Thursday, April 14, 2005

i hope it's this easy

Just a little food for thought.

Reasons for Halal n Haram (credit: Mc Koh)

Bob: Tell me why is it that a Muslim is
particular about the words
Halal and Haram; what do they mean?

Yunus: That which is permissible is termed
and that which is not permissible is termed
and it is the Quran which draws the distinction
between the two.

Bob: Can you give me an example?

Yunus: Yes, Islam has prohibited blood of any
type. You will agree that a chemical analysis
blood shows that it contains an abundance of
acid, a chemical substance which can be
to human health.

Bob: You're right about the toxic nature of uric
acid, in the human being it is excreted as a
product and in fact we are told that 98% of the
body's uric acid is extracted from the blood by
kidneys and removed through urination.

Yunus: Now I think that you'll appreciate the
special prescribed method of animal
slaughter in

Bob: What do you mean?

Yunus: You see, the wielder of the knife,
taking the name of the 'Almighty', makes an
incision through the jugular veins, leaving all
veins and organs intact.

Bob: I see, this causes the death of the
animal by
a total loss of blood from the body, rather than
injury to any vital organ.

Yunus: Yes, were the organs, example the
the liver, or the brain crippled or damaged, the
animal could die immediately and its blood
congeal in its veins and would eventually
permeate the flesh. This implies that the
animal flesh would be permeated and
contaminated with uric acid and therefore very
poisonous; only today did our dietitians
such a thing.

Bob: Again, while on the topic of food; Why do
Muslims condemn the eating of pork or ham
any foods related to pigs or swine.

Yunus: Actually, apart from the Quran
the consumption of pork, bacon(pig flesh); in
the Bible too in Leviticus chapter 11, verse 8,
regarding swine it says, "of their flesh (of the
swine, another name for pig) shall you not
and of their carcass you shall not touch; they
unclean to you."

Further, did you know that a pig cannot be
slaughtered at the neck for it does not have a
neck; that is according to its natural anatomy.
Muslim reasons that if the pig was to be
slaughtered and fit for human consumption
Creator would have provided it with a neck.

Nonetheless, all that aside, I am sure you are
informed about the harmful effects of the
consumption of pork, in any form, be it pork

Bob: The medical science finds that there is a
for various diseaseas the pig is found to be a
for many parasites and potential diseases.

Yunus: Yes, even apart from that, as we talked
about uric acid content in the blood, it is
important to note that the pig's biochemistry
excretes only 2% of its total uric acid content,
remaining 98% remains as an integral part of

and then yunus and bob lived happily ever after. oh what a sweet story

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