Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Muhammad had Violated the Qur’an–2


Muhammad violated Allah’s restriction on him on the number of his wives

When Muhammad married Zaynab bint Jahsh, the wife of his adopted son, Zayd b. Harith, Allah was a little bit displeased with Muhammad’s audacious crave for young, beautiful, sexy women—married or single. So, Allah clamped down on Muhammad, sternly warning him that that was enough, that he could not accumulate further, any extra wives. Allah made Zaynab Muhammad’s wife number eight or nine—the last wife. Here is the verse where Allah forbade Muhammad to marry further after marrying Zaynab bint Jahsh:

Allah put restriction on Muhammad’s marriage; he is not to take any new wife, neither exchange old wives for new…33:52

033.052 YUSUFALI: It is not lawful for thee (to marry more) women after this, nor to change them for (other) wives, even though their beauty attract thee, except any thy right hand should possess (as handmaidens): and Allah doth watch over all things.

Let us have a look at the list of women with whom Muhammad had some kind of connection, including sexual. This list has been prepared from the book of Tabari (vol. ix, pp.120-141). Please note that this list is in chronological order. Highlighted in the list is the name of Zaynab bint Jahsh to demonstrate how flagrantly Muhammad had dishonored Allah’s restriction on him—he had collected at least 13 more wives, a sex-slave and a concubine even when Allah commanded him to restrain his wife collection.

Muhammad had 21 wives. They were:
1. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid
2. Sawdah bint Jamah
3. Aisha bint Abu Bakr
4. Hafsah bint Umar (Hafsha found Muhammad and Mariyah in her bed and she became hysterical (footnote 884, Tabari ix.131).
5. Umm Salamah
6. Juwayriyyah
7. Umm Habiba bint Abi Sufyan
8. Zaynab bint Jahsh
9. Safiyyah bint Huyayy
10. Maymunah bint Al-Harith
11. Sana bint Asma or Saba bint Asma. She died before Muhammad consummated the marriage.
12. al-Shama bint Amr al-Ghifariyaah. Muhammad divorced her for her doubting his prophethood.
13. Ghaziyyah bint Jabir. She was previously married and had a son named Sharik. She was beautiful but she refused to consummate the marriage. Muhammad found her old (ibid, p.139); so he returned her to her people.
14. Amrah bint Yazid. Some say she gave herself to Muhammad (33:50). Muhammad did not consummate the marriage.
15. Asma bint Al-Numan. Muhammad found her suffering from leprosy; so he divorced her giving her compensation.
16. Zaynab bint Khuzaymah—also called Umm al-Masakin (mother of the poor)
17. Al-Aliyaah bint Zabyan. It is alleged that she peeped through her door at the people in the mosque. So Muhammad divorced her after paying her some compensation (ibid, footnote 919, p.138).
18. Qutaylah bint Qays—but Muhammad died before he could consummate his marriage with her. She and her brother apostatized from Islam.
19. Fatimah bint Shurayh (Sara).
20. Kawlah bint Hudhayl
21. Layla bint Al-Khatim. She offered herself to Muhammad and Muhammad accepted her as his wife. Later, when her people admonished her for marrying Muhammad, she requested for a divorce and Muhammad divorced her.

People used to say that Muhammad was a womanizer (Tabari, vol.ix, p.139).

List of women to whom Muhammad proposed but did not marry
1. Umm Hani bint Abi Talib—she had a child. Previously Abu Talib had rejected Muhammad’s proposal to marry her.
2. Dubbah bint Amir—she was too old.
3. Safiyyah bint Bashshamah—she was a captive.
4. Umm Habiba bint al-Abbas—fosterage.
5. Jamrah bint Al-Harith—was suffering from leprosy.
6. Khawlah bint Hakim.
7. Amamah bint Hamzah.

Muhammad’s concubines were:
1. Mariyah bint Sham’un (Hafsah found Mariyah and Muhammad together in her bed and she was hysterical (Tabari, ix.131, footnote 884)
2. Rayhanah bint Zayd al-Quraziyaah.

