Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pigs!


I am starting to be disgusted by pork. I was never a fan, even before knowing there was a religion that forbade its consumption. I would never eat pork roast and I hate ham. The only thing I find really yummy is bacon and even though I'm not a huge fan of sausages, I found them fine and ate those. I was never disgusted by pork though.

My husband obviously doesn't want me to eat it and I mostly haven't since we have been together, but that was the only reason I didn't eat bacon when I had the chance. These days though, I feel disgusted by even bacon!

I don't think that being disgusted with a prohibited food in any way strengthens faith or anything, so I find it weird that I feel this way. If it's at all connected that I feel stronger for Islam and against pork, seriously, I am losing my mind!

Likely, it's more connected to my lack of appetite and constant nausea lately than to anything religious.

13 Comentários:

Jamilah said...

There are a lot of good bacon products that are not piggie... I like beef bacon and turkey bacon...

that one picture of the pig makes him look like he has on high heels... hahahaha

Candice said...

Lol, he does look like he's on heels! I like chicken bacon but it really doesn't taste like bacon at all.

Stephanie said...

I like turkey bacon alot. Just cook it in the skillet with a little oil, like regular bacon. I also use smoked turkey, the mesquite smoked kind still on the bones, or cubed smoked turkey lunchmeat for use in eggs, etc. in place of ham.

Jamilah said...

they have turkey ham too... I've never had chicken bacon...

I don't really miss real bacon, i did miss peperoni, but now that I've had beef peperoni at our local halal pizza place I'm fine :)

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

I'm not sure whether I don't like the idea of eating pork because I never ate any growing up or because the general state of cleanliness amongst pigs is pretty bad...I remember tasting it once when I was younger and not really being blown away. Anyway, like others said, there are lots of substitutes these days.

Solace In Islam said...

When I reverted giving up pork and pork-related products was the easiest thing. I found it strange since I used to love my bacon and egg sandwiches. But I am happy about it, Alhamdullilah.

Candice said...

I don't think giving up pork is really hard overall. I live with my little family (husband and child) and so I buy what I want to buy. The only thing is going to my parents when they're making bacon. But still, tolerable. They don't question why I don't want to eat pork like my uncle does. I don't go to his place often though!

Anisah said...

r u preggers?:)

Candice said...

Anisah... no no no no no! I can't even think about this! If it were yes, I... I can't think about this! lol. But I am very careful so I really don't think so!

Anisah said...

lack of appetite...taste change...nausea... hmmmmm hehehe

Sarah said...

I was always disgusted by bacon and ham so no probs for me :)
I wonder if there is a rational explanation for the prohibition on pork? Or is it one that just doesn't have an answer? Anybody know?

Aynur said...

Sarah - well the Qur'an states that pork is an "abomination". There is definitely a rational explanation - one of them is pork doesn't keep very long without being refrigerated, bacteria will start multiplying extremely fast.
Also I read pigs eat their own excrement. If they're eating that, it's getting into their flesh.
The trichina worm is found in pork, and if it enters the human body it settles directly in the muscles of the heart, and can be a possible fatal threat. Now, they can tell which pigs have trichina, but not 1400 years ago.

Sarah the Seeker said...

Thanks Aynur, for the info. So it's basically unclean/unhygienic. Also I suppose pigs are omnivores. I've worked in bakeries and all the unsold stuff at the end of the day would get taken to the pig farm - cream buns, meat pies, you name it. That always put me off pork somewhat.

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