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Two Turkish men were hospitalized on arrival to Turkey after drinking camel's milk and urine while on an umrah visit, daily Hürriyet reported.
 
The men believed the camel's milk and urine to be good for health, claiming it was written in a hadith. An imam, according to the Turkish men, also drank the milk and urine with them.
 
The visitors were hospitalized due to high fever and unusual levels of liver enzymes. Further tests revealed that the two men had been infected with the "alkhurma" virus, reportedly catching the virus from the milk. 
 
The alkhurma virus is very dangerous and highly contagious and has a fatality rate of 25 to 35 percent, daily Hürriyet reported.
 
İhsan Özkes, a retired religious cleric and current member of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), denied the existence of any hadith that would encourage people to drink camel's milk and urine.
 
"Those who did drink it must have been ignorant," he said.

April/19/2012

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Irish Rover

10/22/2013 1:48:36 PM

@hanene - my advice to all would be to get a good education, period, not just religious books - one can read them also, for the sake of philosophy. However, even someone with a basic but good high school education should be smart enough not to follow such idiocy.

hanene hanene

5/14/2013 5:27:22 PM

Part2: What I suggest to the tow who drinked camel's urine to read one of "Mohamed Talbi" books . And my friend advice for you is if your read a book you don't have to follow the writer.

hanene hanene

5/14/2013 5:18:34 PM

Part 1 : @WHAT , it s not right , Bukhari is the Koran only for Salafi movement not all muslim. The only koran and muslim book is koran. This shows only how much muslim ignore their religion. Even that first think said in islam to learn. Muslim get their religion from others talks and that is why they are incoherent and often stupid.Muslim don't read to understant their religion and are afraid to be critic to what they receive as information.

WHAT?

5/16/2012 5:02:55 PM

@The Prisoner As Nick vann riel has pointed out, it's in the Islamic religious scripture so it must be right, right?

The Prisoner

4/19/2012 3:12:11 PM

I never cease to be amazed when I read or see people still following superstition to the detriment of their health. Why on earth would anyone think that camel's urine is good for them?

Nick vann riel

4/19/2012 2:13:32 PM

Bukhari (Book #4, Hadith #234) 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)......
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