Marriage not consummated:
1. Mulaykah bint Kab al-Laythi—Muhammad divorced her.
2. Bint Jundub.

Even the one of the most eminent commentators and translators of the Qur’an, Maulana Yusuf Ali admits that Muhammad had indeed transgressed the stipulation of the Qur’an.

Yusuf Ali (commentary number 3754, p.1123) writes: “This was revealed in A.H. 7. After that the Prophet did not marry again, except the handmaiden Mary the Copt, who was sent as a present by the Christians Muaqauqas of Egypt. She became the mother of Ibrahim, who died in his infancy.”

Muhammad violated the Qur’anic law on the punishment of sex offenders

Fornication and adultery are two most serious offences in Islamic societies. These acts are worse than murder and plunder. The punitive measures, as enacted in the Qur’an, are truly extremely harsh and barbaric. Let us read the verse which deals with such grave crimes:

Punishment for adultery or fornication (both man and woman) is one hundred lashes in front of the believers …24:2

024.022 YUSUFALI: The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication,- flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.

Strangely, when it came to a friend of Muhammad, who admitted having committed a punishable offence (illegal sex, perhaps), Muhammad did not apply this Qur’anic rule. Here is a hadis from Sahih Bukhari on this violation of the Qur’an:

Muhammad did not punish a person for illegal sexual intercourse because the person prayed with him…(Sahih Bukhari, 8.82.812)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 8, Book 82, Number 812 Narrated Anas bin Malik: While I was with the Prophet a man came and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have committed a legally punishable sin; please inflict the legal punishment on me’.’ The Prophet did not ask him what he had done. Then the time for the prayer became due and the man offered prayer along with the Prophet, and when the Prophet had finished his prayer, the man again got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have committed a legally punishable sin; please inflict the punishment on me according to Allah’s Laws.” The Prophet said, “Haven’t you prayed with us?’ He said, “Yes.” The Prophet said, “Allah has forgiven your sin.” or said, “….your legally punishable sin.”

Muhammad violated the Qur’anic code of conduct between marriageable couples

Please note that a man and a woman who are not close relatives (that is, those men and women who could be married to each other, those who are not in the prohibited class for marriage purposes) cannot, under any circumstances, be alone together. This moral guardianship is endorsed in these verses of the Qur’an:

Believing men are to lower their gaze and guard modesty…24:30

024.030 YUSUFALI: Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.

Let us observe what Muhammad did with some single women, who could be married to him.

The first such woman was none but his first cousin-sister, Umm Hani bint Abu Talib. Muhammad passionately fell in love with her, but for some unknown reason his beloved uncle, Abu Talib did not give her hand to Muhammad when Muhammad requested. Instead, Abu Talib married her to a pagan, Hibayrah. But Muhammad’s adulterous relation with Umm Hani (real name Fakitah, also known as Hind) continued. He used to sleep in her house, when no one was around. Such an incidence took place when Muhammad returned from his failed mission at Taif, after the deaths of his first wife, Khadijah and his uncle Abu Talib. Returning from Taif, he took shelter in Ka’ba. But at nightfall, when everyone was asleep, he stealthily went to Umm Hani’s house and spent the night with her. In the morning, when the people did not find him at Ka’ba, they went looking for him. They found him in the house of Umm Hani. He was embarrassed. So was Umm Hani. To hide the truth, he concocted the story of his night journey to Jerusalem and Paradise from Umm Hani’s house (more precisely, from her bed), which many converts of Islam found too incredible to believe. They left Islam then and there. This made Muhammad sad and withdrawn. Soon, after such an adulterous affair was leaked, he left Mecca and settled in Medina. But his undying love for Umm Hani remained aflame.

