Mohammad-camel urine


In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.


Bokhari Vol. 7, #590 reports that some men came to the Prophet Mohammad complaining of abdominal problem. The Prophet instructed them to drink camel urine.
Christians (and other critics) try to ridicule the Prophet for telling the men to drink camel urine.

Soldiers drank their own, and horse’s urine to satiate their thirst:
“Troopers now collected their own urine and that of their horses to drink. …The men drank or tried to drink the vile fluid and remaining horses and mules partook also.” Soldier_tragedy_of_1877
People also use urine for other purposes and as sexual fetish:
Urophagia is the consumption of urine. Urine was used in several ancient cultures for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes – practices which are still used by some today, though there is no health benefit to it. Another reason for urophagia is in attempting survival if no other potable fluid is available, although numerous credible sources (including the US Army Field Manual) advise against it. Also, some people consume urine as a sexual activity  (For more on urine being drunk in war check the Internet).
Why then do critics single out Mohammad for denigration?  Arrogance, ignorance or bigotry?
If it is because Mohammad was Prophet. Then what about the Biblical God telling man to eat human dung or cow’s  dung? (Shown later).

While it may be loathsome to drink camel urine in our time, perhaps it was the only and/or best cure at that time. However, whether in Seventh-century Arabia or in Twentieth-century America if camel urine should be the only cure for an ailment it is doubtful that a person would not consume it to save his life or free him from some chronic condition.

(Perhaps Mohammad’s critics and denigrators engage in oral sex -fellatio and cunnilingus- and come in contact with genital fluid and urine, and they fault Mohammad for helping people with whatever cure was then available).

   I recall the statement of one public figure that (unless there is an infection) urine upon leaving the body is sterilized.

   The Saudi Gazette (on the Internet) Monday, 19 July 2010, reports in the article Nano-particles in Camels’ urine may help treat cancer,by Farah Mustafa Wadi:

“Dr. Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid is responsible for one of the Kingdom’s greatest national achievements in the field of science for her work which began with the urine of camels and concluded in a potential cure for cancer.… (She) has discovered that nano-particles in the urine of camels can attack cancer cells with success. Her work began with experiments involving camel urine, cancer cells found in patients’ lungs and culminated in injecting mice with leukemic cancel cells and camel urine to test the results.

Speaking to the Saudi Gazette, Dr. Khorshid claimed that she was inspired by Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) medical advice and that camel urine consists of natural substances that work to eradicate malignant cells and maintain the number of healthy cells in a cancer patient. “This treatment is not an invention, but rather, taken from our Prophet’s legacy,” she remarked. A Hadith narrated by Al-Bukhari (2855) and Muslim (1671) claims that some people came to Madina and fell ill with bloated abdomens. The Prophet (pbuh) told them to combine the milk and urine of a camel and drink that, after which they recovered. A swollen abdomen may indicate edema, liver disease or cancer. ….

In the case of a volunteer patient with lung cancer, the medicine helped in halving the size of the tumor after only one month. The patient, and others like him, are still undergoing treatment. Heeding the advice found in the Hadith, Dr. Khorshid is combining specific amounts of camel milk and urine to develop her medicine and focuses on particular types of cancer, including lung cancer, blood cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, brain tumors and breast cancer.”

   Whereas Christians try to besmirch the Prophet Mohammad about that invaluable cure at the time, the Christian’s God of the Bible told the prophet Ezekiel to make cakes with “dung that cometh out of man;” (and as Christians believe that Jesus is God, this is what “Jesus” said to do):

“Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley….and make thee bread there-of….And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight…And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man…Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been polluted…Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow’s dung for man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith”–(Ezekiel 4:9-15).  

   One party on the Internet attempts to explain this injunction from “God” by saying that the “human dung” and “cow’s dung” were to be used as “fuel” to bake the cakes.

   But even if Jews did save human and cow’s dung to be used as fuel and even if fresh dung can burn as fuel, the Bible itself belies the claim. God tells Ezekiel to take a mixture of barley and other grains:

             “And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it WITH dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel EAT their DEFILED bread among the Gentiles …Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been POLLUTED: for from my youth up till even now have I not EATEN of that which dieth of itself, or is torn to pieces; neither came there ABOMINABLE FLESH INTO MY MOUTH.

   The bread could not be “defiled” if the dung was used as fuel, moreover if it was a common practice by Jews to use dung as “fuel.” The bread could only be “defiled” and an “abomination” to eat if it was mixed with human dung.

   Clearly, itwas meant for Ezekiel to eat the human “dung” which to him was an “abomination” whereupon God substituted “cow’s dung”instead: “Then he (God) saidto me, Lo, I give thee cow’s dung FOR MAN’S DUNG, and thou shalt PREPARE THY BREAD THEREWITH”–(Ezekiel 4:15).

Whereas the mortal Mohammad’s “camel urine” effected healing, the Christian’s God (and as Christian’s say Jesus is God then Jesus’) “human dung” is not for any cure –it is worse than “abominable flesh.”