The Risks of Consuming Haram Food From Medical Perspectives
Muhammad Yanis Musdja
The Center of Assessment and Development for Halal Products, Islamic State University
As it is said in the Al-Qur’an, surah Al-Baqarah, verse 168, that consuming food and drink halalanthayyiban is very good for all mankind. The truth of this verse has been proven by scientific research, namely: when a person consumes food that is forbidden in Islam, such as consuming; alcohol, pork, blood, beasts, animals not slaughtered in the name of God and others, causing the person will be susceptible to certain diseases, disorders of character, etc. This should be communicated to all mankind. Therefore, the teachings of Islam is a mercy to all mankind. The objective of this paper is to enhance confidence for the Muslims as well as provide information for non-Muslims about the truth of Islam and the Al-Quran miracle, so people will be more interested for convert to Islam. The observation is based on analysis of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities, Threats) “Strengths”: Islam is a religion that comes from God, the truth of Islamic teachings is the absolute and there is no iota of doubt to him and Allah has promised to reveal the truth of the verses in every field of science, as it is said in the Al-Qur’an in Surah Fushilat, Verse 53. “Weaknesses”: At this time, The countries that have Muslim majority population is lagging in science and technology. Some people who do not understand the teachings of Islam have prejudice, the cause is Islam. In fact in this case, the cause of Muslims are lagging due to less active and less serious in mastering science and technology. “Opportunities”: As it is said in the Al-Qur’an, Surah Ali Imran, verse 110. Muslims are the best people are born for the humans, ordered to the goodness, and prevent it from evil, and believe in Allah. Therefore, Muslim intellectuals who already know about the scientific truth of the teachings of Islam about the dangers of consuming haram foods. The truth of the teachings of Islam must be disclosed by scientific knowledge. This is a mission that shows the truth of Islam. So it will be more and more people are interested to Islam. “Threats”: People who do not like Islam and the people who do not understand Islam is often said that food and beverages are prohibited in Islam does not have a foundation of scientific knowledge. They said it will only hurt the followers of islam. Whereas in fact, scientific knowledge has proved the truth of the teachings of Islam. That food and beverages are prohibited by God will cause great harm to those who violate it. In conclusion, as promise of Allah in the Al-Qur’an, in Surah Fushsilat, verse 53: That God will reveal the truth the verses in the whole field of science has been increasingly evident. This is most evident with the scientific evidence about the dangers of consuming forbidden foods. This should be communicated to all mankind, because in the Al-Qur’an at Surat Al-Baqorah verse 168: That consuming foods that halalanthayyiban not only for the Muslims, but for the all mankind. This proves that Islam is a mercy for the all mankind.
Keywords: The risks of consuming, Haram foods, Fobidden food, Based on medical aspects