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Why cant Muslims eat pork?

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i live in reading,uk. i have a friend which is not muslim and he ask me a question that why muslims don’t eat pork?Please can you answer in detail so i can convince him.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The fundamental approach of a Muslim is to submit to Allah, our Creator and all His orders. Allah is Al-Hakeem (The All Wise). Every order of Allah has wisdom in it and we trust the absolute wisdom of Allah and obey Him. Muslims do not eat pork because Allah has prohibited the eating of pork. The wisdom behind the prohibition in consuming pork is that it is harmful and detrimental to one’s health. Almighty Allah loves His creations and wish to protect them from harm, hence the prohibition of pork. Consider some of the harmful aspects of consuming pork.

The pig is a scavenger. It is an omnivorous animal. It will eat waste and even their own dead child. A pig does not sweat or perspire. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the body. Since a pig does not sweat, the toxins remain within its body and in the meat.

Amongst all animal flesh, pork is the favoured cradle of harmful germs. Pork also serves as a carrier of diseases to consumers. It is for this reason diseases are carried out like parasites, tapeworms and flukes.

 On the contrary, Cows have a complex digestive system, having four stomachs. It thus takes over 24 hours to digest their vegetarian diet causing its food to be purified of toxins. In contrast, the swine’s one stomach takes only about 4 hours to digest its foul diet, turning its toxic food into flesh.

When eating beef or venison, it takes 8 to 9 hours to digest the meat so what little toxins are in the meat are slowly put into our system and can be filtered by the liver. But when pork is eaten, it takes only 4 hours to digest the meat. We thus get a much higher level to toxins within a shorter time.

Interesting enough, the fact that the Qur’an was revealed fourteen centuries ago, and it warns against this harm which has been incontrovertibly revealed with modern medical equipment and biological tests, is one of the miracles demonstrating that the Qur’an is the revelation of Allah, the Omniscient. Despite all the precautionary measures and inspections that take place in modern-day pig rearing, the fact that pork is physiologically incompatible with the human body and is a variety of meat harmful to human health has not altered[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net


[1] http://english.islammessage.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?articleId=683

http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/porkfacts.html  

This is a website made from Christians proving that pork is not permissible to consume in their religion. 

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