FACTS: Why is the eating of pork forbidden in Islam?
Source: The Deen Show TV
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.”
The above verses of the Holy Qur’an are sufficient to satisfy a Muslim as to why pork is forbidden.
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It is a well-known fact that several religious texts forbid the eating of pork. According to Leviticus, the third book of Judaism’s Torah and Christianity’s Old Testament, pork is an “unclean” meat since pigs do not “chew the cud.” Meanwhile, the eating of pork is condemned no less than four times in the Qur’an of Islam. While no direct reason is given for this condemnation, many Muslims believe that it is because pigs are disease-ridden animals.
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The following Chapter of the Quran was the last one ever revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (S)…
“Forbidden to you [for food] are: already dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine and meat which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah, or has been slaughtered for idols, or on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a fatal blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns, and that which has been [partly] eaten by a wild animal – unless you are able to slaughter it [before its death] and that which is sacrificed on Stone Altars (of false gods). [Forbidden] also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, [all] of which is disobedience to Allah and a sin. This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your Religion, so fear them not, but fear Me.
This day, I have perfected your Religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your Religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin [such can eat these above-mentioned meats], then surely, Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah Mai’dah 5;3)
When the Jews heard of this Verse they came to Umar (R) and found him crying copiously and they exclaimed to him, “If such a Verse was revealed to one of our Prophets, we would surely have marked this event as a Day of Celebration! Yet, why is at that we see you crying?” To which Umar (R) replied, “I cry because Allah has completed our Religion [Islam] for us to its peak of perfection, and the Revelation has now permanently ceased. From now on, it can only deteriorate after this day.”