Mu'min brother Mubashir,
LAHM-AL-KHINZEER = Swine-flesh.
Almost all dictionaries - including M-W Dictionary and Thesaurus and many others are extremely cautious in spelling swineflesh, the translated word from ........"Lahm-al-Khinzeer" = Swineflesh, Swine Flesh, Swine-Flesh, Meat of Pig, Pigmeat, Pig-Meat, PigMeat, Pigmeat, plus, plus :-)
2:172 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Enjoy the good and wholesome things that We have provided for all of you. And render thanks to God if it is Him that you serve. [2:168]
2:173 He has forbidden you: dead meat (carrion), blood, swine-flesh "Lahm-al-Khinzeer", and anything that has been dedicated to other than God. But if one is forced by necessity, neither intending disobedience, nor exceeding, it will not be a violation that hurts his own ‘self’. Indeed, God is Forgiving, Merciful.
[6:121, 6:145. Ithm = A violation that drags down the ‘self’ = An act that hurts the human ‘self’ = Anything that makes it difficult to rise up = An impediment to activity = Any action that depletes individual or communal energy. Ghafarah = Helmet. Forgiveness involves protection from the detrimental effects of faults]
INTERESTING STUFF :-)
RK, Dr. Rashad Khalifa of Egypt and Arizona (1935-1990), was an intelligent man but he was too ambitious and, claiming to be a messenger of God, crossed the line.
He had dropped the last two ayahs of Surah Taubah in 1985. He had an interesting rendition in the Qur'an at many points.
RK declared that only the 'Meat of Pig' was Forbidden (Haram) and the Fat of Pig (Lard) was perfectly Permissible (Halal).
Dr. Rashad Khalifa led himself and many others astray.