إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةَ
وَالدَّمَ وَلَحْمَ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ بِهِ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ
فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّ
اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ (173)
Sesungguhnya Allah hanya mengharamkan bagimu bangkai, darah, daging babi,
dan binatang yang (ketika disembelih) disebut (nama) selain Allah. Tetapi
barangsiapa dalam keadaan terpaksa (memakannya) sedang dia tidak
menginginkannya dan tidak (pula) melampaui batas, maka tidak ada dosa
baginya. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang. Al-Baqarah
Daniel S Shafiro (MD)
Pengarah Clinical Microbiology Laboratories, Boston Medical Center,
Massachusetts dan juga Penolong Profesor Perubatan di Pathology & Laboratory
Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Massachusetts, merumuskan
lebih 25 penyakit bawaan babi…… sila lihat buku “Diseases Acquired From
Pigs” atau http://medicine.bu.edu/dshapiro/zoopig.htm
Kajian oleh Alix Fano,
Murry J Cohen, Marjovie Cramer, Roy Greek dan Stephen R. Kaufman mendapati
di antara penyakit bawaan babi ada yang boleh membawa maut spt leptospirosis
yang boleh menyebabkan kerosakan hati dan buah pinggang. Sila rujuk buku “A
Layperson’s Guide To The Problems With Animal To Human Organ Transplants”.
Jangkitan virus influenza
(1918) telah membunuh 20 hingga 40 juta orang seluruh dunia. Ia berpunca drp
babi yang dijangkiti drp tentera Amerika dalam perang Dunia 1 dan mereka
memyebabkannya tersebar ke seluruh dunia. Sila lihat buku “The Civil
Abolitionist New Pig Virus Capable of Inflecting Humans”, NY 1998. atau
Pada November 1997, Dr.
Robin Weiss drp Chester Beatty Laboratory, London mengesahkan kewujudan
virus PERVS drp babi. Ini menyebabkan kerajaan British mengharamkan semua
aktiviti pembedahan pemindahan organ babi kepada manusia.
Ogos 1997, Sainstis
Austrlia telah menemui satu lagi virus yang menjangkiti babi dan amat
merbahaya kepada manusia iaitu virus MENANGLE. Sila lihat
Journal Of Virology 97,
kajian 12 pakar diketuai oleh Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University Wisconsin
mendapati bahawa pada kerongkong babi ada sel-sel tertentu yang mampu
mengubah pelbagai bentuk virus kepada bentuk yang merbahaya kepada manusia.
Mereka menganggap babi merupakan tempat pelbagai kuman dikumpulkan untuk
diubah kpd bentuk yang merbahaya. Sila lihat
Prof. Robin Weiss, pakar
dalam kuman virus Institut Kajian Kanser, London menyatakan : Babi mempunyai
banyak kuman virus. Babi mempunyai kuman RETTROVIRUS yang boleh menjangkiti
manusia. Ia tidak boleh dibuang dari babi kerana ia dibawa oleh DNA babi itu
sendiri. RETTROVIRUS adalah keluarga yang sama dengan HIV.
Di antara kematian
besar-besaran manusia akibat wabak bawaan babi ialah
1) Spanish Flu – 1918 mengorbankan 20-40 juta orang
2) Hong Kong Flu – 1968 mengorbankan 2 juta orang
3) Russia Flu – 1977 (tiada rekod rasmi)
Sebuah jurnal kesihatan Cina yang terkenal, Yan Show
Tan menyebut : “Di saat kematian, perasaan takut akan memasuki hati babi dan
nafasnya yang terakhir memasuki hempedu. Semua daging adalah berkhasiat
kecuali daging babi. Jangan makan dagingnya. Sila lihat “What Is Islam”. Hj.
Ibrahim Ma, PERKIM, KL m/s 8.
Untuk senarai virus bawaan babi sila lihat
Sebahagian drp artikel dalam bahasa Inggeris utk
& CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER:
Researchers at the
Ottawa have linked pork consumption with cirrhosis, a chronic
degeneration of the liver.
