Oink Oink! How Piggish Have We Become?

Salam,

This time i decided to write about pigs!, not because i eat them, or enjoy their presence or there smell “astukfurillah”, and i hope anybody who reads this and does eat them, inshallah stops! after reading below. So recently i’ve been reading some interesting things about pigs, i’ve always known they were haraam, and never enjoyed watching porkey the pig on looney tunes, toons? dont know how to spell it, but anyways, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf commented on pigs and human relation to them, I was pretty astonished:

He said

“The closest animal to us genetically is the pig. And the pigs organ system is very close to the human organ system. So it’s very easy for us to become pigs. Besides the filth of the pig, you know where this don’t fight the feeling has brought us? Pigs eat everything. They lie in their own filth and eat their own filth. Pigs also eat their babies. They have no concern for their future generations. See how piggish we’ve become as a society. Perhaps that’s why the pig is haram. You are what you eat.

yup yup, so don’t eat haraam food, cause what you put into yourself, is what you’ll get out! meaning will affect your actions, our submission to ALLAH swt is complete, and should be complete in every aspect of our life, i have a question maybe someone can anwser it ” can you put halal consumption in a piggy bank??, just thinking about, its funny how some things in this society are so normal, but to a muslim they can be strange! in addition at the recent ICNA convention, i saw hijabman selling these pig dolls.

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don’t really like that idea, though some people might think its funny, but none of that in my house! the closest ill get to a pig is google images =P, so yea inshallah lets get our zabiha on, and think about ourselves, our inner desires, lets not become animalistic, i don’t know if thats a word, but you get what i mean, alhumduillah we have the ability to choose between right and wrong, we are servants of ALLAH swt, so inshallah yo, no oink oink,

The Qur’an, which is a comprehensive framework of guidance for humanity, makes it very clear that consuming anything derived from the pig is impermissible.

Allah Most High says:

“He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of Allah. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful” (Al-Baqara, 2:173).

inshallah Allah swt guide us on the straight path, and help follow Quran and Sunnah in our everyday life!

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19 Responses to “Oink Oink! How Piggish Have We Become?”

  1. MuslimTorrents.com July 17, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    LoL, Saad, I love that pic of the stuffed animal pig saying "Don't Eat Me". Good job on your website so far. Keep it up.

  2. HijabMan July 18, 2007 at 4:38 am #

    would be nice if you provided a link :)

    thanks for the mention

  3. radf July 18, 2007 at 10:14 am #

    Nice post,it's kind of sad to hear something like that and then take a look around us and see what we have become.

  4. saad July 18, 2007 at 11:08 am #

    gotta hold on to the rope of Allah swt!

    • fathima September 23, 2010 at 12:56 am #

      Brother You have a very cool lingo …may Allah subhanawatallah show mercy on you :D keep postingg

  5. Mujahideen Ryder July 19, 2007 at 7:04 am #

    Oh snap! You copped Hijab Man's lil piggy with out plugging him. ahahahaha

  6. saad July 19, 2007 at 7:06 am #

    haha, welcome to the hood! chill yo islam yo!

  7. Gangstah_Niqabae September 18, 2007 at 5:02 am #

    i like porky pig waving his hat sayin "im haraam folks" .. How content he looks.. Lol well i suppose he feels he doin it for a good cause `save the piggies`

    Thats why they say eat lamb cause its a bashful animal, hence eating it will make you bashful too!

  8. Takumi September 18, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    Salam!

    The pig itself is a creation of Allah and must be regarded as such. Only eating it is impermissible. They are created that way and we can't fully comprehend all the reasons why Allah made it haraam.

    If the pig's trait of eating filth, practicing infanticide, and simply being filthy are genetically controlled, perhaps in the future geneticists can manipulate pig's gene and invent cleaner pigs. Will that then make pigs halal? I think not.

    Pigs can help you save money too. :P

  9. ahmed February 7, 2008 at 7:26 am #

    hijab man was trying to make a point

  10. yasar December 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    I agree with Takumi that pigs are creations of Allah SWT. Hamaz yousuf is wrong "if" he said pigs are the closest to the humans. Its chimps! Regaurdless its another haram substance. I don't see Muslims jumping out of windows because thier house is on mortage and bought with interest. Pick and choose , bash others but Muslims need help these days. May Allah SWT give us all guidence, InshAllah.

  11. Amena August 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Asalamu Alaikum,

    May Allah reward you for your hard work! Thank you brother for sharing with us all! May Allah bless you and grant you paradise inshAllah. Thank you once again.tc x

  12. junaid November 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Coolllll

  13. Ibn Jibril January 2, 2010 at 1:37 am #

    Using swine oil as gasoline haraam?

    There has been a reaserch to reuse pig's oil as gasoline. i wonder if its haraam or what.

  14. Andi September 10, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    i always thought it was interesting that when we slaughter an animal for consumption, we need to slaughter it in a specific way by slicing the neck… but where exactly is a pig's neck, exactly? lol

  15. fathima September 23, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    lol Pretty nice ..;) Cool Site

  16. friend January 28, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    NIce article

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