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talking about taboo HALAL in islam

i'm trying to understand as a new learner for islamic culture.

esp regarding to the swine.

do you know why islam taught us swine is bad?
allah knew the swine is bad for health, becuz it can cause lotz of diseases that swine eats dirty food in the old time. and can dilivered to human and cuz to eat.

then, nowaday. the swine are eat as good as chicken, or just the same as others livestocks , we can even control the foods that to feed them. so this make them very healthy. so why not just declare SWINE as HALAL in the future?

what do you think?

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this is not what you think. but, what i try to know the fact is , sometimes the religions doctrine could be out of date, and when we figures out the new knowledge in the new age, ofcuz, accept and adapting is the best solution of those doctrines.
what do you think?

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    Islam is not the only religion in which pork is prohibited but other religions teach the same message also. For example; In Judaism, pork consumption is forbidden. The Jews believe in the Old Testament. It is clearly stated "And the swine, though he divided the hoof, and be clovenfooted,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). Also,"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). In Hinduism, the same principle is applied according to their teachings. In fact most of the Hindus are pure vegetarians especially the Brahmins (the highest cast of Hindus). In Buddhism, there are five principal commandments on which the religion is based and these are the prohibition of killing, adultery, stealing, telling lies and drinking intoxicants. This is extreme form of Buddhism and encourages vegetarianism only. In Christianity, it is also required of the followers to not consume pork. This makes sense as Christians believe unconditionally in the Old and New Testament. Some Christians however, claim that they are Christians now and no longer Jews. The answer to this is that the fundamental teachings of the church are based on the Old Testament. Also, the Ten Commandments, which are from the Old Testament, are strictly practiced and the Old and New Testament are bound into one which is called the Holy Bible.

    In 1992, in the notorious 'Smith' decision, the Supreme Court ruled that freedom of religion MAY be bridged even in the absence of compelling state interest, provided the law apply to all groups and not just the members of a certain religion. Thus it is now legal to offer Muslim prisoners a diet of pork provided it is what is offered to other prisoners. This, by the way, was the issue that sparked the bloody Attica prison riot in the mid-Seventies. During the 'cultural revolution' in 1966, Muslims in China were subjected to varied and sadistic methods of humiliation, one of them was that they were forced to eat pork. During the down fall of Spain, the Christian government set up border stations outside former Muslim strongholds like Granada where any traveler passing through was forced to drink alcohol and eat pork. One may ask,"why Muslims only". The answer is that they are the only nation in the world today that observe this teaching strictly.

    Blood is virtually our life and what we consume not just enters the intestines and become excreta but also ultimately affects the circulation system, it is therefore necessary to exercise choice in the selection of our food and drink. That is why people are very careful in matters such as selecting the right kind of mushrooms or oysters but when it comes to pork, they don't even give it a second thought. This is because pork is not so poisonous as to kill on the spot. It should be clearly understood that the flesh of any animal or even vegetables, contains infectious germs but pork is the greatest cradle of harmful germs and parasites among all meats which are known to human beings. The more scientists study pork, the more they dread it.

    The following list shows just a few kinds of germs and parasites that are found in pork and the diseases that they are responsible for.

    Fasciolopsis Buski, remain latent for a long time in the pig's small intestines. When people eat the infected meat they suffer from digestive disorders, then persistent diarrhea. The whole body then swells, due to the oedema of the tissues under the skin. Round Worms are 9 to 10" long also known as "travelling worm" cause pneumonia if present in the lungs of man, suffocation if in the air-tubes and jaundice if in the intestines by creating intestinal obstruction. Hook Worms enter the human body by piercing the skin or through any wound causing a peculiar itch. Diarrhea is the chief complain. In children, their development and growth is checked and they become easy prey for other infectious diseases.

    Paragonimus, discovered by Dr. Masson in 1880, live in the lungs of the pig causing pneumonia. There is still no means of killing this parasite in the tissues, neither has anyone found a method of expelling it. Patients having this infection suffer from cough with rusty sputum and have repeated attacks of profuse bleeding of the lungs.

    Metastrongylus Apri, is a short and slender parasite whose presence in man's lungs leads to bronchitis and pneumonia. Swine Erysipelas are found in the skin of the pig; always ready to pierce the skin of anyone in close contact with pigs through handling them. This results in fever and inflammation of the human skin.

