Saudis shut down camel urine shop: owner was selling his own urine

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). But this wily shop owner tried cutting costs by using his own product instead, and is now getting his comeuppance.

camel urine

“Saudi authorities close down shop selling traditional camel urine drinks… after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste,” by Julian Robinson, MailOnline, December 22, 2015 (thanks to Robert):

Saudi 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.

Source: Saudis shut down camel urine shop: owner was selling his own urine

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One Response to Saudis shut down camel urine shop: owner was selling his own urine

  1. topcat1957 says:

    Either way it sounds like that milk was adulterated, from my point of view.

    This is an example of fanatical, and mindless adherence to an unhealthy ideology. Perhaps I can accept that 1400 years ago people believed that drinking camel urine was good for their health. The science of the day was not sufficient to evaluate such claims. But for modern people to claim that drinking camel urine is a healthy practice is absurd.

    It is a little funny to me that the people were upset that they had been drinking a man’s urine, but were quite happy to drink a camel’s urine.

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