Why is pork prohibited? very interesting subject, please read

Why is eating Pork prohibited?

“You are what you eat” – Native American proverb

Proverbs are written for a reason. Did you notice how short and precise the above saying sounds?

Human beings, if allowed, would eat any thing that is possibly found in this earth. Does that mean people eat shit?! Of course not! Not because they can’t eat shit but because the very thought of it make us sick.

Likewise, eating pig is shameful. Just compare pig with any other animals. Did you know a pig eats its own shit? Did you also know that pig is the ONLY animal that invites its ‘friends’ to have sex with its mate? Indeed, this should ring a bell, particularly for those who live in America or Europe: the very concept of wife swapping!

The curse word:

What more, sometimes we even insult a person by calling him/her a PIG. It is because of its nature pigs have earned a place in the list of curse words. A clumsy, dirty, immoral, greedy person is often accredited with such a comment.

The Family bond:

If you’ve noticed, almost all animals and birds have a sense of unity, family bond and are very protective of their family, especially their little ones against ANY possible danger. But in case of pigs it is exactly the opposite. They don’t bother if other animals eat their babies. They give a damn if other pigs have sex with its mate!

What do pigs eat?

The pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth. It lives and thrives on muck, faces (shit or poop) or excreta and dirt. Often trash is collected and fed to pigs.

Pigs will scavenge and eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, tree bark, rotting carcasses, garbage, small animals and even other pigs. Surprisingly, pigs eat their own babies! They eat anything and everything.

Even if pigs are bred in clean and hygienic conditions they are kept together in farms or barns and they simply cannot resist eating filthy substances or shit from other pigs and of their own. They are just filthy by nature.

Another interesting fact is that the pig excretes only 2% of its total uric acid content; the remaining 98% remains an integral part of the body.

The Cultured family!

Further more, in a pig eating family, a husband has no problem if his wife exposes her skin in the public while the wife from such a family would more certainly be willing to do so.

They have not the slightest clue that it is immodest. On the contrary they might argue that they are cultured! Do you think a woman wearing revealing outfits and attracting unsolicited attention of the mass as good culture? Perhaps it is cultured prostitution!

Disease caused by eating pork

Medical terms are excluded for easy understanding.

The pig, the worms and the pig-eater!

Eating the meat of pig can cause over SEVENTY different types of latent diseases as their body contains many TOXINS and deadly parasitic WORMS like tapeworm, roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc. If you eat pork you are likely to inject many of these worms or their eggs into your body! Most dangerous among them is the Tapeworm.

These worms can enter the human body through the mouth, anus, nose, or skin, with most species attaching themselves to the intestinal tract. This is why you have to stay away from pig.

Once inside the body, these worms lay eggs and raise a family! The baby worms along with their parents stroll inside your body and can reach any organ easily.

If they enter the brain it can cause memory loss. If they enter the heart it can cause heart attack, if they enter the eyes, it can cause blindness, and if they enter the liver, it can cause liver damage. Simply put, it can damage almost all the organs of the body.

One in six people in the US and Canada has trichinosis from eating trichina worms (roundworms), which are found in pork.

These worms are found in the flesh of pig and the diseases caused by eating pork are incurable once it reaches beyond a certain stage.

Influenza virus

Influenza or flu is one of the most lethal illnesses that pigs share with humans. This illness is harboured in the lungs of pigs during summer and tends to effect pigs and humans in the cooler months.

Influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of flu infection and other several fatal diseases.

Pork sausage contains bits of pig’s lungs, so those who eat pork sausage tend to suffer more during the epidemics of influenza.

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. America is home to the most obese people in the world!

Those who consume pork are more prone to obesity because of the high fat content in pork. In this group, blood cholesterol level is frequently higher than normal; pork-eaters are more susceptible to arteriosclerosis, which may result in cardiovascular diseases, malfunction of the brain blood-circulation, vascular pathology of the lower limbs, etc.

Eating pork also leads to GALLSTONES.

Apart from the above mentioned, there are a host of other noxious diseases caused by eating pork. Most of the time it claims life.

How about eating well cooked pork?

A common misconception about pork is that if it is cooked well, these deadly bacteria/worms dies. In a research project undertaken in the United States, 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 bacteria present in the pork do not die under normal cooking temperature.

Even if cooking pork to an extremely high degree kills few of the deadly bacteria/worms which causes many disease, there arise another vital question. Does it concern an individual whether he or she is consuming live worms or dead worms?!

So much for the atheists, now let us analyse what religious scriptures mention about eating pork.

Eating Pork is forbidden in the Quran

The Quran prohibits the consumption of pork in many verses including: 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.

The Quran 5:3

  • 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.

The above verses of the Holy Quran are sufficient to satisfy Muslims as to why pork is forbidden and that any prohibition in the holy book is ultimately for their own good.

Further, Pigs have NO neck that makes it impossible to be slaughtered the Islamic way (The Halaal way) by the insertion of a knife in the neck and thus getting rid of the blood, which contains an abundance of uric acid, a toxic chemical substance that can be injurious to human health.

Eating Pork is forbidden in the Old Testament Bible

Pork is forbidden from consumption for Jews as it mentioned in Torah or the Old Testament. According to the rules of kashrut (Jewish dietary law) eating pork is prohibited for Jews because the pig is considered as unclean. It is a non-Kosher (unclean) food.

The Bible prohibits consumption of pork in the book of Leviticus:

Leviticus 11:7-8 (New International Version)

  • 11:7) And the pig, though it has a split hoof completely divided, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you.

  • 11:8) You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you.

Pork is also prohibited in the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy:

Deuteronomy 14:8 (New International Version)

  • 14:8) The pig is also unclean; although it has a split hoof, it does not chew the cud. You are not to eat their meat or touch their carcasses.

Further, in the Book of Isaiah it is mentioned that God has spread out his hands towards rebellious people who are identified in many ways. One among them are people who eat the flesh of pig.

Isaiah 65:4 (New International Version)

  • 65:4) who sit among the graves

and spend their nights keeping secret vigil;

who eat the flesh of pigs,

and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat;

In all the above verses God issues a stern warning against those who eat pork.

Sent to us by: brother John


1 Comment

  1. ashiya said,

    March 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

    allhamdhu lillahi . why its harma allah swt always give a reson why it will be harram. i am happy all muslims will be aware of this pork and other red meats. jazaakahallah khair


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