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Drinking camel's urine (or not) is the smallest problem in sunnah 5686

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in response to reader comment: Our dear Michael al-tablighee: Here is Sahih al-Bukhari and Camel's urine cures all! What a disaster

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jan 12, 2022 at 22:36

Dear Dr Pipes,

Islam has a way to quibble about trivialities while ignoring substantial issues. And, we the commentators of Islam, also get trapped in these trivialities. Following DNM's citation, I got a chance to research Sunnah al bukhari 5686.

In Sunnah 5686 Muhammad did two things. First, he allegedly advised some neo-converts to drink Camel milk and urine. The second, I will discuss later. Muslim scholars ask and answer with deep interest if Dr Muhammad recommended urine as a medicine. Some scholars say that he indeed recommended urine as medicine. Others say that it was a malicious attack on Islam and no such prescription was written.

The other thing that Dr/General Muhammad undeniably did in 5686 was that he got the neo-converts killed after getting their eyes gouged and their limbs cut. This is not a joke, it is not disputed, and Islamic scholars do not find it disgusting. So what led to this bizarre behavior?

Apparently, the neo-converts got greedy. They herded the camels away (probably stole them) and renounced Islam. Why did they renounce Islam? Perhaps they were rationalists and decided that the Camel urine cannot be recommended by a true prophet of God. Only God knows. But since they turned apostates --the Islamic scholarship concurs-- they needed to be killed and their eyes gouged. That was done under Muhammad's advice.

The more I research Islam, the more I smile. This cannot be real. This has to be a fiction of some kind. Too bad they did
not have cheap decanters in those days. If they had Muhammad might have given milk or urine in travel-ready bottles and might have saved the camels for himself. So many lives might have been saved and better examples could be set. But such are the ways of Islam.


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