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:
“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.
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!