Thursday, March 13, 2014

Muhammad's Deadly Teachings about Personal Hygiene

Muhammad's followers often went to him for advice on various topics. His advice, however, wasn't always sound. According to Muhammad, it's perfectly safe to use water that has human waste or dead animals floating in it. Muhammad promoted dunking flies in one's food, in order to get the cure for the diseases that flies carry. Needless to say, these teachings are quite dangerous. Fortunately, most modern Muslims don't take them seriously.

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Here are the sources I quoted in this video:

Sunan Abu Dawud 67—I heard that the people asked the Prophet of Allah: Water is brought for you from the well of Buda’ah. It is a well in which dead dogs, menstrual cloths and excrement of people are thrown. The Messenger of Allah replied: Verily water is pure and is not defiled by anything.

Sunan Ibn Majah 520—It was narrated that Jabir bin Abdullah said: “We came to a pond in which there was the carcass of a donkey, so we refrained from using the water until the Messenger of Allah came to us and said: ‘Water is not made impure by anything.’ Then we drank from it and gave it to our animals to drink, and we carried some with us.”

Sahih al-Bukhari 5782—Allah’s Messenger said, “If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it (into the vessel) and then throw it [i.e. the fly] away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing (antidote for it) i.e. the treatment for that disease.”

Musnad Ahmad 16245—[Mua’wiya said]: I saw the prophet sucking on the tongue or the lips of Al-Hassan son of Ali, may the prayers of Allah be upon him. For no tongue or lips that the prophet sucked on will be tormented (by hell fire).

On a side note, since Muslims want to argue that there's something miraculous about Islam, perhaps they can make an argument based on Muhammad's teachings about personal hygiene. A Muslim could always argue that it's a miracle that Muhammad and his followers survived his teachings about personal hygiene, and that Allah must have been miraculously preserving Muhammad and the early Muslim community!

10 comments:

Truth Seeker said...

If Islam was false and Quran was corrupted, then why are you wasting all this time criticizing it? And why only Islam? Why not Atheism or Hinduism? And why are you making your points with so much hatred and rudeness? Is it because you feel threatened about your faith?

There is a statement we used to say about Athiests, who always struggle to prove that there is no God, etc etc.
If there was no God, and yo were confident about that, then you would not be discussing it day and night and make your purpose in life to prove His absence.

I would tell you the same thing, if Islam was not true and you did not feel that Islam is a threat to your faith, then you would not be criticizing it all the time. You would simply ignore it and focus on practicing your religion.

BTW, all the silly points you are trying to make have a clarification that you do not understand, because of your lack of knowledge of the culture, the language and the conditions of life there and then.

for example, you mentioned Hadeeth no. 67 from Sunan Abu Dawoud about the well of Buda'a. You did not know what the words of the Hadeeth mean! This well was in a lower spot than the rest of the surrounding lands. As a result, when there is a dead animal or rotten waste in the area and heavy rain fall, the rain would carry it to the well. That is what the question was about. The Hadeeth did not mean that people where getting rid of dead animals or rotten waste in the well. In addition, Buda'a well was abundant in its water, so that also makes a difference because the volume of water is a factor. If you disagree, then you should make a good effort to filter all the piss in the oceans, lakes and seas, also the waste that come from the fish in all these water bodies, before you drink any water that come from it.

However, out of your ignorance and because of your hatred, you read the Hadeeth and did not make effort to find explanation, rather you said to yourself; "Aha, I nailed it"!!

Finally, I would like to add that there are strict rule about water that we can use to drink, wash or even clean after using the toilet. The water has to be abundant and has to keep its original criteria, no color, no smell, no taste. If any of those standards change, then the water is no good to use. For Buda'a well, all those standards were met, the color, taste and smell were not changed and the water in the well was abundant. That is why Prophet Mohammad Salla Allah alaih wa sallam approved the use of this water.
This code applies not only to the water for drinking or washing, but also to the water Muslim could use to clean after using the toilet. And I am not talking about now, but 1,400 years ago. By that time your ancestors would have not yet discovered using dry hay to wipe their asses.