In a study of 16 nations with readily available statistics for consumption
of pork, beef, alcohol, and fat, Dr.Amin Nanji and Dr. Samuel French found a
CORRELATION between eating pork and the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver-
an even higher incidence when both pork and alcohol were consumed. No
connection was found between cirrhosis and beef consumption....The
researchers said that the way in which pork consumption 'might cause or
enhance' cirrhosis remains a mystery. Yet the team concludes that cirrhosis
mortality directly relates to the amount of pork consumed. Cirrhosis of the
liver is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.
SIMPLE CORRELATION ENOUGH TO VIEW PORK AS HARMFUL ?
" A risk factor is a health behavior or
personal characteristic that has been associated with a particular disease.
A cause and effect relationship DOES NOT have to be present in order to
label a particular factor as a risk to health, but some form of statistical
relationship between the risk factor and the presence of the disease in a
given population group should be evident."
'Life time fitness and wellness' by Melvin H. Williams, Old Dominian
University. (Chapter1, page 4).
CONSUMPTION & TRICHINOSIS:
"Pork may be infested with the round worm Trichinella Spiralis [Trichina],
which are lodged in muscle tissue. The trichina may be transferred to humans
if raw or inadequately cooked pork is ingested, and serious, sometimes fatal
illnesses may result [Encyclopedia Americana, 1993. Vol 22, page 416- under
"There is more likelihood of pork being contaminated by trichina in the
United States than
in Europe [Encyclopedia Americana 1993, vol 22 under "Pork"].
"[Trichina] is the cause of human trichinosis, a widespread disease in
various parts of the world. It is estimated that about 20,000,000persons
are infected in the U.S. The infection is contracted by eating raw or
improperly cooked pork or pork products, which contain encysted larvae, the
immature worms...There is no effective treatment and the best preventive
measures are proper meat inspection and thorough cooking of pork [Collier's
encyclopedia, vol 22, page 468,
"Trichinosis is more common in Europe and the United States than in other
parts of the world. In the United States, the incidence of infection [as
detected by finding calcified cysts at autopsy] may be as high as 15 to 20
percent... There's no practical method of the large scale detection of
trichinous pork, and the surest safeguard remains thorough cooking of pork
[Encyclopedia Britannica, vol 11, page 920- 15th ed, 1990]."
THE KORAN & CONSUMPTION OF PORK:
"O believers, eat of the good things that We
have provided for you and be grateful to Allah (God), if it is Him you
serve. He has forbidden you carrion, blood, the FLESH OF THE PIG, and that
which has been dedicated to other than Allah (God). But if anyone is forced
by necessity without wilful transgression then he/she is without sin. For
God is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. " Koran 2: 172-174
"Say: `I find not in that which is revealed to me anything prohibited to an
eater that he/she eat except : carrion [i.e that which dies of itself],
blood, the flesh of the pig- for that is indeed unclean [rijis in Arabic],
or the abomination of that which has been dedicated to other than God. But
who ever is compelled, neither craving nor transgressing , then Allah [God]
is Forgiving, Merciful.'" Koran 6:145
The reason why Muslims are forbidden to eat pork is because it is harmful
when consumed. It is bad for the human body [note the word Rijis- unclean in
the verse above]
The Koran gives a better safeguard than thorough cooking: i.e not consuming
pork at all!
The fact that thorough cooking is an inadequate safeguard is evident when we
see the number of people infected with Trichinosis. 15% to 20% of the U.S
population infected with Trichinosis comes to between 35 to 50 million
people. Indeed, the health hazard is big enough to compel any thinking
person to stop consuming pig meat. These findings and statistics show the
wisdom of the above Koranic verses.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 1, 1990 had this headline:
"EC BANS `UNCLEAN' U.S MEAT IMPORTS"
article which can be read in most big libraries that keep records, stated
[and I quote]:
"EC [European Community] veterinary experts visited the United States for
one of their twice yearly routine inspections in September. They were not
satisfied with the post slaughter hygiene checks on carcasses and said that
pork was not safeguarded against trichinosis, a worm whose larvae lodge in
pig's flesh (1990 Reuters News Service)."
