Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: Allah orders us in the Qur’an not to consume the flesh of swine. “Forbidden to you (for food) are carrion, blood, swine flesh, and that which has been dedicated to any other than Allah; that which has been strangled; that which has been beaten to death (by a blunt instrument); that which fell (a long fall); that which was gored by horns; that of which predators have eaten—saving that which you make lawful (by slaughtering before they die); and which has been sacrificed to idols.” (Al-Ma’idah: 3)
While forbidding us to eat the flesh of swine, Allah says it is filthy, and since Allah in His wisdom has declared the flesh of swine filthy, and therefore unfit for human consumption, we must shun it. For Allah forbids only that which is impure and unwholesome. He says concerning the mission of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), “He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them what is foul (and, therefore, unwholesome).” (Al-A`raf: 157)
There is enough scientific evidence to show that the flesh of swine is not at all that good for human consumption.