I have received an email regarding Why Muslims do not eat PORK.
And there they were, on a flight from Sydney to Afghanistan, seated side by side, two gentlemen from two different worlds.......
After the formalities were covered, the conversation continued......
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 is not permissible is termed Haraam and it is the Quraan which draws the
distinction between the two.
BOB: Can you give me an example?
YUNUS: Yes, Islam has prohibited 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....... in fact we are told that 98% of
the bodies uric acid is extracted from the blood by the kidneys and removed
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, makes an incision through the jugular veins, leaving all other
veins of the neck intact.
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 (spread throughout) the
flesh. This implies that the animal flesh would be permeated and
contaminated with uric acid and therefore very poisonous ............only
today did our dieticians 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 Quraan prohibiting the consumption of pig
flesh, ......in fact the Bible too in Leviticus chapter 11, verse
8,.....regarding swine it says, "of their flesh (of the swine) shall you
not eat, and of their carcass you shall not touch; they are unclean to
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 sciences find 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. This explains the high rate of
Rheumatism (any of various conditions Characterized by inflammation or pain
in muscles, joints, or fibrous tissue) found in those who consume pork.
I will not be available to answers any comments as it is mid night here, so I will check it again in the motning, after 7 - 8 hours.
Regards and best wishes to all users