Later, when Muhammad became militarily strong and conquered Mecca, he went to Umm Hani’s house and stayed with her overnight, praying and chit-chatting with her. Hubayrah, Umm Hani’s husband had foreseen the fall of Mecca and had fled to Najran. So, Umm Hani was living in her house, separated from her pagan husband, and Muhammad was there comforting her, in open transgression of the Qur’anic code. (Please consult: Martin Lings, p.33, 101, 103-104, 299; Ibn Ishaq, p.184, Tabari, vol.viii, p.186)

Here is a hadis from Sahih Bukhari which demonstrates Muhammad’s way with single women, divorced or widowed, rich or poor, for sex, which clearly violates the Qur’an.

A dignified woman, Jauniyaa (a princess) was brought to Muhammad to have sex with him but she was reluctant to give herself to him; Muhammad was angry and raised his hand to beat her…(Sahih Bukhari, 7.63.182)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 63, Number 182 Narrated Abu Usaid: We went out with the Prophet to a garden called Ash-Shaut till we reached two walls between which we sat down. The Prophet said, “Sit here,” and went in (the garden). The Jauniyya (a lady from Bani Jaun) had been brought and lodged in a house in a date-palm garden in the home of Umaima bint An-Nu’man bin Sharahil, and her wet nurse was with her. When the Prophet entered upon her, he said to her, “Give me yourself (in marriage) as a gift.” She said, “Can a princess give herself in marriage to an ordinary man?” The Prophet raised his hand to pat her so that she might become tranquil. She said, “I seek refuge with Allah from you.” He said, “You have sought refuge with One Who gives refuge. Then the Prophet came out to us and said, “O Abu Usaid! Give her two white linen dresses to wear and let her go back to her family.”

Narrated Sahl and Abu Usaid: The Prophet married Umaima bint Sharahil, and when she was brought to him, he stretched his hand towards her. It seemed that she disliked that, whereupon the Prophet ordered Abu Usaid to prepare her and to provide her with two white linen dresses
. (See Hadith No. 541).

Readers should note that the woman mentioned in the above hadis was a minor, because her ‘wet nurse’ was with her when Muhammad wanted to have free sex with her. Also note that this child girl was perhaps naked when she met Muhammad, because Muhammad instructed Abu Usaid to cover her with white linen.

Muhammad violated the Qur’anic rule on sex and fondling with menstruating women

On menstruating women, the Qur’an says:

Menstruation is a disease; can’t have sex during a woman’s period; after the period is over have sex in any manner, at any time and at any place…2:222

022.222 YUSUFALI: They ask thee concerning women’s courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.

Please note that in verse 2:222 the Qur’an clearly says: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean.

Let us examine what Muhammad did to his wives when they were in heavy menstruation:

During Aisha’s period Muhammad used to fondle her in bath. When menstruating Aisha used to wash Muhammad’s head…(Sahih Bukhari 1.6.298)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6 Number 298 Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we were Junub. During the menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar (dress worn below the waist) and used to fondle me. While in Itikaf, he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I used to be in my periods (menses).

Muhammad used to fondle his wives when they were menstruating…(Sahih Bukhari 1.6.299)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 299 Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad: (on the authority of his father) ‘Aisha said: “Whenever Allah’s Apostle wanted to fondle anyone of us during her periods (menses), he used to order her to put on an Izar and start fondling her.” ‘Aisha added, “None of you could control his sexual desires as the Prophet could.”

Muhammad used to embrace his menstruating wives after covering their private parts…(Sahih Muslim 3.0578)

Sahih Muslim Book 003, Number 0578 ‘A’isha reported: When anyone amongst us was menstruating the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) asked her to tie waist-wrapper during the time when the menstrual blood profusely flowed and then embraced her; and she (’A'isha) observed: And who amongst you can have control over his desires as the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had over his desires.

Muhammad put his cheek and chest in between the naked thighs of a menstruating Aisha…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0270)

Sunaan Abu Dawud Volume i, Number 0270 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: Umarah ibn Ghurab said that his paternal aunt narrated to him that she asked Aisha: What if one of us menstruates and she and her husband have no bed except one? She replied: I relate to you what the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) had done. One night he entered (upon me) while I was menstruating. He went to the place of his prayer, that is, to the place of prayer reserved (for this purpose) in his house. He did not return until I felt asleep heavily, and he felt pain from cold. And he said: Come near me. I said: I am menstruating. He said: Uncover your thighs. I, therefore, uncovered both of my thighs. Then he put his cheek and chest on my thighs and I lent upon he until he became warm and slept.




