Not only does the Holy Koran prohibit the eating of pork, so does the Holy Bible. However, the people,especially Christians eat pork without any regard for the Holy Bible’s prohibition.
As I was growing up I noticed that pork was forbidden in our home. Attending Christian schools in which Church service was compulsory and Scripture being part of the school’s curriculum, it was easy to realize that pork was forbidden as food. However, the Holy Bible explains the prohibition of pork as, the Law of purification. I don’t know for sure how the Holy Koran states about the prohibition of pork for food or being close to a pig.
At home we, the children were told to go and call a devout Muslim whenever a bull, a goat or chicken had to be slaughtered. My parents said that eating meat of an animal which was not slaughtered by a devout Muslim was considered unholy and that God could not bless such food. That meant, at least for our understanding as children, that such food would not be nutritious.
With this ”Swine flu”, I don’t know how I would explain it to my parents who did not speak much English, perhaps could describe it as ”Senyigga y’empunu” (Influenza of pigs). My question to the UAH forum is, did the Prophets of God see the danger in pork that the people continued to ignore the warning? I use the tittle, Prophet to include Jesus Christ without any offence intended. I realize that some Churches refer to Jesus Christ as the ”Son of God”.
BYARIHANGA JONNY. Rubin.