The Muslim world has retained the same traditions since the founding of the religion by Muhammad in the 7th Century. Thoughts and behaviors were followed continuously from generation to generation. Muslims were afraid ever to question their beliefs or what they had been taught from their holy books. Allah only reveals his will and not his character. They are told in the Qur’an, sura 16:93, “If Allah had willed, he could have made you [of] one religion, but He causes to stray whom he wills and guides whom he wills.” They receive no hope or peace from their holy books.
A positive, uplifting Arabic Christian TV program called “Diwaniya: The Rest of the Story” reaches much of the Middle East. Viewed by Christians and Muslims, they can phone a program counselor for prayer and encouragement. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people were homebound, and after seeing the programs in April 2020, there was a 1,000% increase in responses. Also, as we are currently in the month of Ramadan, many Muslims have called in who are fearful, needing direction, and hope. Interestingly, more men have called for counsel and prayer than women.
As Muslims become more educated and now can reach the rest of the world through the Internet, their minds begin to question what they were taught.
For instance, an article on April 28, 2020, by Raymond Ibrahim in the “Middle East Forum” shares: “Muslim advocacy for drinking camel urine is back in the news, this time in connection with the coronavirus, which is especially ironic if not deadly, as will be explained. An “Islamic medicine specialist” and director of a religious, scientific institution in Iran recently called on his countrymen to drink camel urine as the “best cure” for coronavirus and other ailments. Drinking camel urine and drinking Muhammad’s urine—are traced to the prophet’s own words, and are aspects of “Sharia-medicine.”
Mehdi Sabili, affiliated with the Iranian regime, uploaded a video on his Instagram account, extolling the virtues of dromedary urine on April 19, 2020. The video, which has since gone viral, also depicted him drinking a glass of freshly procured camel urine and calling on fellow Iranians to do the same three times a day for three days (nine full glasses).
In an article by Clarion Project, Egyptian Dr. Zaghlul al-Naggar, a prominent Islamic thinker and Chairman of Egypt’s Committee of Scientific Notions in the Qur’an, spoke on the topic of medical science and Islam. Questioned about camel urine, his interviewer reminded the doctor that urine is where all the body’s toxins are carried out, asking, “so, shall we drink it for health?” Naggar responded with arrogance: “I am older than you and more learned than you: you are not going to teach me; I will teach generations of people like you.”
In June 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) said camel urine could be deadly and urged people to avoid drinking camel urine. Camel urine has been linked with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS), which is also known as Camel Flu.
One wise person simply stated, “When the light of education shines on Islam, their teachings fall apart.”
- Pray that God will shine His light on all the traditions and false teachings they have learned in their holy books and while growing up in their culture.
- Those in deception need God’s revealed Truth. Ask God to implant in their hearts a strong desire for Truth in their innermost being.