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What The Bible & Quran Say About The Eating Of Pig Meat

There have been controversies whether it is good to eat pork or not. The prohibition of pork is not unique to Islam. It is also found in the Bible. Pork is also clearly prohibited in the holy scriptures.

In Leviticus 11:7-8, the Bible says:

"And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you."

However, The pig is unclean, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud. In the laws of the covenant that God gave to Israel, God specifically forbade the Israelites to eat pork (Leviticus 11:7). He considered them unclean animals. In Isaiah 65: 1-5, God says that He is not pleased with those who eat the flesh of pigs.

Furthermore, In Al-An'am (6:145), the Quran says

"Tell them (O Muhammad!): 'I do not find in what has been revealed to me anything forbidden for anyone who wants to eat unless it is carrion, outpoured blood and the flesh of swine, all of which is unclean..."

From this verse, one can say that pork is totally prohibited in Islam to Muslim and non-Muslims as well. It is clearly explained that the prohibition is to everyone, to every human being. In this regard Allah says:

"........forbidden to be eaten by ONE who wishes to eat it,. Pork is not the only prohibited animal; the flesh of all carnivorous animals, as well as that of humans, is not permitted to be consumed. Meat from cats, dogs, rats, mice, tigers, foxes, lions, eagles, falcons, hawks, and other animals is prohibited.

Finally, it appears that all world religions forbid the intake of pork. Pork is forbidden in Judaism, Christianity in general, and Islam in particular.

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