The use of the word "unclean [rijis]" for
pig meat in the Koran should indicate the "revealed" nature of the book,
being much ahead of its time. The same word is used above but centuries
later. Pig meat consumption is disallowed in the Old Testament of the Bible
also but the reason given is different- i.e swine doesn't chew its cud!
Let us all therefore, stop consuming pork. Even if symptoms of Trichinosis
have not developed yet, continuing pork consumption increases the chances of
developing such symptoms by further infection. Since many substitutes of pig
meat are available, this reasonable decision shouldn't be difficult. Indeed,
all those who consume pork are at great risk. The wide scale spread of
infection [20 million to 50 million people in the U.S alone] should make us
careful since no method exists for detecting trichina in pigs universally
and no cure exists for treating Trichinosis which can be fatal. The safest
and surest guard against Trichinosis is not thorough cooking of pork but
complete abstinence from pork consumption as prescribed by the Koran.
1. Koran- Translation.
2. The Lancet- Magazine.
3. Encyclopedia Britannica- 15th edition 1990. Under "Trichinosis"
4. Encyclopedia Americana- volume 22, 1993 edition. Under "Pork".
5. Colliers Encyclopedia- 1989 edition, under "Trichina".
6. Williams. Melvin H. Life Time Fitness & Wellness. Old Dominian
Bible & Qur'an Say:
Do Not Eat Pork
- Both the Bible and the Qur’an prohibit the eating
of pork. Muslims are aware of this prohibition and observe it strictly.
However, most readers of the Bible say they do not know where they can
find this in the Bible.
In the book of Leviticus, chapter 11, v. 7, it
is recorded that God declares the pig to be unclean for believers. Then, in
verse 8, God says: “You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses;
they are unclean for you”. This command is repeated in Deuteronomy 14:7-8.
Then, in Isaiah 65:2-4, and 66:17, God issues a stern warning against those
who eat pork.
Some people are aware of this prohibition from
God, but they say that they can eat pork because St. Paul said that all food
is clean in his letter to the Romans 14:20. St. Paul said this because he
believed (as he wrote in his letter to the Ephesians 2:14-15) that Jesus had
abolished the Law with all its commandments and regulations. He seems,
however, to have misunderstood what he heard about Jesus. In the Gospel
According to Matthew 5:17-20, Jesus is reported to have said quite the
contrary, as follows: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law . .
. ." Jesus then went on in that passage (in verse 19) to denounce anyone who
would break the smallest commandment and teach others likewise. He also
praised his true followers who will practice and teach even the smallest
commandment. One of the commandments, as we have seen, is to stay away from
This is why the true followers of Jesus,
holding on to his teachings, did not let unclean food such as pork enter
their mouths, so that Peter, the chief disciple, can say, “I have never
eaten anything impure or unclean” (Acts of the Apostles, ch. 10, v. 14)
Five chapters later in the Acts of the
Apostles, 15:29, we find that the original disciples still differentiate
between clean and unclean foods, and this time Paul is in agreement with
them. Six chapters later, in ch. 21, v. 25, their decision to impose food
regulations on believers is mentioned without regret, and this time Paul is
challenged to prove that he is in agreement with them; and he demonstrated
his full agreement with them.
What remains, then, is that Jesus, on whom be
peace, upheld the prohibition against pork. His disciples also upheld it,
and so must all his followers. Those who fail to uphold it need to be
informed and reminded of this rule from God. This is one reason why God sent
His final messenger, on whom be peace. God says:
“O people of the Scripture ! Now has Our
Messenger come unto you, expounding unto you much of that which you used to
hide in the Scripture, and forgiving much. Now has come unto you light from
Allah and a plain Scripture.” (The Meaning of the Glorious Qur’an 5:15)
sumber : http://www.quran.net/comp-std/pork.htm