عالم سعودي يجوّز شراب بول الإبل

قال المستشار القضائي بوزارة العدل السعودية الشيخ عبد المحسن العبيكان في تصريحات نشرت أمس (الأحد)، إن شرب بول الإبل جائز ‘’وليس فيه أي محظور شرعي’’ إذا كان لعلاج التهاب الكبد الوبائي.

ونقلت صحيفة ‘’المدينة’’ أمس عن العبيكان قوله إن ‘’شرب أبوال الإبل وألبانها مفيد جداً، وثبت في الطب الحديث أنه علاج لوباء الكبد’’، مضيفاً أن ‘’المعروف والمجرب أنه يخلط البول بالحليب’’

Al-Waqt :: 5 March, ’07

and it’s called Camel Piss!

No no.. I’m not kidding! Muslims are allowed to drink camel piss to their fill! And according to the Saudi “scientist” (aka cleric) Shaikh Abdulmohsen Al-Ubaikan, it’s therapeutic too.

Camel pissing

Take THAT Red Bull! They must be pissing their pants right now that they know that their market is about to dry up in Saudi, possibly their largest market in the Middle East.

The proviso though, says the legal consultant in the Saudi Ministry of Justice, is that it could be used to treat a liver disease and there is nothing wrong with that as far as the Shari’a is concerned.

The knowledgeable gentleman (it seems that he has partaken a few liters himself of the good stuff) carries on and advises his followers that “it has been proven through modern medicine that drinking camel urine and milk is very beneficial and that they cure a liver disease. Custom – he says – suggests mixing camel piss and milk together and drinking the resulting concoction.

I didn’t know that camel piss was heady stuff! Why are the decadent West bothering with their beer which has been medically proven that a person might need to imbibe several pints to levitate to the plain that the good “scientist” is permanently at? Heck, even heavy narcotics won’t get you there faster than the concoction he swears by!

Anyone for a Yellow Camel?

Bottle and sell, baby, bottle and sell! This could be the export that will supplant oil dollars!

Flabbergasted yet? Well, here’s more, he’s going on a documented hadith and incident as precedent:

Anas said, “Some people of ‘Ukl or ‘Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became healthy, they killed the shepherd of the Prophet and drove away all the camels. The news reached the Prophet early in the morning and he sent (men) in their pursuit and they were captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was done), and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron, They were put in ‘Al-Harra’ and when they asked for water, no water was given to them.” Abu Qilaba said, “Those people committed theft and murder, became infidels after embracing Islam and fought against Allah and His Apostle .”

حدثنا سليمان بن حرب قال حدثنا حماد بن زيد عن أيوب عن أبي قلابة عن أنس قال قدم أناس من عكل أو عرينة فاجتووا المدينة فأمرهم النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بلقاح وأن يشربوا من أبوالها وألبانها فانطلقوا فلما صحوا قتلوا راعي النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم واستاقوا النعم فجاء الخبر في أول النهار فبعث في آثارهم فلما ارتفع النهار جيء بهم فأمر فقطع أيديهم وأرجلهم وسمرت أعينهم وألقوا في الحرة يستسقون فلا يسقون قال أبو قلابة فهؤلاء سرقوا وقتلوا وكفروا بعد إيمانهم وحاربوا الله ورسوله

SahihalBukhari.com

I have no idea if this hadith is genuine. I would like it to not be for many reasons: I couldn’t find a reference that any kind of body waste is “good for you”, I could not find it in myself to believe that the Prophet – peace be upon him – would be so cruel as to order the death and mutilation of even criminals in this manner. He was sent as a savior to mankind, not a killer. So logically I just cannot bring myself to believe any of this. It is just so against the essence of Islam that it just boggles the mind.

This hadith is narrated by Bukhari who collected and categorised thousands of hadiths, so maybe that this is the one that just slipped in unnoticed and unsubstantiated.

Or am I indulging in denial?