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Thursday, September 30, 2010



Why is the eating of pork forbidden in Islam?


The fact that consumption of pork is prohibited in Islam is well known. The following points explain various aspects of this prohibition:

1. Pork prohibited in Qur’an

The Qur’an prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places. It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.

"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." [Al-Qur’an 5:3]

The above verses of the Holy Qur’an are sufficient to satisfy a Muslim as to why pork is forbidden.

2. Pork prohibited in the Bible

The Christian is likely to be convinced by his religious scriptures. The Bible prohibits the consumption of pork, in the book of Leviticus

"And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, 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."[Leviticus 11:7-8]

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

"And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you. Ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass."
[Deuteronomy 14:8]

A similar prohibition is repeated in the Bible in the book of Isaiah chapter 65 verse 2-5.

3. Consumption of pork causes several diseases

The other non-Muslims and atheists will agree only if convinced through reason, logic and science. Eating of pork can cause no less than seventy different types of diseases. A person can have various helminthes like roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc. One of the most dangerous is Taenia Solium, which is in lay man’s terminology called tapeworm. It harbours in the intestine and is very long. Its ova i.e. eggs, enter the blood stream and can reach almost all the organs of the body. If it enters the brain it can cause memory loss. If it enters the heart it can cause heart attack, if it enters the eye it can cause blindness, if it enters the liver it can cause liver damage. It can damage almost all the organs of the body.

Another dangerous helminthes is Trichura Tichurasis. A common misconception about pork is that if it is cooked well, these ova die. In a research project undertaken in America, 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 ova present in the pork do not die under normal cooking temperature.

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. It is not surprising that over 50% of Americans suffer from hypertension.

5. Pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth

The pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth. It lives and thrives on muck, faeces and dirt. It is the best scavenger that I know that God has produced. In the villages they don’t have modern toilets and the villagers excrete in the open air. Very often excreta is cleared by pigs.

Some may argue that in advanced countries like Australia, pigs are bred in very clean and hygienic conditions. Even in these hygienic conditions the pigs are kept together in sties. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean they are filthy by nature. They eat and enjoy their own as well as their neighbour’s excreta.

Pig is the most shameless animal

The pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate. In America, most people consume pork. Many times after dance parties, they have swapping of wives; i.e. many say "you sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife." If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs. We Indians look upon America to be very advanced and sophisticated. Whatever they do, we follow after a few years. According to an article in Island magazine, this practice of swapping wives has become common in the affluent circles of Bombay.


  1. The wife swappind would be extraordinarily rare in america. Sin is most everywhere, Americans don't hold a monopoly on it, we may let the news talk about it more freely is the only difference I've seen to almost all areas of the world. Pigs tho are very common food and great article about reasons. The bible and the Quran agree on most rules, although there are obvious, and large, differences in the path to heaven. What to do to please God, by whichever proper name, is almost identical.

  2. what about pork in the light of hindu vedic books...

    does it forbid flesh of swine???

  3. Pig a shameless animal! How true it should be?! Because the one eats that also becomes shameless person. I have come across those people.

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  6. This is very illogical explanation to become shameless after eating pork. I live in Japan for 7 years, and the pork is their every day food.
    But according to my experience, they are very gentle people in the world.
    I have few friends and they eat pork everyday, but they are extremely polite.
    About the wives swapping, this is the psychological problem, there are many reasons for this. And animal can't be shameless, because it is their natural activities.

    I don't know how many animal behavior we know, there are millions of animal. I saw a man COW do sex with his mother, how we will define this ?
    Isn't our attitude to prove the Islam is the best ? why we need to prove this, this is most dangerous against humanity.

    1. Mr. Ahsan, politeness and shameless bears different meanings. I think u a bit psychic. Islam is the best as Islamic rules & regulations are directed by the Almighty.

    2. ahsan what u thing about gentle ??? dont argue for the sake of argument

    3. there is nothing to "prove" sir
      Islam is the best and Muslims are among the worst

      it is very apparent from your westernised apologetic responses that you probably havent understood Islam at all..

    4. @ahsan= Allah created both god and bad for you in these earth and he informed also which is good for you and which is bad, he created healthy food and poison to y cant you consider poison also created to have created by god and we need to have,

  7. GOD created the pork, is GOD shameless!!!?? GOD created the GOOD , BAD, is GOD Bad ??

    1. God created you also, does that mean God is stupid to create someone like you ?

    2. god created man too. then, will you admit cannibalism? every creations has created with a different purposes. in future, scientist may discover a medicine from its part.then it'll prove the creation of pig is for medical purpose. Mr.Ahsan, do you know a scientific fact? none other than any creation,heart of pig is closely matching with human near future, mans heart can be transplant with pigs heart.its you to understand that u cannot challenge with god.keep faith on god. Allah will lead you to correct path

    3. haha Syed brother, Great Response.

