WHY IS PORK FORBIDDEN IN ISLAM??
> Bob: Tell me why is it that a Muslim is very particular
> about the words Halaal and Haraam; what do they mean?
> Yunus: That which is permissible is termed Halaal and
> that which i not permissible is termed Haraam and it is the
> Quran which draws the distinction between the two.
> Bob: Can you give me an example?
> Yunus: Yes, Islam has prohibited the consumption of blood
> of any type. You will agree that a chemical analysis of
> blood shows that it contains an abundance of uric acid, a
> chemical substance which can be injurious to human health.
> Bob: You're right about the toxic nature of uric
> acid, in the human being it is excreted as a waste product
> and in fact we are told that 98% of the body's uric acid
> is extracted from the blood by the kidneys and removed
> through urination.
> Yunus: Now I think that you'll appreciate the special
> prescribed method of animal slaughter in Islam.
> Bob: What do you mean?
> Yunus: You see, the wielder of the knife, whilst taking
> the name of the Almighty (SWT), makes an incision through
> the jugular veins, leaving all other veins and organs
> Bob: I see, this causes the death of the animal by a
> total loss of blood from the body, rather than an injury to
> any vital organ. "
> Yunus: Yes, were the organs, example the heart, the
> liver, or the brain crippled or damaged, the animal could
> die immediately and its blood would congeal in its veins and
> would eventually permeate the flesh.
> This implies that the animal flesh would be permeated and
> contaminated with uric acid and therefore very poisonous;
> only today did our dietitians realize such a thing.
> Bob: Again, while on the topic of food; Why do muslims
> condemn the eating of pork or ham or any foods related to
> pigs or swine.
> Yunus: Actually, apart from the Quran prohibiting the
> consumption of pork,bacon (pig flesh); in fact the Bible too
> in Leviticus chapter 11,verse 8, regarding swine it says,
> "of their flesh (of the swine another name for
> pig)shall you not eat, and of their carcass you shall not
> touch; they are " unclean to you.""
> Further, did you know that a pig cannot be slaughtered at
> the neck for it does not have a neck; that is according to
> its natural anatomy. A Muslim reasons that if the pig was to
> be slaughtered and fit for human consumption the Creator
> would have provided it with a neck.
> Nonetheless, all that aside, I am sure you are well
> informed about the harmful effects of the
> consumption of pork, in any form, be it pork chops, ham,
> Bob: The medical science finds that there is a risk for
> various diseases as the pig is found to be a host for many
> parasites and potential diseases.
> Yunus: Yes, even apart from that, as we talked about uric
> acid content in the blood, it is important to note that the
> pig's biochemistry excretes only 2% of its total uric
> acid content, the remaining 98% remains as an integral part
> of the body.
> Please forward to others, it may answer some of
> their questions especially when the children ask.