Monday, 20 August 2012

Muhammad had Violated the Qur’an-1

(Note: This essay is an updated of version of the above article first posted on December 9, 2005. Due to much request from the readers the author has decided to re-write and update the essay in light with the new information glimpsed from the Qur’an and ahadith.)



TODAY’S JIHADISTS are murdering innocent, ordinary Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and other parts of the world to establish Allah’s laws. By Allah’s law they mean to institute the rules and regulations prescribed principally in the Qur’an, and in other Islamic holy books of Islam, such as ahadiths. These ardent soldiers of Allah staunchly believe Qur’an to be the infallible words of Allah, which are so sacrosanct that even Muhammad could have never violated.

But this is just a fib. When we diligently study the biography of Muhammad and the ahadith we find quite a few examples where Muhammad had openly transgressed the provisions in the Qur’an. Sex was an important aspect of Muhammad’s life. His unbridled indulgence in sex had, on many occasions, forced him to violate Allah’s rule overtly. To suppress his breach of the Qur’anic laws on sex and sexuality, he, as usual, concocted stories of Allah’s exemption to His dearest friend. In this essay I am exposing the hypocrisy of some Islamists who claim adamantly that Muhammad could have never violated the Qur’an. Besides sex, we also learn from the history of Islam that Muhammad had flagrantly violated many aspects of the Qur’an. It is important to learn about this aspect of Muhammad to characterize him as person of conniving, cunning and opportunistic disposition. This essay will expose the Islamic hypocrisy that Muhammad was a divine person, commanded by Allah to implement Allah’s laws on humanity.

Here are a few examples of how Muhammad had violated the sacred book of Allah, the Qur’an.

Muhammad broke the rule on sex and foreplay during fasting

What the Holy Qur’an says about sex during fasting time: During fasting, sexual activity is for the night only…2:187

002.187 YUSUFALI: Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments. Allah knoweth what ye used to do secretly among yourselves; but He turned to you and forgave you; so now associate with them, and seek what Allah Hath ordained for you, and eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread; then complete your fast Till the night appears; but do not associate with your wives while ye are in retreat in the mosques. Those are Limits (set by) Allah: Approach not nigh thereto. Thus doth Allah make clear His Signs to men: that they may learn self-restraint.

Here is what Muhammad did while observing fast:

Muhammad slept with Umm Salama during her period, kissed her while fasting and used to take bath from the same pot after having sex…(Sahih Bukhari,1.6.319)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 6, Number 319 Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama: Um-Salama said, “I got my menses while I was lying with the Prophet under a woollen sheet. So I slipped away, took the clothes for menses and put them on. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Have you got your menses?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ Then he called me and took me with him under the woollen sheet.” Um Salama further said, “The Prophet used to kiss me while he was fasting. The Prophet and I used to take the bath of Janaba from a single pot.”

While fasting, Muhammad kissed and embraced his wives…(Sahih Bukhari,3.31.149)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 31, Number 149 Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet used to kiss and embrace (his wives) while he was fasting, and he had more power to control his desires than any of you. Said Jabir, “The person who gets discharge after casting a look (on his wife) should complete his fast.”

Muhammad used to kiss and suck Aisha’s tongue while they were fasting…(Sunaan Abu Dawud,13.2380)

Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 13, Number 2380 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to kiss her and suck her tongue when he was fasting.

Muhammad violated the Qur’anic rules on dower (mehr) and the time of waiting (idda)) in marrying a divorced/widowed woman

When Muhammad captured Khaybar, he took as a captive, Safiyyah bt Huyayy, a very pretty teenage-girl and purportedly married her without paying her any dowry (mahr). The payment of mahr is compulsory in every Islamic marriage.

