Why Pig is Haram in Islam?


Holy Quran says;

‘He has forbidden you only the Maytatah (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, etc., on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity without willful disobedience or transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ (Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah No. 173).

This Ayah proves that Islam has strictly forbidden us from eating the flesh of pig (swine).

This animal is stated to be inedible for Muslims and also its flesh, body hair and nails, all are forbidden from being used; the sole reason behind which is that it is not clean. The habitats of this animal are dirty and filthy places. Because of living in such places, certain dangerous insects stick to its body. Trichinella, tape worm, pork worm and hook worm are among the few extremely dangerous creatures and insects, which have very harmful effects on human beings and have been proved to be threatening to life.
Pig flesh has a very high concentration of fat in it and it does not digest easily. Also this high on fat flesh, can lead to high cholesterol level in blood. All the characters associated with this animal are filthy and whoever uses its flesh, these are transferred in him.
Islam is a universal religion and there always is some reason or logic behind every principle or order. Islam only prohibits us from those things or activities, which have absurd effects on the individual as well as the society. Similarly, pig flesh is a root cause to a lot of diseases. Apart from Islam, Christianity has also strictly forbidden its followers from eating pig flesh.

The Bible has clearly prohibited from eating or even touching this animal. Despite this religious order, in the western world Christians are ignoring this implication stated in Bible. The use of pig flesh in western countries is very common and excessive. Because of this negligent attitude, they have suffered from a lot of life threatening diseases. One of the most dangerous of these diseases is the swine flu disease. It was after the breakthrough of this disease that a threat about pig flesh was spread worldwide. It has been proved scientifically that eating pig flesh leads to certain harmful diseases like Trichinella Spiratis, Small pox, T.B (Tuberculosis) and Influenza, to name a few.

Scientific research has proved that pig flesh is altogether very harmful for human health. That is why Islam has strictly forbidden its followers from using this filthy flesh. We as Muslims must follow the guidelines given to us by Islam and strongly discourage the use of this animal.
Why Pig is Haram

Why Pig is Haram in Islam