiles, and rats.
“Those who sanctify and purify themselves
To go into the gardens, following one in
The midst, eating swine’s flesh and the
Abomination and mice, shall come to an
End together says the LORD. "
(Isaiah 67:17 RSV)
Therefore, the prohibition on the eating of unclean
Animals was not abrogated during t he New Testament times. God
Will still punish the transgressors in the fire that will never
quench. This will occur during the new heavens and the new earth.
MUSLIMS FOLLOW THE DIVINE LAW
Last Testament's Verdict on Prohibition of Pork
Islam means" submission to the will and command of God”
And a person who embraced this religion is called “Muslim”
Which means “one who accepts and submits himself to the will of Allah (GOD)?
A Muslim is obliged to be clean both spiritually, mentally
and physically. Abstention from eating flesh of swine is one of
The obligation a Muslim must observe to attain purity of the soul and of the human nature. The believers in Islam, sincerely
Believe in the Holy Qur’an as the Word of God, revealed to
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which says:
“Allah has forbidden you only what dies of itself
And blood and the flesh of swine and that over
Which any other name than that of Allah has been
Invoked; but whoever is driven to (it), not
Desiring nor exceeding the limit, then surely
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. “(16:115)
We should bear in our mind that the abstention from eating
Pork by the Muslims is based on hygienic grounds and of the
Cultivation of purity of character. Pork is not poisonous as to
Kill people right on the spot but latent. It will destroy slowly.
It is certainly not as nourishing as any other meat and
it causes prolonged sufferings. Pondering on the wisdom of this
Saying: "Health is wealth” It will lead you to better living and Prosperity.
. The last Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“There are two blessing which many people lose:
Health and the free time for doing good ...The
Stronger believer (in health) is more blessed
and more beloved to Allah than the weak Believer. "
Interesting to know!
It is quite interesting to know that an American researcher published on the Archives of Internal Medicine website in 11/6/2001 that the renowned German musician Mozart (d.1791) likely died because of eating uncooked flesh of swine 44 days before the beginning of his 15-day fatal ailment. He was infected by Trichinella, which had not yet been known at that time.
8. The body of the pig in itself is regarded as a biological factory that has the potential to produce virus-caused diseases and epidemics that might affect man due to the genetic resemblance of pig cells to those of man. The world pandemic called swine flu which we are witnessing now is a result of the metamorphosis and merging of the viruses of bird flu, human flu and swine flu, together inside the body of the pig. They have been metamorphosed into a new deadly virus that is transferred from pigs to people and from man to man. In Canada, a case has been recently recorded where that disease was transmitted from an infected person to a herd of pigs, thus making that pandemic enter a dangerous integrated cycle.
From what we have read from the Scriptures of the
Christians, scientific findings, Last Testaments (The Holy Qur'an)
And the saying of the Last Prophet Muhammad (SAW) about health
And the flesh of the swine, we now come now to the conclusion that
Eating of swine flesh or PORK IS SIN AND SICKNESS. Therefore, we
Must protect ourselves for it is a fact that health is a trust
And best blessing bestowed upon us by Allah.
One should be informed of the misconceptions and deceptions used to poison one’s body, and eventually one’s Salat du’a, by way of tampering with his or her adherence to Islamic dietary laws. Since no one on the face of this earth has the power to make Halaal what is clearly haram, one must strive to enforce what is lawful and forbid what is unlawful. Please take heed to what has been presented, so educated decisions can be made in the future. No single individual can survive without their Salat, and the consumption of haram meat can seriously damage his or her own prayers, amongst other things, such as affecting his or her personality for example. May Allah grant us guidance with everything we do and protect us from the ways and practices of Shaitan? AAMEEN!
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