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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Camel Urine, Refreshing and Good for Health, They Say

Medical researchers discovered that MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, comes from camels, those ships of the desert used by the Bedouins since the first terrorist was yay high to a sand dune. The  syndrome is extremely serious and is about 30% fatal.

MERS has now come to America. A man visiting the Middle East brought it back to the United States after returning home. Although it is spread by contact with camels, it can be transmitted to humans and health officials are concerned that MERS can become an epidemic.

But the question is: how did MERS make its way from camels to humans? I believe I have the answer.

The majority religion of the Middle East is Islam, the religion of peace, and the area this man visited is Muslim dominated. And let us remember, Muslims there like their camels, and I'm not referring to the cigarette.

Yes, camels are an important commodity of the Middle East.

The prophet of Islam, Muhammed (often spelled Mohammed, Mohammad, Muhammad and Mo, with derivatives of the name such as: Mahmud, Mahmet, and so on) recommended using camel urine as a way of battling disease and the heat of the desert. So camel urine was an oft-used soft drink for Mohammad's armies. The Hadith, or biographies of Mo, et al, speaks to this:

Narrated Anas: Some people from the tribe of "Uki" came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of Milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine). Bukhari 8:82:794

Anas b. Malik reported that some people belonging (to the tribe) of 'Uraina came to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) at Medina, but they found its climate uncongenial. So Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said the them: If you so like, you may go to the camels of Sadaqa and drink their milk and urine. They did so and were all right.' Sahih Muslim 16:41:30

Some Islamic researchers claim that camel urine components display anti-cancer properties in vitro. Coincidentally, all the researchers involved with these ethnopharmacological studies happen to be Muslim: Al-Yousef N., Gaafar, A., Al-Jammaz, I., Aboussekhra, A. to name a few. For more information on this unbelievable study go here .

So it seems possible that our traveling MERS carrier had gone to the Middle East where he either came in contact with a camel, for whatever reason (use your imagination), or was thirsty and quenched his thirst with a swig of the critter juice touted by many, imbibed by few.


In fact, when a fly landed in the drink of a tribesman, Mohammad told him not to worry, because while one wing of the fly was diseased, the other wing was the cure of the disease. 

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 the wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease." (Sahih Al-Bukhari: 4:54:537)

Oh that scientist, Mohammad, (peas be up in him), he knew a thing or two. 

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