Flu H!N! Swine
People are talking about that brand new disease called Swine Flu. The debate is going on the very name! Now WHO insists that the disease should be called InfluenzaH1N1. There are many reasons; one is economic and another one ’emotional’. It is obvious that this NAME will effect the pork industry; that is economic, but the other one is quiet strange. An AP report says that some argues to rename this illness as it is sensitive for Jews and Muslims since they consider this animal as unclean (najas) and forbidden (haram) and so the NAME – unclean and forbidden!
“No matter what you call it, leading experts say the virus that is scaring the world is pretty much all pig.” Says Associated Press Science editor Seth Borenstein. Read the news here.
Before 14 centuries, Islam forbade not only eating pork meat but also any contact with this animal. There are enough visible and rational grounds for this ban. Some scientists say that “Eating of pork can cause no less than seventy different types of diseases”. It is well known that it contains excess fat and is filthiest animal in the world.
The Holy Quran Says: Sura 5 Verse 3
حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةُ وَالْدَّمُ وَلَحْمُ الْخِنْزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ اللّهِ بِهِ وَالْمُنْخَنِقَةُ وَالْمَوْقُوذَةُ وَالْمُتَرَدِّيَةُ وَالنَّطِيحَةُ وَمَا أَكَلَ السَّبُعُ إِلاَّ مَا ذَكَّيْتُمْ وَمَا ذُبِحَ عَلَى النُّصُبِ وَأَن تَسْتَقْسِمُواْ بِالأَزْلاَمِ ذَلِكُمْ فِسْقٌ الْيَوْمَ يَئِسَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِن دِينِكُمْ فَلاَ تَخْشَوْهُمْ وَاخْشَوْنِ الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الإِسْلاَمَ دِينًا فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ فِي مَخْمَصَةٍ غَيْرَ مُتَجَانِفٍ لِّإِثْمٍ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
Forbidden to you is that which dies of itself, and blood, and flesh of swine,and that on which any other name than that of Allah has been invoked, and thestrangled [animal] and that beaten to death, and that killed by a fall and thatkilled by being smitten with the horn, and that which wild beasts have eaten,except what you slaughter, and what is sacrificed on stones set up [for idols]and that you divide by the arrows; that is a transgression This day have thosewho disbelieve despaired of your religion, so fear them not, and fear Me Thisday have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favor on you andchosen for you Islam as a religion; but whoever is compelled by hunger, notinclining willfully to sin, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful
May Allah The Merciful save us all from this epidemic and all other menaces in both the worlds. Aameen