Innovated Dietary Prohibitions Condemned (6:143 – 6:144)

Innovated Dietary Prohibitions Condemned

[6:143] Eight kinds of livestock: regarding the two kinds of sheep, and the two kinds of goats, say, “Is it the two males that He prohibited, or the two females, or the contents of the wombs of the two females? Tell me what you know, if you are truthful.”
[6:144] Regarding the two kinds of camels, and the two kinds of cattle, say, “Is it the two males that He prohibited, or the two females, or the contents of the wombs of the two females? Were you witnesses when GOD decreed such prohibitions for you? Who is more evil than those who invent such lies and attribute them to GOD? They thus mislead the people without knowledge. GOD does not guide such evil people.”

Are there additional kinds of livestock other than the ones mentioned above? Sheep, goats, camels and cattle (male and female).

What about bison, alpaca, lamas, ox, donkey, horses etc?

The word livestock in Arabic is Al-an’am which also means blessing.

[51:49] We created a pair (male and female) of everything, that you may take heed.  

[53:45] He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female –

Are pigs considered livestock?

[5:1] O you who believe, you shall fulfill your covenants. Permitted for you to eat are the livestock, except those specifically prohibited herein. You shall not permit hunting throughout Hajj pilgrimage. GOD decrees whatever He wills.

[22:30] Those who reverence the rites decreed by GOD have deserved a good reward at their Lord. All livestock is made lawful for your food, except for those specifically prohibited for you. You shall avoid the abomination of idol worship, and avoid bearing false witness.

Is pig’s milk prohibited?

Not likely that you will be encountered with the possibility of consuming pig milk, but meat is typically associated with protein, and since milk has protein perhaps it is considered a form of meat. This is one person’s opinion.

http://onpasture.com/2015/01/05/why-dont-we-drink-pig-milk/

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