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Quote mariyah Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2006 at 11:00am

Originally posted by ysimjee

In short, Allah proclaimed pork is haraam.  He knows best. 

Precisely..Allah knows best, and it is His commandment PERIOD..no matter the chickens or whatever!

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Quote ysimjee Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2006 at 10:06pm

Jazakallah for everyone’s opinion regarding eating pork.

In some of the commends given I can see that not everyone is happy regarding it, but its interesting to know as for most of the things done in Islam has a benefit towards our health.

Allah knows best in all he has given us.

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Quote candid Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2006 at 12:20am
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No offense Candid, ok

Originally posted by candid

As far as I know, it is forbidden in Islam to eat such animals because it is thought that those who eat them will also start behaving like those animals (i.e, will also start acting greedily and snatching what belongs to others.)

Everytime I see this i have to laugh, its just a funny concept.

Has anyone seen such people who eat pork act as such ??

Historically, there seems to be strong correlation if you compare the behavior of Muslim and the Christian conquerors in the past. Christians were more brutal.  

But yes, I admit, if it was not from Hadith, I won't have believed it.

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Quote amah Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2006 at 3:59am

Bismillah...

Assalaamualaikum

There is Wisdom of Allah in every command of His. For a Muslim,it is enough that Allah and His Messenger (sallahu alayhi wasallam) forbade something. Yes, there are reasons behind every prohibition, we MAY know it or we MAY NOT know it. THe prophet(sallahu alayhi wasallam)  gave reasons for some things when asked.  

When our mothers said "no" to many things throughout our childhood, we wondered why, but when we grew up we understood why certain things were forbidden by our parents. Allah loves us more than our mothers do.

We use science to further understand things (after quran and sunnah). and science has "discovered" with many things islam has already taught us about. (that can be discussed in another thread)

For nonmuslims , the quran holds no importance, hence we use science to explain the reasons behind prohibitions. It is upto an individual to accept or reject. The truth will be out on DOJ.

Allahu Aalam. (Allah knows best).

wassalaam.

CYRIL: Islam has forbidden anything that is harmful to the body, any kind of intoxicant is forbidden.

 

Allah is Sufficient as a Walee (Protector) and Allah is Sufficient as a Naseer (Helper).
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Quote ejdavid Replybullet Posted: 18 November 2006 at 11:43am
Fatima - You wrote: "Trichinilla spiralis: It is the most dangerous parasite to man."

The most dangerous parasitic disease is malaria. Bar none....
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Quote ak_m_f Replybullet Posted: 18 November 2006 at 11:54am
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Fatima - You wrote: "Trichinilla spiralis: It is the most dangerous parasite to man."

The most dangerous parasitic disease is malaria. Bar none....


And your point being ?

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Quote mariyah Replybullet Posted: 18 November 2006 at 1:21pm

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Fatima - You wrote: "Trichinilla spiralis: It is the most dangerous parasite to man."

The most dangerous parasitic disease is malaria. Bar none....

And your Medical degrees that qualify you to make this statement Ejdavid?

The most dangerous parasite known to man is that of ignorance and intolerance. Ignorance and intolerance causes wars, people to ignore the desperate plight of their fellow man, man to kill others for political agendas. It kills and maims and starves the innocent. Pride is the work of the Shaitan, or Satan as you may know him.

Allah (swt) know best, as you can see, the counsel of man is not what is needed in this world.

Peace be with you.

"Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.
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Quote Sign*Reader Replybullet Posted: 19 November 2006 at 12:27am
The pork represents as the symbol of ultimate materialism and  Capitalism --how can anybody miss the sign of bank and money without a pig drawn next to it.
It also symbolizes the favors, graft and corruption in the running of the government.
It's side effects on the consumer are to lust(immodesty), gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and Pride(hubris).
If you look around and observe could you not observe these traits in around societies which has pork as their staple food.
I know friend who reverted to Islam said quiting  pork was the hardest  thing to do.

Amongst my acquaintances there were some nominal Muslims who did start consuming pork; talked about gluttonous addiction to it. The rest of the traits also became obvious in them after a while.

Talking to them about Islam became a lost cause,

Whereas the Islam's requires the normal believer to do certain rituals to curb all the listed conditions and create a personality of modesty, temperance, sacrifice, passion, peace, charitableness and humility by salah, fasting and zkat and Hajj as appropriate which a pork lover may never do.






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Kismet Domino: Faith/Courage/Liberty/Abundance/Selfishness/Immorality/Apathy/Bondage or extinction.
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