  8. Your arguments are so lame Ahsan not worth discussing. I only hope and pray Allah Taalah gives you hidayah................

  9. I dont think Ahsan's arguments are any worse than some discussed in this article, bold asertions that "the pig is the most shameless animal on the face of the earth" and that this somehow relates to the behaviour of those that eat them simply have no grounding and are not based on any real evidence. I think this article started very well but finished off with mere heresay, if we could just stick to the well evidenced, logical, reasoned arguments then inshaAllah people will actually listen and take note.

  10. Madam Asma:
    My intention is not to reject it or accept it, I am just investigating and inquiring about it. But you just believe what they say without any question, then it is very difficult to talk together. If you are interested, we can go more deeper. Why we just reward an innocent animal as "shameless", and try to hide our psychological problem.
    You know, we are killing thousands of animals for the pleasure of eating, not just for "eating" for survival.
    Think about it. All animals are innocent, they are part of our beautiful nature. We call "shameless" to animal, then we call "shameless" and hate other people.

  11. Another interesting thing I found. We give marriage to fix mate between two pigs or any other priest ? Of course not!!
    Then how it becomes the question of swapping mates ? They choose their own mates in their own way as its their natural behavior. Why we blame them ?

  12. @Ahsan bro y r u stiking 2 the 6th point only? Wht bout the others? If this 1 bcums illogic thn the remaining points are enough 2 prove tht pork's prohibition is logic. And other animals are creatd 4 us. Wht is the problm if we eat wht dnt harm us?

  13. @Ahsan Pls exercise patience while defending the rights of a swine. Need not be emotional while discussing matters relating to pigs. Patience is virtue, a trait of a true Muslim. Try to be logical while reasoning in future.

  14. so bible doesnt mean any thing to u guys???
    or u like pork more than ur biblical law ..just coz it tastes good to u??

  15. Mr. Ahsan....
    its for you. never try to be on a side unless you have complete knowledge....

    first investigate then come....

  16. This article is so one sided and has only quoted scriptures from the old testament in the Bible. The pig does what God created it to do as it does not have a Conscience, how retarded is it to call a pig shameless!!! if you as muslim do not wish to eat pork please dont, however dont claim to have the reasons why no one should eat pork.

  17. also please stop Commenting on America for everything evil, you are not perfect youselves, the number of maids raped and tortured in Saudi Arabia should also be discussed then. the fact is all have sinned - deal with it.

  18. chantelle
    the pig is not shameless but what it does is shameless indeed.

  19. Alhamdulillah. If d last pt is consida 2b illogical then let us think abt 1 to 6 pts! Nt stickn only on d weak pt. Cos 6 of 7 proven pts is by far enough 4 convin.
    Allah knw d best

  20. @Ahsan Not to be rude brother but are you a pig?? are you defending your family over here or are you getting one of the most important aspect of islam over here?? this argument of your is both baseless and immature,You are skipping the point and trying to prove what that is coming into your mind.
    Islam is the religion in you have to follow the rules and regulations that too not blindly,if you want you can discuss them, but presenting your own views is the part that you believe in,Its not the part that other Muslims intend to follow neither that they believe in what you suggest to them...

  21. for those who argue about the fact that eating doesn't affect human's behaviour , please read the article below, NON-VEGETARIAN FOOD MAKES MUSLIMS VIOLENT- if eating foods of violent animals can make you violent then eating dirty and shameless can also make you the same, don't come to judgement unless you are well aware of all aspects of the issue.


  23. I'm glad to see all the points and quotes used here to validate the reason, but point 6 is ridiculous. Especially after points have been made about the various diseases you can get from eating pigs, which shows at least some intellectual research has been done, including such a correlation to those who eat pigs is so ignorant; it's embarrassing to read!
    It is difficult to make non-Muslims grasp why eating pigs is haraam, and by making things up like this you are promoting a negative reaction towards Islam, and exposing it to ridicule. Isn't that shameless? I believe so.

  24. About the point what i feel
    Point 6 : Shameless - Its a relative term, shame is the term defined by man, for the particular animal its perfectly natural (This doesn't mean the pork is ok to eat or pork is forbidden)
    I felt the AHSAN's Argument is more unbiased he never say anything that says muslim or islam is wrong he just says wht is logical about the animal.

    I felt the AHSANs all arguments has depth and logic .....

    Point 1: It is written in Quran there nothing to discuss about it.

    Point 2: Witten in Bible there is nothing to discuss

    Point 3: Pork Causes disease, well i have studied science then hotel management and worked as cook at english restore....any meat can cause disease very easily if that is not properly cooked/properly handeled/ properly stored as any meat or any animal body part is made in a such a way as soon as the animal dies the body starts decomposing,

  25. Me Ahsan I think u r getting mad then u r telling that types of word.