Why Don’t Muslims Eat Pork?

“Forbidden to you 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]

Simply put: In the Quran (the Muslim bible) it is stated:

“Forbidden to you 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]

Translation: Don’t eat roadkill (er, anything you come accross that’s already dead), blood, pork, or any animal that wasn’t slaughtered in the name of Allah.

I cannot say one hundred percent why pork is on the “no no” list in  Islam as well as Judaism (and some Christian denominations ) but it is believed that because pigs are omnivores who will eat anything including their own poop, they are subject to housing a number of diseases, parasites, and viruses.

 

Do you get down with the swine? Tell me all about it in a comment below!


SOURCES:

https://www.whyislam.org/faqs/restrictions-in-islam/why-do-muslims-abstain-from-pork/

About Hollie Black-Ramsey (45 Articles)
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3 Comments on Why Don’t Muslims Eat Pork?

  1. Do you eat pork?

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