My nurse almost died yesterday. No, she was not having a cardiac event or anything of the sort. She almost died rolling onto floor laughing out loud or better known on the net as ROFLOL. Of course I asked her why. She told me that a patient came by to ask for a multivitamin. "So?" I was beginning to think that too much of patients' information is getting to her sanity. The she answered, "she ask if the vitamin is halal or not". I was the least amused. My reaction was more of the WTF kind. (like "whhhhaaaaa' the fffffff.........ish"?!!). Not the same reaction from the good laugh I had when I read thefatwa story. Ironically, both emotions were instigated by religious sources. They say religion is no laughing matter. Agreed. Some of the "followers" however,are hilarious though.
Click here for the contents of multivitamins, and tell me which part can be considered as haram?
(click below to answer that question boggling your mind)
I reckon it's likely the lecithin ingredient whereby can be derived from animal or vegetable sources. Obviously the animal sources that is causing all the hoo haas.
As usual, I would go refer back to the words of God when in doubt.
In surah An-Nahl Ayah 115 (16:115) God said,
 He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
And He added;
 But say not - for any false thing that your tongues may put forth - "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so as to ascribe false things to Allah. For those who ascribe false things to Allah, will never prosper.
And for those who like to use the "Halal" brand to manipulate Muslim market, God has a message for thee;
 (In such falsehood) is but a paltry profit; but they will have a most grievous Penalty.
It was not until later that Science unfolded the reason behind the ban to the meat of pig. I think almost everyone would have known by now the nematods parasiting the pork. For those who have patience for knowledge, ple click the link below to learn about the Trichinosis
Here's the description, copied and pasted.
"The life cycle of T. spiralis includes several different stages. The adult trichina lives in the intestinal lining of such meat-eating animals as swine, bears, walrus, and rodents. After mating, the male worm dies while the female goes on to produce the offspring. (imagine what happens if men dies after sex!!!)
Roundworms have a stage of development called the embryonic stage, which in many species occurs after birth. In trichinae, however, this embryonic stage occurs within the uterus of the female, so the offspring that are ultimately discharged into the host's intestinal lining are in the larval second stage of life. These larvae—about 1500 from each female worm—travel through the circulatory system to the heart, then through the blood vessels leading to striated muscle (the muscle of the skeletal system and the heart). Most larvae that cannot find suitable locations in striated muscle will die.
Those larvae that reach striated muscle will grow to a length of about one millimeter, coil themselves, and enclose themselves within a protective wall called a cyst. This process is referred to as encysting. The worms in the cysts can live for up to ten years in this form."
"Most lavae that cannot find suitable locations in striated muscle will die". A surge of comprehension dawned unto me as I read these words. How precise God had been when He mentioned "the flesh of swine". He did not say "the swine", "the bones of swine" or "the skin of swine". Just "the flesh of swine". Simple straight forward message, even an imbecile can understand. He even added, "But say not - for any false thing that your tongues may put forth - "This is lawful, and this is forbidden," so as to ascribe false things to Allah. For those who ascribe false things to Allah, will never prosper." followed by warning for those who intend to manipulate His words for profit making.
In An-Nisaa' (4:28), God had said;
" Allah doth wish to lighten your (difficulties): for man was created weak (in flesh)."
God need not burden us with anything for men loves to complicate the uncomplicated and in doing so, impose burden unto themselves.
So where did all this "Haram this Haram that" came from? Frankly, I don't give a damn.........All that matters to me is the words of God, because time after time, only the words of God stand true. Obviously He knew what we mere mortals are not only capable of complicating the uncomplicated, but we somehow are fond of doing it for whatever agenda. That was why God was specific in his commands. Still, to err is human.
God said in Surah Ta Ha Ayah 2-3
 We have not sent down the Qur-an to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress,
 But only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah).
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