(10-15-2015, 03:10 PM)The Creeper Wrote: Why does God hate pigs? If they are so bad why did He create them?
Pigs provide a function to society in that they eat what we throw away, they eat all manner of rotting things which, if left to nature, would cause air borne diseases such as plagues.
God created the pig as a means to regulate the earth via it eating away all the disease.
God specifically instructs those who believe in HIM not to eat the swine (pig) because it is an impure animal - the reasons are now obvious why.
Pigs eat the rubbish which cause bacteria and spread diseases which cause epidemics. The pig helps to halt the spread of such things. it has a place and purpose in the world.
If anything, it has a rather humble role on earth - to eat the rubbish no other animals will come near. Yes it's a dirty animal, but that is its "fitra" - the natural state Allah created it in - for the very purpose I mentioned above.
If it is disgraced, it is because we humans are judgemental fools.
We cannot eat a pig though, because of the illnesses it contains. So many diseases are mulitiplied as potential illnesses to take root in the one who digests the pig meat. The pig cannot sweat, it has no sweat glands - so all its dirty sweat is contained within the body. Its digestive system is too quick, and so what it eats ends up in the blood system of the animal and then gets pumped around the body, it is an hardy animal that can handle that condition - but for humans to eat it would be quite the dumb thing to do.
And Allah wants only the best for us human beings.
Is this the only argument? There are scientific reasons recently discovered in our times as to why consuming the flesh of a pig is bad for us humans.
With regard to the physical harm caused by eating pork, modern science has proved a number of things, such as the following:
Pork is regarded as one of the kinds of meat that contain the most cholesterol, an increase of which in the bloodstream leads to an increased likelihood of blocked arteries. The fatty acids in pork are also of an unusual formation, when compared with the fatty acids in other types of food, which makes them more easily absorbed by the body, thus increasing cholesterol levels.
Pork meat and pork fat contribute to the spread of cancers of the colon, rectum, prostate and blood.
Pork meat and pork fat contribute to obesity and related diseases that are difficult to treat.
Eating pork leads to scabies, allergies and stomach ulcers.
Eating pork causes lung infections which result from tapeworms, lungworms and microbial infections of the lungs.
The most serious danger of eating pork is that pork contains tapeworms which may grow to a length of 2-3 meters. The growth of the eggs of these worms in the human body may lead to insanity and hysteria if they grow in the area of the brain. If they grow in the region of the heart that may lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks. Another kind of worm that is to be found in pork is the trichinosis worm that cannot be killed by cooking, the growth of which in the body may lead to paralysis and skin rashes.
The doctors have confirmed that tapeworm disease is regarded as one of the serious diseases that may result from eating pork. It may develop in the small intestine and after several months may grow into a large worm whose body is composed of a thousand segments, with a length of 4-10 meters, which lives alone in the intestine of the infected person and part of it may appear when he defecates. When the pig swallows and ingests its eggs, they enter the tissues and muscles in the form of larvae sacs containing fluid and the head of the tapeworm. When a person eats infected pork, the larva turns into a complete worm in the intestine. These worms cause weakness and vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to a specific type of anaemia, which may in turn cause nervous problems. In some cases the larvae may reach the brain, causing convulsions, increased pressure within the brain, epilepsy and even paralysis.
Eating pork that is not thoroughly cooked may also lead to trichinosis (infestation with a hairlike nematode worm). When these parasites reach the small intestine, three to five days later many larvae appear which enter the intestine and reach the blood, from which they reach most of the tissues of the body. The larvae move to the muscles and form cysts there, and the patient suffers intense muscle pains. The disease may develop into infection of the cerebral membrane and brain, and infections of the heart muscle, lungs, kidneys and nerves. It may be a fatal disease in rare cases.
It is well known that there are some diseases that are unique to humans and are nor shared with any other animals except pigs, such as rheumatism and joint pain. Allaah indeed spoke the truth when He said (interpretation of the meaning):
"He has forbidden you only the Maytah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah (or has been slaughtered for idols, on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity without willful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful"
- Qur'an, Surah al-Baqarah 2:173
These are some of the harmful effects of eating pork. Perhaps after studying them you will not have any doubts that it is forbidden. We hope that this will be the first step in your being guided towards the true religion. So stop, research, look and think, objectively and fairly, seeking only to find out the truth and follow it. I ask Allah to guide you to that which is best for you in this world and in the Hereafter.
But even if we did not know about the harmful effects of eating pork, this would not change our belief that it is haram (unlawful) in the slightest, or weaken our resolve to abstain from it. You know that when Adam (peace be upon him) was expelled from the Garden, it was because he ate from the tree from which Allah forbade him to eat. We do not know anything about that tree, and Adam did not need to enquire into the reason why it was forbidden to eat from it. Rather it was sufficient for him, as it is sufficient for us and for every believer, to know that Allah has forbidden it.
And Allah wants only the best for us human beings.
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