Pork in Islam
Islam is a very simple religion to follow. All one has to do is follow the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad and to worship Allah and no other. There are certain things which are banned in Islam, such as gambling, adultery and the consumption of alcohol and pork. All actions that are forbidden in Islam have some logical reasoning. This article will explain why pork / pig meat is prohibited in Islam. In the Holy Quran, it has been mentioned four times that pork is prohibited for Muslims. It says that Allah has forbidden his followers not to eat flesh of swine. This command can also be found in the Bible.
Pork is prohibited in Islam because it causes various kinds of diseases. Consumption of pork can cause up to 70 different kinds of illnesses, a fact that has been medically proven. A man who consumes pork may have pinworm, hookworm, helminthes, Taenia Solium and many other kinds of worms which can find their way to his stomach, large intestine and small intestine. These worms can reach out to blood and can travel to different organs in the body. They can attack the brain, heart, liver and other organs which can prove to be fatal. The person might have heart attacks, memory loss, deafness, blindness, serious mental condition, memory loss, neuropsychotis and many other diseases from the consumption of pig meat.
Even after all the medical research, some people consume pork and say that if they are overcooked on high temperature all such worms and bacteria will die. A research has been conducted on this matter too which has proven that even if cooked at high temperatures, the bacteria and worms present in pork do not die. Pork is less meat and more fat. This fat causes obesity in people and they usually suffer from heart attacks, as fat is deposited in their blood vessels and valves. Pigs are one of the dirtiest animals on the earth. They are ugly in appearance and they eat feces, dirt and mud. These feces might be of humans or other animals or even their own.
Pigs are also one of those animals which don’t respect its mate. Male pigs may allow other male pigs to mate with their partners. Allah created these animals so that he can test his followers over how much faith they have. That is one of the many reasons why pork is prohibited in Islam. Pork is widely consumed in Europe and North America, which is one of the many reasons why diseases like pinworm, hookworm, helminthes and Taenia Solium are very common in these countries.
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