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Swine & Fish in Scriptures
By:Dr. Shabbir
Date: Monday, 16 February 2009, 8:14 pm

Question: Could you please compare the ordinances about consuming swine-flesh and sea-food in the Bible and the Qur’an? - Dr. Khalid Naseer


The Bible - Leviticus

11:7 And the swine, ----; he is unclean to you.

11:8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; ----. [The Quran does not go to extremes. It only forbids the eating of pork]

11:12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you. [The Mullahs pronounce the shellfish detestable]

The Qur’an:

16:115 He only prohibits for you the dead animal, blood, and swine-flesh and anything that has been dedicated to other than God….. [6:144]

5:96 Lawful to you is all water-game. This is decent provision for you and for those who are traveling by sea. Do not pursue land-game during Pilgrimage…. [Bahr = Sea = River = Any body of water]