The prophet Mohammed recommended camel piss as a beneficial drink for the faithful, and apparently some do, judging from a recent news story from The Kingdom. A store owner had his shop shut down by authorities when it was discovered the liquid advertised as camel urine was actually his own. Imagine the outrage! Is there a fatwa for this?
The famous Islam Comic: Mohammed’s Believe It or Else!
highlighted the practice:
In fact, Mohammed recommended imbibing camel urine on numerous occasions, according to JihadWatch
in its discussion of the news:
Some hadiths depict Muhammad touting the medicinal benefits of drinking camel urine. This one also shows him in his full compassionate, merciful glory: “The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron.” (Bukhari 9.76.5686)And so drinking camel urine is just as much a matter of obeying Muhammad (as the Qur’an repeatedly exhorts Muslims to do; see 3:32; 3:132; 4:13; 4:59; 4:69; 4:80; 5:92; 8:1; 8:20; 8:46; 9:71; 24:47; 24:51; 24:52; 24:54; 24:56; 33:33; 47:33; 49:14; 58:13; 64:12) as is waging jihad and subjugating Infidels (see Qur’an 9:29).
Saudis are known to love camels, and they still enjoy camel races as a celebration of heritage and appreciate a good-looking animal
Nearly 81,000 young Saudis currently attend American colleges
. Do they send home for beverages? We wouldn’t want them to suffer any cultural deprivation while residing in the land of the infidel.
Here’s the story from Saudi Arabia — truth in packaging matters everywhere, it seems.
Saudi authorities close down shop selling traditional camel urine drinks… after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste, Daily Mail, December 22, 2015Saudi authorities have closed down a shop selling traditional camel urine drinks after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste.Health inspectors swooped on a vendor in the port city of Al Qunfudhah, in south-western Saudi Arabia, and confiscated more than 70 full bottles.The practice of drinking camel’s urine mixed with milk is believed to date back centuries while some insist it has health benefits.But the shopkeeper’s business was closed down indefinitely amid claims he had been selling his own urine to unsuspecting customers.The traditional camel urine drink is believed to have originated from a passage in the Hadith.The Muslim holy book contains quotes from the prophet Muhammad and it says: ‘Some people of Ukl or Uraina tribes came to Medina (in Saudi Arabia) and the climate did not suit them.‘So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (milk) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as medicine).So they went as directed and afterwards they became healthy.’The World Health Organisation (WHO), however, has warned against drinking it.In June, amid an outbreak of the MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) virus, the group specifically issued a health warning against the practice which they feared would spread the condition.Advice published on their website read: ‘Food hygiene practices should be observed. People should avoid drinking raw camel milk or camel urine.’