First, we shall examine how Muhammad violated the rule of dower. This rule is stipulated in the Qur’an thus:

To marry a woman, pay her dowry as a free-gift…4:4

004.004 YUSUFALI: And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it with right good cheer

To hide his deception, Muhammad claimed that marrying Safiyyah was in itself a good honour for her, her dowry was her manumission from being a sex-slave to Muhammad.

Let us read the following hadith

Muhammad consummated his marriage with Saffiyah by staying with her for three days on way from Khaybar; he ordered her to wear a veil…(Sahih Bukhari, 5.59.523, 524)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 523 Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet stayed with Safiya bint Huyai for three days on the way of Khaibar where he consummated his marriage with her. Safiya was amongst those who were ordered to use a veil.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 524 Narrated Anas: The Prophet stayed for three nights between Khaibar and Medina and was married to Safiya. I invited the Muslim to his marriage banquet and there was neither meat nor bread in that banquet but the Prophet ordered Bilal to spread the leather mats on which dates, dried yogurt and butter were put. The Muslims said amongst themselves, “Will she (i.e. Safiya) be one of the mothers of the believers, (i.e. one of the wives of the Prophet) or just (a lady captive) of what his right-hand possesses” Some of them said, “If the Prophet makes her observe the veil, then she will be one of the mothers of the believers (i.e. one of the Prophet’s wives), and if he does not make her observe the veil, then she will be his lady slave.” So when he departed, he made a place for her behind him (on his and made her observe the veil.

Muhammad stayed with Safiyyah for three nights consummating his marriage…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 2.11.2118)

Sunaan Dawud:Volumel. ii, Book 11, number 2118 Anas b Malik said: When the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) married Safiyyah, he stayed with her three nights. The narrator ‘Uthman added: She was non-virgin (previously married). He said: This tradition has been narrated to me by Hushaim, reported by Humaid, and transmitted by Anas.

Saffiya’s dower for marriage was her manumission…(Sahih Muslim, 8.3326) Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3326

This hadith has been narrated through another chain of transmitters on the authority of Anas that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) emancipated Safiyya, and her emancipation was treated as her wedding gift, and in the hadith transmitted by Mu’adh on the authority of his father (the words are):” He (the Holy Prophet) married Safiyya and bestowed her emancipation as her wedding gift.”

Please note that nowhere in the Qur’an we find that Allah has made it legal to use manumission of a slave-woman to be used as her dowry (mahr). Muhammad simply invented this rule according to his convenience.

Ibn Sa’d provides further information on this lustful marriage with a 19-year-old Jewish beauty with 60-year-old Muhammad. Please note that before falling into the hands of Muhammad, a Jewish man had married this pretty girl. Muhammad had already beheaded Safiyaah’s husband and her father after subjecting them to brutal torture. Having satiated his lust for blood, on the same night he killed her closest relatives, Muhammad took Saffiyah into his tent to have sex with her.

We learn from Ibn Sa’d that Muhammad purchased Safiyyah from Dhiyah for seven camels (around US$ 2,100). On the same night that Muhammad took possession of Safiyyah, he hastened to his tent to sleep with her. Here is what Ibn Sa’d writes:

“….when it was night, he entered a tent and she entered with him. Abu Ayyub came there and passed the night by the tent with a sword keeping his head at the tent. When it was morning and the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, perceived (somebody) moving, he asked: Who is there? He replied: I am Abu Ayub. He asked: Why are you here? He replied: O Apostle of Allah! There is a young lass newly wedded (to you) with whose late husband you have done what you have done. I was not sure of safety, so I wanted to be close to you. Thereupon the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said twice: O Abu Ayyub! May Allah show you mercy.” (ibn Sa’d vol.ii, p.145)

To hide the lascivious character of Muhammad, Muslim biographers often mention that he married Safiyyah before he slept with her. But they forget to state that Muhammad did not follow the rule of waiting period (three monthly periods) to sleep with Safiyyah.