    Tubercle Bacillis, are parasites in pigs that are conveyed to the man via infected pork. The above information is extracted from an article written by Dr. Muhammad Ja'afar in the "Islamic Review of London " of January 1957 and from "Essential Review on Agriculture-Veterinary", No.12 vol 2(1959) of Taiwan. According to the following table from "A Study of Nutrition", published by Chung Ch'eng Press of Taiwan, the fat content in pork is the highest among all meats. MEAT PERCENTAGE OF FAT Fat pork 91% Fat beef 35% Lean pork 29% Lean beef 6% If you take two pieces of flesh pork and beef both of the same age and put them in the sun; the pork will rot first and then beef, but if the same meats are cooked, pork will be the last to be cooked. According to medical research, beef requires three hours to be digested but pork needs four hours.

    I think that I have shed enough light on this topic to convince any type of audience that all pork products may they be lard, pepperoni, bacon or ham are equally harmful and should not be consumed in any shape or form. I don't know about you but my ' friend' has not touched pork since he read this.

    i heard that the pig is the only animal that never feels jealous for its female.
    from the medical point of view, i asked a veterinarian who told me that under the skin of this animal, there are worms that can't be killed even under high degrees of temperatures during boiling.
    anyway, anything banned by islam isnot useful.

    First and foremost, no matter how clean the farms and environments on which it is raised may be, the pig is not by nature a clean-living animal. It often plays in, and even eats, its own excrement. Due to this and its biological structure, the pig produces much higher levels of antibodies in its body than other animals. In addition, far higher levels of growth hormone are produced in the pig compared to those in other animals and human beings. Naturally, these high levels of antibodies and growth hormone pass across to and collect in the pig's muscle tissue. Pork meat also contains high levels of cholesterol and lipids. It has been scientifically proven that these significant amounts of antibodies, hormones, cholesterol and lipids in pork represent a serious threat to human health.

    The existence of above-average numbers of obese individuals in the populations of countries such as the USA and Germany, in which large quantities of pork are consumed, is now well-known. When exposed to excessive quantities of growth hormone as a result of a pork-based diet, the human body first puts on excessive weight and then suffers physical deformations.

    Another harmful substance in pork is the "trichina" worm. This is frequently found in pork and when it enters the human body, it settles directly in the muscles of the heart and represents a possibly fatal threat. Even though it is now technically possible to identify pigs that are infected with trichina, no such methods were known in earlier centuries. That means that everyone who ate pork risked infection by trichina and possible death.

    All these reasons are just a part of the wisdom in our Lord's prohibition on the consumption of pork. Moreover, this commandment of our Lord's provides complete protection from the harmful effects of pork under any conditions.

    Until the 20th century, it was impossible to be aware of the danger posed to human health by pork. The fact that the Qur'an, revealed fourteen centuries ago, warns against this harm which has been incontrovertibly revealed with modern medical equipment and biological tests, is one of the miracles demonstrating that the Qur'an is the revelation of Allah, the Omniscient. Despite all the precautionary measures and inspections that take place in modern-day pig rearing, the fact that pork is physiologically incompatible with the human body and is a variety of meat harmful to human health has not altered.

    Islam means submission to Allah orders , even if we didn't know the reason behind it.

    pork is banned in Islam 14 centuries ago , and people at those time didn't know why pork is banned , but they followed the order, because they knew it is for their own benefit , even if they didn't know the reason.
    knowing the the reason behind Allah orders is important , because it makes the muslim more convinced with it ,
    but the more important is to do the order , even if the muslim doesn't know the reason , as people's minds , knowledge , cultures differs , so they may look differently at a certain act ,
    but the fact is : this act will have some fixed harms and benefits , that doesn't depend on people's point of views , opinions or culture.
    and that what Islam tells us , it gives us the reference of what is right and what is wrong , it tells us that certain acts are bad , and we should stop it , however our communities or even ourselves opinions about it.

    Correction: I'm trying to understand as a new learner of Islamic culture, especially regarding to the eating of pork.

    Do you know why Islam teaches us that pork is bad?
    Allah knew that pork was bad for our health, because it could cause a lot of diseases because pigs ate dirty food in olden times.These diseases were transferred to humans who ate the pork.

    But nowadays, pork is as good to eat as chicken, or just the same as other meat. We can even control the foods that are fed to livestock, so this makes them very healthy. So why not just declare pork as HALAL in the future?

    What do you think?

    My answer is that it's the same with any religious doctrine. You don't just chop and change it to suit you.
    Praise to Allah "سبحان الله العظيم"

    After all, Allah's knowledge is omniscient, he created his creation and known best the use of each, and how he utilized it and cleared it out to our own benifit!

    Great is the Almighty, how he formed the good and bad in such a complicated manner and put his commands and instructions to illustrate both, and watches how are we going to act to it.

    Who knows about the creation more than its creator!? Therefore, one is only mocking himself if claims that he knows better than Allah and makes his own misled justification.

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