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 :173
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”. 1998 atau www.mrmcmed.org/pigs.html
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 www.linkny.com/-civitas/page56.html
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 www.mercola.com/1998/apr/13/pig_virus_can_infect_humans.htm
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 http://detnews.com/1998/health/981020/illness/illness.htm
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 www.crt-online.org/102198.html
Sebahagian drp artikel dalam bahasa Inggeris utk rujukan lanjut………
PORK CONSUMPTION & CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER:
Researchers at the University of 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.
IS A 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).
PORK 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 "pork"].
"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 extreme
wisdom of the above Koranic verses.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch, November 1, 1990 had this headline:
"EC BANS `UNCLEAN' U.S MEAT IMPORTS"
This 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 University.
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 pork.
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