scientific "facts" Mohammad?
Submitted by Richard the Lion heart (United States), Feb 20, 2006 at 02:19Dear Mohammad,
Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) never cease to amaze us. His scientific discoveries are comparable to Albert Einstein's. Here, he talks about how eating disease infested flies can better our health.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said "If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease." (Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537)
WoW! this is a great scientific break through. I think the prophet deserves a science award for that. Now let's see how fly therapy can help us.
This disease is found in South America, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Europe.
It's caused by a parasitic protozoan transmitted by the bite of sand flies.
Symptoms of this disease usually includes fever, weakness, swollen spleen, and skin sores.
There is no treatment for this disease; it eats away at your skin.
Onchocerciasis, also known as River Blindness is an infectious cause of blindness.
It is carried by a minute nematode worm that is spread by the Simulium black fly.
Found in South America and Africa, a bite from this insect can transmit the worm to its victim.
The drug invermectin has helped stop the progress of the disease.
This is a sleeping sickness and epidemic caused by a protozan blood parasite Trypanosoma.
It is transmitted by the salivary glands of infected Tsetse flies in Africa.
Symptoms include a boil- like sore at the site of the bite, fever, headaches, and severe illness.
Treatment should apply in the early stages of the disease by anti-parasitic drugs.
This is just to name a few. We should all thank the prophet for being so caring. And by the way Mohammad, How come all these discoveries were made and are still being made by Christian and Jewish kafirs not muslims. Allah must really be a peice of work.
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