Hadith on Haram: Prohibition of Wine, Dead Meat, and Pork in Islam

📖Sunan Abi Dawud 3485
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying: Allah forbade wine and the price paid for it, and forbade dead meat and the price paid for it, and forbade swine and the price paid for it.

  • This hadith is from Sunan Abi Dawud narrates that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) forbade the consumption of wine, dead meat, and pork. The prohibition of these items is based on the teachings of Islam and the guidance of Allah. Regarding wine, it is well known that alcohol consumption can have negative effects on a person’s health and well-being. It can lead to addiction, liver damage, and other harmful consequences. Additionally, it can impair judgment and lead to irresponsible behavior, which can have negative impacts on society as a whole. While there may be some studies linking wine consumption to certain types of cancer, the main reason for its prohibition in Islam is its negative effects on both individuals and society. As for pork, it is also known to have negative effects on a person’s health. Pork can be a carrier of various diseases, parasites, and bacteria that can be harmful to humans. Additionally, the consumption of pork has been linked to an increased risk of certain health problems, such as heart disease and cancer. From an Islamic perspective, the prohibition of pork is based on the fact that it is considered impure and unhealthy for human consumption. It is worth noting that the prohibition of these items in Islam is not just limited to their consumption, but also extends to their trade and sale. This is because Islam emphasizes the importance of ethical and responsible behavior in all aspects of life, including business transactions. Therefore, it is considered unethical to profit from the sale of items that are harmful or prohibited in Islam.