We shall now see how Muhammad had violated the rule of idda (waiting period) in marrying a woman. These rules are stipulated in the Qur’an thus:

Before marrying another man, divorced women must wait three monthly periods…2:228

002.228 YUSUFALI: Divorced women shall wait concerning themselves for three monthly periods. Nor is it lawful for them to hide what Allah Hath created in their wombs, if they have faith in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them. And Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise

Widows wait four months and ten days for re-marriage…2:234

002.234 YUSUFALI: If any of you die and leave widows behind, they shall wait concerning themselves four months and ten days: When they have fulfilled their term, there is no blame on you if they dispose of themselves in a just and reasonable manner. And Allah is well acquainted with what ye do.

Clearly, when Muhammad wanted to sleep or to have sex with Safiyyah, she was a widow, as Muhammad had already killed her husband. Therefore, as per the Qur’an, Muhammad had to wait at least four months and ten days before he could even touch her. But Muhammad did not at all observe this rule; instead, he took Safiyyah, straight from the battlefield to his bed in the war camp. Having spent the night with her, Muhammad took her to another, safer location, stayed there for three days and consummated his marriage with Safiyyah.

Let us read a hadis on this:

Muhammad selected Safiyyah because of her beauty, made her his wife and gave a banquet at the wedding; then he had sex with Saffiyah at Sa`d-AsSahba…(Sahih Bukhari 4.52.143)

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 143 Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said to Abu Talha, “Choose one of your boy servants to serve me in my expedition to Khaibar.” So, Abu Talha took me letting me ride behind him while I was a boy nearing the age of puberty. I used to serve Allah’s Apostle when he stopped to rest. I heard him saying repeatedly, “O Allah! I seek refuge with You from distress and sorrow, from helplessness and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overcome by men.” Then we reached Khaibar; and when Allah enabled him to conquer the Fort (of Khaibar), the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin Akhtab was described to him. Her husband had been killed while she was a bride. So Allah’s Apostle selected her for himself and took her along with him till we reached a place called Sad-AsSahba,’ where her menses were over and he took her for his wife. Haris (a kind of dish) was served on a small leather sheet. Then Allah’s Apostle told me to call those who were around me. So, that was the marriage banquet of Allah’s Apostle and Safiya. Then we left for Medina. I saw Allah’s Apostle folding a cloak round the hump of the camel so as to make a wide space for Safiya (to sit on behind him) He sat beside his camel letting his knees for Safiya to put her feet on so as to mount the camel. Then, we proceeded till we approached Medina; he looked at Uhud (mountain) and said, “This is a mountain which loves us and is loved by us.” Then he looked at Medina and said, “O Allah! I make the area between its (i.e. Medina’s) two mountains a sanctuary as Abraham made Mecca a sanctuary. O Allah! Bless them (i.e. the people of Medina) in their Mudd and Sa (i.e. measures).”

Source: http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/09/21/muhammad-had-violated-the-quran-updated-and-re-written/



Sunday, 19 August 2012

The benefits of drinking camel Urine

FaithFreedom received the following inquiry from one of our good readers:

Is there any one to clarify this point that drinking of camel urine is curative in Hepatitis C. Few weeks ago I met with a doctor who was master of Muslim medicine. He told me that Camel Urine is very effective in so many physical problems specially Hepatitis “C”. He gave reference of many Ahadiths about it. I want to ask the Muslims whether they drink camel urine or not and if not why not when Prophet Peace be Upon him has ordered Muslims to drink it. Fanatic Hindus love Cow Urine but Muslims believe in true religion so they drink the Urine of largest domesticated animals for bigger advantages.

This is like trying to prove scientifically that the world is flat, but here is our FFI effort.

I googled “Camel Urine” and got a bunch of hits:

From “Answering Christianity” we are given the hadith involved and added to that is the generalized view from Islamic believers. Most of the discussion is dedicated to one chemical derived from Animal Urine but it seems to revolve around Mares (female horse) urine not camel.

At best it was the same old drivel trying to prove just how “scientific” the Quran really is. In another link titled “Camels could help cure humans” they make the following quote:

“Writing in the British Institute of Biology’s magazine, The Biologist, Dr Jassim says the small size of camel antibodies would also allow them to penetrate deep into human tissue and cells that would not be otherwise accessible.”

