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Reasons Why Muslims Not Eat Pork

Updated on February 16, 2014

Pig is not only prohibited in Islam but also in Christianity and Judaism. It is one of the most consumed meat in the world. China is the largest producer of pigs.

In Islam:

First and foremost for Muslims, it is order of Allah. Quran forbids the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places:"Forbidden to you are: dead meat,blood,the flush of swine and that one which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah."[Al-Quran 5-3].That's why Muslims are very strict about their food preferences. Pig is the last thing they will eat.

In Christianity:

The Bible prohibits the consumption of pork in the book of Leviticus " And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you"[Leviticus 11:7-8]

In the book of Deuteronomy, "And the swine, because its divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you. Ye shall not eat there flesh, not touch their dead carcass"[Deuteronomy 14-8]

Its also forbidden in the book of Isaiah chapter 65 verse 2-5.


According to Jewish law pork is not kosher,its prohibited in Torah. The Torah specifies that camel, the hare, the rock badger and the pig are not kosher.

Did Muslims Adapted It From Jews:

Many people say that Muslims adopted it from Jews or from the Christians. But the fact is its written in Quran, emphasized by Muhammad and Muslims blindly believe on both. Yes, it is also prohibited in Bible and Torah and Muslims do believe in Bible, Torah and on Jesus, Moses, also on Prophet Abraham. God prohibited swine in Bible and in Torah and then told again in Quran.

Scientific Reasons Why Pig Is Forbidden:

The wisdom behind prohibition is that its detrimental and harmful for health.Pig is omnivorous animal.They can eat anything like bugs, dead carcass of other animals, garbage, dirt and even their own dead child. Pig does not have sweat glands, which means toxins remains in its body and in meat. Its vacuum cleaner of earth.

Pig digest everything quickly in only 4 hours. During the digestive process many animals including human get rid of excess toxins which pig does not. Due to having one stomach with simple digestive system, it turns excess toxins into flesh. While on the other hand cows have four stomach which makes it a complex digestive system animal, it takes 24 hours to digest and get rid of excess toxins.

When eating beef, it takes 8 to 9 hours in digesting, any toxins our body gets it slowly can be filtered by the liver. On the contrary when pork is eaten it only takes 4 hours to digest the meat so we get higher level of toxins in shorter time.

Reason Of Mozart's Death:

A new report suggested, Mozart's death was caused by badly cooked pork chops. His symptoms was matched to a virus trichinosis which is the main threat for life if you are a big fan of pork.

Consumer Reports:

According to new investigations, Yersinia enterocolitica a bacterium that can cause fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain was found in 69% of the tested pork samples. Some of the bacteria found were antibiotic resistant. Here is the link if you want to read complete study.

Your Health, Your Decision:

Pig carries a variety of parasites on their body and in meat. It serves as a carrier of diseases in consumers. Pigs biochemistry only excretes 2% of its uric acid contents and other 98% remains part of its body. That is why there are so many warnings about under cooked pork. If the pork is under cooked you might get trichinosis. This is an infection and this trichina worm has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier.

Nearly all pigs raised in USA comes from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations which is the standard for Americans. They spent their short life on concrete and steel grates. Their they give them antibiotics which makes their toxin more worst. You can smell a CAFO operation before you see it.

That's why our Holy books have told us not to eat it, many years ago. Its your body and you are what you eat So make wise decision after doing your own research.

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    • Sehar Nadeem profile image

      Sehar Nadeem 2 years ago from Stoke On Trent

      Thank you Ayesha..I will try my best..

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      Ash 2 years ago from USA

      Good article Sehar. keep up writing about good topics like these.

    • EBsisters profile image

      EBsisters 2 years ago

      I'm Muslim we don't eat it because it's so harmful.

      Keep on stepping on =)