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But, Iman Taj

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Submitted by B. Williame (Belgium), May 8, 2008 at 02:36

In the past, when there were no refrigerators and no soap, dogs coudn't be washed, hands where washed with water and sand(dirt). Considering this , pork meat easally could contain different bacteria the day after the animal was killed, if it wasn't already infected before.

Dogs who ate rats, etc...would also have been unclean in the hygienic sense.

That he didn't know the real reason didn't matter. Muhammed, must have noticed that people tended to get more often ill from eating pork or that some dogs where walking infections back then.

Proclaiming them to be unclean/ avoidance of good and health blessings by angels is a religious way of telling it's followers that if you want to stay healthy, you need to be careful what you eat and keep near you.

Though if you see it as a pure religious matter then you get an inconsistenty with other texts. all animals worship Allah in their own ways, all animals are equal before Allah and then the contradiction Pigs, dogs, etc... are unclean, but rats, etc... are not? This cannot be as the Q'uran is the written word of Allah and there cannot be any contradictions.

So I do logically conclude it had to be for health reasons and as they do not apply in the same manner with the technology and medications we have now, it should be adjusted. In this manner not only following the words of Allah through his prophet Muhammed (PBUH) by again letting all animals be equal but also to creating less friction between faiths and cultures.

But please if you see I made a wrong logic somewhere, show it to me then.

Regards,

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