Now anyone who has three hours in microbiology understands that antibodies are specialized cells in our bodies that attack foreign bodies and kills the invading disease (germs or virsus or even a splinter) or any other foreign object. We are not aware that antibodies come in smaller packages than others that can ‘penetrate deep into human tissue and cells’. To the untrained eye this sounds great, but all one has to do is google the subject and this statement soon becomes rubbish.

From “muhammadanism.org” we get some very inspiring insight into a concept that drinking camel urine will cure human ills. It basically comes down to whether one has faith in what the Prophet said. Here is the meat of the article:

Of course, many Muslims find the idea of drinking camel’s urine to be repulsive; and, as a result, they reject this hadith, even though it is Muttafaq ‘Alaih. Others justify the hadith, and point out that horse urine is the source of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) and available as Premarin®. It is an estrogen treatment for menopausal and premenopausal women. For them, it is reason to praise Muhammad whom, they claim, had miraculous foreknowledge of modern medicine. However, there is no specific evidence that those who were ill were menopausal women or that Muhammad suggested that camel urine would cure a woman who had a low level of estrogen.

Furthermore, those Muslims who think that Muhammad was given miraculous scientific knowledge only give lip service to this hadith. They would never put camel urine to their lips and drink it themselves. This shows that they don’t really believe the so-called miracle in their hearts. If they did, they would be asking to drink camel’s urine whenever they were ill. Since they neither believe nor follow Muhammad’s advice in this hadith, their verbal praise of Muhammad’s miraculous medical knowledge rings hollow and hypocritical.

In “Islam Question and Answer” the question seems to be answered definitely, if one is gullible enough to believe it. This page is really an important read because the Doctors at “Sudanese al-Jazeerah university” are so far ahead of say a world leading research institution like “Johns Hopkins” that they apparently lead the world in learning. (Of course I have never known of any real research coming out of “Sudanese al-Jazeerah university”. Have you?)

The only problem with this page is that all Mammal urine has similar qualities and it is not restricted to just a Camel; however, if animal urine was a miracle cure the world could save trillions of dollars a year by all world doctors simply prescribing Camel Urine for the cure. But it is fine to just think how great the health of the world’s people would be if we simply took the Prophets word and drank Camel milk and urine. Of course all mammalian milk is good food; I just don’t want to entertain drinking an animal’s waste stream.

While I point out these web sites that tout the benefits of drinking camel urine it is hard to find real science establishing the merits of ingesting untreated camel urine. But one must remember that all animals (including Homo sapiens) are large chemical factories and our bodies respond to many chemicals. Mammal metabolism in all advanced species is similar and on the face of the issue it seems highly unlikely that drinking raw camel urine, a waste product from another mammal, would include any chemical that our own bodies would not expel. In fact the urea (a source of nitrogen), potassium and other chemicals and proteins in camel would simply be rejected by our bodies also. But we cannot rule out the placebo effect that a true believer in Islam may experience by drinking camel urine.

The argument that Muslims make for justifying the drinking of camel urine is quite simple: the Muslim world must prove that Mohammad did not lie to them and in someway Allah had revealed to Mohammad some science that all Muslim must accept at face value. So they seek to find any little thread of truth to a blatant lie or at best an ancient ‘wives tale’ about the benefits of drinking such a vile waste product. As hard as I tried I could not find any non-Islamic source for the vast benefits of drinking Camel Urine. The data on treatments for Hepatitis “C” with Camel urine was only found at the Islamic motivated sites. So I don’t think that the New England Journal of Medicine is going to make a camel urine drinking recommendation in the near future.

So my conclusion is that there may well be some trace chemical in any waste product that could lead to scientific discovery as all drugs are nothing more than chemicals; however, the thought that Allah invented camels to be a movable pharmacy is quite far fetched.

Source: http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/09/19/the-benefits-of-drinking-camel-urine/