reply to post by Shar
May i ask why you don't eat pork? But your family does?
I know it taste good, but if it harms the health of your family will you still give it to them?
Just want to share some findings why eating pork is not healthy.
Eating pork is harmful to health in a great many regards. This harm still persists today, despite all the precautions that are taken. 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 (the rate of cholesterol is almost 15 times more than its rate in cows) . 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.
Another disease is the "Tapeworm" which is transmitted from the pig to man’s intestines. It is a few meters long, and has about 22-32 hooks in
the head, with which it clings to the intestine wall. The larva leaks into the stream of blood and settles in one of the body organs such as the
heart, the liver or the eye, where it vesiculates. Settling in the brain, being its favourite place, the worm can cause epilepsy. This is the
difference between the hazards of the tapeworm that is transmitted from the swine to man, and that which is transmitted from another beast such as the
cow for example. The worm of the latter have no such grievous power to roam and travel with its larva in the human body to destroy it in a vicious
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 Quran, 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 Quran 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.
Reflections on the Medical Miracles of the Holy Quran
Dr. Sharif Kaf Al Ghazal
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