CHAPTER 8 HALAL AND HARAM FOOD : THE SUNNIS AND SHI’AHS OBSERVE CHRISTIAN / JEWISH SCRIPTURE
CHAPTER 8 HALAL AND HARAM FOOD : THE SUNNIS AND SHI’AHS OBSERVE CHRISTIAN / JEWISH SCRIPTURE
Just like many other practises which we have described so far, the Sunni and the Shiah too follow many prohibitions on food that is taken almost exactly, word for word from the Christian Bible.
Before we see where they have gone totally wrong, firstly let us see what exactly the Quran makes lawful (HALAL) and unlawful (HARAM) in terms of food.
[Surah 5:3] "Forbidden unto you (for food) are carrion and running blood and swineflesh, and that which hath been dedicated unto any other than Allah.."
The Quran only forbids FOUR TYPES of food ie carrion, running blood, pork and things (any food item) that has been dedicated to something other than God (eg on an altar, slaughtered by a human being with a particular identity etc).
The verse also continues with more detail about animals that are dead:
"( also forbidden are) and the strangled, and the dead through beating, and the dead through falling from a height, and that which hath been killed by horns, and the devoured of wild beasts, saving that which ye make lawful, and that which hath been immolated unto idols" (5:3).
Other than this, EVERYTHING ELSE is halal for Muslims. Yes, that would include frogs, crocodiles, alligators, birds and whatever else - AS LONG AS they are good for you. The Arabs say that they can eat desert lizards or dhawab. The founder of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz ibn Saud used to feast on desert lizards (dhawab) and desert rats.
[Surah 5:4] "They ask thee (O Muhammad) what is made lawful for them. Say: "ALL GOOD THINGS are made lawful for you. And that which the dogs catch which ye have trained as dogs are trained, ye teach them that which Allah taught you; so eat of that which they catch for you and mention Allah's name upon it, and observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is swift to take account".
People asked the Prophet "What is made lawful for them ?' The Prophet was commanded to say "ALL GOOD THINGS ARE MADE LAWFUL FOR YOU". And this includes what your DOGS catch for you (see verse 5:4 above).
This also means that Muslims can keep and rear DOGS and even use the DOGS to catch food. Such food is halal. But many of the sunnis today say it is haram to keep dogs. They hate dogs.
For thousands of years and until today millions of people have been eating porcupine, marsh rats, snakes, crocodiles etc. These animals are much sought after in various countries and people eat them because the animals make up good food. Similarly even the fake hadith records the Arabs eating desert lizards called 'dawwab'. Arabs and Pakistanis also eat locusts and other insects too. The Scandinavians eat an animal called the musk rat. The Amazonian Indians eat a large rodent called the capybara.
For these peoples desert lizards, musk rats and capybara are good food. So let them eat it - according to the Quran it is halal.
Similarly the aboriginal peoples have been eating squirrels, monkeys and other such creatures since God created them on the surface of the earth. The human being can eat all these because they are good for them.
These are all HALAL because "ALL GOOD THINGS ARE MADE LAWFUL FOR YOU" (5:4).
If you follow the Quran, you can eat anything that is good for your body except pork, running blood, dead animals and desecrated food. VERY simple. If you ollow the Quran, you can survive anywhere on God's earth. (I have seen Sunni "tourists" starving themselves in Papua New Guinea. They kept eating bread for three days)
This is because the Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah have come up with very long lists of foods which they have prohibited. Not surprisingly (because they are all falsehoods) you find differences between the sunnis, shiahs, shafiee, hanafi, maliki, hanbali sub cults etc on what exactly is halal or haram.
For example some say crabs are haram, frogs are haram, birds with talons are haram, animals with canine teeth are haram and other such things. If you refer the book ‘Al Halal Wal Haram Fil Islam’ by Yusuf Qardawi you will understand what I mean. They are not supposed to forbid or make haram all these foods, but the sunni and shiah ulema do not care. They are smarter than God.
[Surah 5:87] O ye who believe! Forbid not the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you, and transgress not, Lo! Allah loveth not transgressors.
[Surah 5:88] Eat of that which Allah hath bestowed on you as food lawful and good, and keep your duty to Allah in Whom ye are believers
But the sunni and shiah do not care. They can make unlawful what God has made lawful. They are greater than God. And where do they get their strange ideas ? You guessed it. The Bible of course.
