Thursday, November 27, 2014

Why You Should Consider Not Eating Pork

Last few days I have found an article  : "Why You Should Consider Not Eating Pork" - Collective Evolution

Whenever media have published news about Islam to Chinese community, the first question would be, "Why Islam forbidden followers to consume pork?" In a matter of fact, this was the question I always asking myself during teenage time. Let's be frank about this issue, eating pork is a daily basis in most Chinese community. We (Chinese) live with pork dishes served in our house, we may find various kind of lunch served with pork in restaurant. It's so normal that become one of the Chinese lifestyle in eating.

None of us thinking of stop eating pork, unless there's something happen to our life decision. "What if Islam is true message?"

What fascinated me the most was, westerners don't really that fond of pork. What I love about westerner is their way of seeking truth via scientific proof. They are willing to let go of something just because of the firm fact about certain issue, "pork" is one of it.

As quoted in the article :

There are many religions that specifically forbid the consumption of pork. The meat is considered “unclean” and non-kosher. Is there a reason for this? Is there more to this religious teaching that we should all be aware of?
It seems as though the religions that condemn pork consumption are on to something, in fact there are many scientific claims to back this up.
Pigs are scavengers by nature, which means that they will eat almost anything, including rotten food, feces, urine, carcasses and even cancerous growths. Unfortunately the digestive system of a pig is incapable of effectively removing these accumulated toxins from the body because a pig will digest its food entirely in about 4 hours. This is simply not long enough to remove the excess toxins that were ingested, these toxins are then stored directly in the fat cells and organs of the pig itself.
I have read about these similar articles before, I had a thought that what if Creator, al-Mighty God trying to tell us to stay away from the harms. As human have limited knowledge, what if we don't know something for sure while Creator trying to save us from the harm? Of course it would be ridiculous as certain religions forbidden few type of meat due to their Deity is animal. Creator won't be the same as animal.

“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]

Whenever I'm trying to explain Islam to Chinese Non Muslim, of course they would be provoking, "No more pork right? Then stop trying to talk about Islam."

I do hope one day they will understand that Islam is more than just about may consume pork or not. I may understand there are Bahaism and Christian who consume pork, even though there is a verse stated in bible :

“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]

I do hope that what they should looking for isn't filling the emptiness with false information inside their heart, but rethinking who is our Creator and what is the purpose of life? That's no ending in such an oink oink debates. Even if there is a scientist who doesn't consume pork and drink beer but believe in no God, we can't even call them as Muslim who obey to Allah.

our Creator do ask us to stay away from the harm of consuming pork before we find out the parasites under the vision of microscope. As a conclusion I would like to quote few parasite's name. Don't ask me how do I create these name list, it's proven by scientist not me.

Pigs are a host to a number of parasites, viruses and other organisms, many of which can be directly transmitted to humans, some include:
Taenia solium -an intestinal parasite that can cause tissue infection and loss of appetite.
Menangle virus –a virus that can cause fever, chills, rashes, headaches and sweating.
Trichinella –A parasitic roundworm that can cause edema, myalgia, fever and malaise.
Hepatitis E –A viral inflammation that can cause fatigue, nausea and jaundice. More severe cases can lead to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis.


  1. Thanks to Allah,finally i found the blogger that i want

    Good sharing.

  2. Ikwan, as i m frenz i like ur view as a Chinese Muslim,.. i m not pork eater as i m allergy to certain meats. My question it jz because of pork have so many parasites or viruses then Muslim not allowed to take pork?

    1. Most people misunderstood that Muslim don't eat pork because it's "dirty", until there are people assume that if scientist can get rid of parasites in pork, is it edible?

      The answer is Muslim obey to the commandments of Creator. As it's clearly stated in al-Quran that revealed to the messenger of Allah,

      “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]

      1400 years ago no scientist could prove whether there's parasites or not in pork. Eventually Muslim don't consume it because obey to the message from Creator.


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