Anonymous asked: why is pig called the devils meats?
I’m not sure if you’re asking me why pork is not allowed or why it’s called “the devil’s meat.”
We aren’t given a reason why we aren’t allowed to eat the meat of pigs, but people today are starting to figure it out. Not only does it have an unhealthy fat content, it also carries a whole bunch of specific harmful bacteria, worms, and other diseases.
Pigs are some of the dirtiest creatures on earth, so this ruling definitely makes sense in the 6th century when they couldn’t really control what a pig will eat (including it’s own feces, other dead pigs, etc) but it also makes sense now because pigs will still eat their own feces, even though their diets are more controlled and moderated.
I recognize the view that “if God put it on the earth, he meant for me to eat it” but in this case, it’s sort of like maggots. God put some creatures on this earth to help decomposition and more “house keeping” duties, which is really what pigs do.
And it’s not actually called “the devil’s meat.” That’s a joke between my family. I call all meat (including chicken and other permissible meats) that isn’t butchered in a halal way “the devil’s meat.”