Q: Can Muslims eat food cooked in a pan already used for cooking pork? Please note they do not use these pans for cooking pork or any haram dish now.
Dear Sister, I can understand your strong concern over the Halal food teachings of Islam. Islam forbids eating pork. It is undoubtedly not permissible to eat pork in Islam as the Holy Quran says,
“Forbidden to you (in food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of pork, and that on which has been invoked a name other than that of Allah.” (Al-Ma’idah 5: 3)
The Holy Qur’an also prohibits pork in these words in another surah.
“He has made unlawful for you that which dies of itself and blood and the flesh of swine and that on which the name of any other than Allah has been invoked. But he who is driven by necessity, being neither disobedient nor exceeding the limit, then surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.” Al-Baqra 2:173
A major Islamic Scholar from Al-Azhar University says in response to your question that “A Muslim can eat halal food cooked in a utensil already used for cooking of pork provided that it is cleaned completely to remove remains of pork” We think the answer will suffice the needs of your great and relevant question. Thanks again