I am not writing this to get into a debate with you. I was referred to your blog by a Christian friend. And I can see what are your motives. I don't need to prove to you or to myself that I am right and that you are wrong, faith wise. I know it is a fact and it will be proven on the day of the judgment, when God asks Jesus and He would deny you. As Quran says "And behold God will say: O Jesus the son of Mary didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God? he will say: glory to thee never could I say what I had no right (to say). had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. thou knowest what is in my heart, though I know not what is in thine. for thou knowest in full all that is hidden."

Have a nice hereafter.

David Wood said...

LOL. The Qur'an calls Christians and Jews "the worst of creatures" (98:6) and commands you to violently subjugate us (9:29). Christians are being mercilessly persecuted in Muslim lands by your brothers and sisters. And you ask why we bother to respond? It's all out of hatred, right?

But you don't see anything hateful in what the Qur'an says about non-Muslims (for instance, when Allah says that he has no love for non-Muslims in 3:32)? And you have no objections to 4:34, 4:24, 5:51, etc.?

David Wood said...

Your defense of the well is quite weak. No matter how the waste was getting into the well, it wouldn't be safe. But apart from that, we know that the well was used as a dumping place. Why would used menstrual cloths be washed there by the rain? No, they were thrown there. And your prophet said it's fine to use the water, because he believed that water isn't made impure by anything. That's why he thought it was perfectly safe to drink water even if there's a dead animal floating in it.

Fortunately, you're smart enough to reject his teachings.

Tom Schulz said...

Islam is no threat to my faith. It is a threat to my life

Steve41oo said...

"Truth Seeker" (some irony surely) and the theists are abnormal and delusional. A normal adult does not believe in fairies or ghosts, not because we want to antagonize believers or lay ourselves open to the charge of a-fairyism or ag-hosticism, but because fairies ghosts (holy or otherwise) jinns angels offsprings or prophets of god obviously do not exist, except perhaps in the deluded mind of the beholder. I am humble and honest enough to say "I don't know". You on the other hand insist that your version of the absolute truth (in contradiction to other versions of the absolute truth- another irony) is correct, without the slightest evidence. Its not for me to attempt the impossible and prove a negative, its for you who make these extra-ordinary claims to back up your assertions with supporting evidence, something that you miserably fail to do. And although I say I dont know the absolute truth (which of course you dont either, but wont admit it), I am far from ignorant especially compared with an illiterate camel trader 1400 yrs ago. Before you lecture me on Islamic germ theory, perhaps you could give a brief overview of the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Mr. Morenp said...

@Steve41oo

"except perhaps in the deluded mind of the beholder."

Interesting comment coming from an agnostic, especially when you realize the implications of this statement and other things you've said and take it to their logical conclusions.

Ross Nunez said...

Truth seeker. Is a fool. Islam threatens the very existence of Jew. And Christian. Its the very doctrine. Its also horrible that people believe in false prophets like Joseph Smith and Muhammad that lead to death of body and spirit.

Papa Squee said...

Since we are speaking of personal hygiene,I would like to question the Middle East custom of wiping yourself with your right hand and washing with plain water- no soap as it applies to the U.S. food service and food processing industry. How do I know there is no fecal contamination in my McDonald's hamburger or in a package of Tyson's chicken? Are Muslim employees forced to comply with health standards, or does political correctness and civil liberties prohibit saying anything or doing anything about this?

Umar Kozey said...

I am a muslim no more. .

Umar Kozey said...

I used to be a Muslim. I was so ashamed of being one on knowing the truths about the religion that I had been brainwashed with since birth. Thanks God, whatever that means, I can now laugh out loud watching a Muslim making a fool of himself engaging in such debate as this. I used to get very embarassed and agitated and annoyed that my fellow Muslim hadn't readied himself with the perfect islamic knowledge to counter such attacks as these but then realised that it was just a non-starter to defend lies and losers.