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Pork and other Haram Meat
Transcript of Pork and other Haram Meat
Pork products (pork, ham, bacon and lard)
Wild animals that feed on other animals (lions, tigers, wolves,etc)
Dead animals (including animals those dead because of accidents)
Donkeys and mules
Mice and rats
Worms and insects (except locust)
Why does Allah prohibit us these meats?
Food and drink have a direct effect on our health. That is why Islam has prescribed regulations about what we put inside our bodies. Allah (SWT) wants His believers to be in the best health both physically, psychologically and spiritually.
Islam and Pork?
A Christian explains: Why is pork forbidden in Islam
Why pork is forbidden for all? - Dr. Zakir Naik
Is Pork forbidden to Muslims only?
Islam is not the only religion in which pork is prohibited. Other religions teach the same rule also. For example, in Judaism, pork consumption is forbidden. The Jews believe in the Old Testament. It states,
"And the swine, though, he divided the hoof, and be clovenfooted, 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."
Some Christians say that, after a verison by St. Peter, God cleansed all animals and made them fit and lawful for human consumption.
Kindness to animals
Every creature was created by Allah for a purpose. The Prophet always encouraged us to be kind to animals. Although we should not eat the meat of the pig, it doesn't mean that we should hate pigs. We should show them the same kindness as any other animal and not abuse or torture them.
Harmful effects of eating pork, blood and dead animals
Pig's bodies contain many toxins, worms and latent disease. Modern veterinarians say that pigs are far more subject to these illnesses than other animals. This could be because pigs like to hunt and will eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, rotting carcasses, excrement (including their own), garbage, and other pigs.
Allah prohibits pork and other unhealthy meats...
Forbidden to us is:
an animal which died by itself
blood and flesh of swine
animals slaughtered by names other than Allah (SWT)
animals that were strangled
animals beaten to death
animals killed by a fall
animals being smitten with the horn, that which wild beasts have attacked, except what you slaughter being before they die
animals that are sacrificed on stone altars (idols)
animals that you divide by the arrows.
Eating pork can cause no less than seventy different types of diseases. A person can have various Helminthes, like roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc.
Harmful bacteria and sometimes deadly ones can quickly grow in dead animals' flesh and blood. It is dangerous and completely unhealthy to consume such things and that is why Allah made them prohibited.
Allah blessed us with many of His gifts and favors. Food and drinks are among the most important favors of Allah. Allah says in Surat Luqman,
Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].
Even if we did not know about the harmful effects of eating pork and other unlawful foods, this would not change our belief that it is haram at all. We must follow Allah's orders even if we could not understand fully the wisdom behind it. It is not required of the believer to always find a scientific justification for the divine prohibitions. However, if they look and find it, they must share the information that will increase people's faith.