Another example is that God has made lawful to hunt in the sea and to eat anything from the sea. Everything from the sea is halal for eating.
[Surah 5:96] To hunt and to eat of the sea is made lawful for you, a provision for you and for seafarers.."
Therefore for thousands of years Eskimos hunt and eat seals and walruses and whales and all kinds of fish. (What else could they possibly eat ?) And we all eat fish from the sea. Also turtles, sharks, sea cucumbers, crayfish etc. All this is lawful according to God and the Prophet in the Quran. But the sunni and shiah have created their own confusing lists of what is lawful and what is not lawful - even from the sea.
For example the Shafiee (or is it the Hanafi) sub cults among the Sunnis say that fish without scales are haram. This would make sharks and certain fishes without scales haram. Some also say that eels are haram because they are serpents. Some say mud crabs are ‘makruh’ or 'not encouraged' to be eaten because they live in two habitats i.e. in water and on land.
Where do these strange ideas come from ? You guessed it folks. It comes from the Christian Bible. The Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah faith is plagiarized from the Bible.
And here it is :
[Lev 11:9] "These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.
But just like some of the Ahlul Sunnah sects the Bible says you cannot eat the following:
[Lev 11:10] But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming (crawling) creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is an abomination to you.
[Lev 11:11] They shall remain an abomination to you; of their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall have in abomination.
[Lev 11:12] Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is an abomination to you.
This is exactly what some of the Sunnis say ie fish without scales are haram, crabs are haram or "makruh" etc..
Similarly the Ahlul Sunnah have made a list of birds that CANNOT be eaten. Included in this list are the birds of prey and other kinds of birds. They summarise it by saying you cannot eat birds with talons or curved beaks. Again this is only too similar to the following list found in the Bible:
[Lev 11:13] "And these you shall have in abomination among the birds, they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey,
[Lev 11:14] the kite, the falcon according to its kind,
[Lev 11:15] every raven according to its kind,
[Lev 11:16] the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk according to its kind,
[Lev 11:17] the owl, the cormorant, the ibis,
[Lev 11:18] the water hen, the pelican, the carrion vulture,
[Lev 11:19] the stork, the heron according to its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat
We can clearly see where the Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah prohibition on foods comes from – it is plagiarized completely from the Christian Bible. But surprise, surprise - the Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah both allow the eating of locusts and some grasshoppers. As mentioned before - Arabs and Pakistanis do eat locusts. They say these are permissible or halal. It is quite strange because why did they not pick on honey bees, butterflies or cockroaches and made those things halal ? Why include only the locusts and grasshoppers on their halal list ?
The answer lies in the fact that this idea about locusts and grasshoppers being permissible food is also stolen from the Bible. The Ahlul Sunnah and Shiahs copycat the Bible very closely for both their HALAL as well as their HARAM foods.
[Lev 11:21] Yet among the winged insects that go on all fours you may eat those which have legs above their feet, with which to leap on the earth.
[Lev 11:22] Of them you may eat: the locust according to its kind, the bald locust according to its kind, the cricket according to its kind, and the grasshopper according to its kind.
But the Quran has already said "ALL GOOD THINGS ARE MADE LAWFUL FOR YOU" (5:4). Hence some Chinese restaurants serve fried ants, cockroaches and even scorpion. If it is good, why not ? The Quran allows it.
Again this is just one more example of the sources of the religion of Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah, which cannot be found anywhere in the teachings of the Prophet in the Quran. They are stolen from the Chistians and Jews. These teachings are therefore not part of Islam.
These Sunni and Shiah beliefs are not part of Islam. But you can find these teachings ONLY in the Christian Bible. The Sunnis and the Shiahs are actually the best Christians. Without even realising it now, the Sunnis and Shiahs are following the Christian Bible better than the Christians themsleves.
They have fallen into the trap the Christians have set for them. God has already warned the Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah :
[Surah 3:69] A party of the followers of the Book desire that they should lead you astray, and they lead not astray but themselves, and they do not perceive.
But it is too late. The Ahlul Sunnah and Shiah have already been led astray by the Christians. They are no more Muslims. They are kuffar.