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Friday for Muslims is its Holy Day. On this Day, Muslims offering strange Prayer in Mosque who is near me. Before this, a Mulla presenting A Speech in a Mother Language, contemplatively he say. Mullah is tell Us different things about Islam. Once Mulla tell us, "Kill those all who does not beleave on ALLAH, until Pugnacity does not end. And you may not raise hand but just on those who does not beleave on Quran."
Am attending the Mosque regularly from my Childhood so that is why the Mosque near to my House. I went there five time in a Day for offering my Prayer and cleaning the Mosque on the order of my teacher (Mulla). If I do not do this than he is beating me in a Mosque and in night Mulla order me daily to Massage his Legs and Feet, So am do all this regularly.
After listening this, am surprized and Contemplative on my religion and my Self.
This Friday, Mulla is have A difficult story. Mulla say that Muhammad P.B.U.H. order his Lovers to Drink the Urine of Camels so that all of your World Diseases goes a Way. *
The Topic was al-Shifa, medicine to getting Well:
"Once Muhammad P.B.U.H. collect his urine in a Mud-Bowl at Night and place this in A special House under his Bed. On Morning, Umm-e-Aiman, Mother of Aiman, coming in and put this Mud-Bowl, which is full, and Drink it. When Muhammad P.B.U.H. come and Look at the Bowl, the Bowl is empty. He is asking to Umm-e-Aiman, "Aiman last night I fill this bowl but it is to Day empty, Where is this and why?" Umm-e-Aiman reply, "Master, My Lord am very Thirsity so that am drink this". Muhammad P.B.U.H. do not said that to wash mouth, take some medicines, wash hand or do a Vomiting. No he reply to Aiman, "Listen, from to Day all of yours Stomach and Belly Disease go a Way". She was happy to Listen this.
After that, all the men who are sitting and listening this was Saying loudly, "Subhan ALLAH!", Glory ALLAH!, but am too much confuse from my Inside to tell it. Urine, with the book, is "is discharged through the urethra. It is one of the body's chief means of eliminating excess water and salt, and also contains nitrogen compounds such as urea and other waste substances removed from the blood by the kidneys".
Am thinking that, how it is possible that Some One is drink these? And, A female is drink these? And Muhammad is say, "Listen all your disease go a Way"? What is this means Muhammad allow his companion to drink that?
When story ends I ask a question to Mulla, "Sir the story that you describe it is a very bad, it is perhaps a wrong?"
He answer, "Am not giving to you any answer but to Night when you serve me am telling there, and Now you may clean my room which is the Guest room." I answer "Yes Sir" and after this I clean the Room perfectly. After that, the Teacher (Mulla) coming and order me to massage his Feet. Am sit there and doing massage, Contemplatively.
After a few while I repeat my question He just looks and answers that "Why you are asking soo much question to me and How do you think that This incident was wrong?" The Teacher (Mulla) Voice was too loud and power full that am afraid he is beating me. But I ask Sir why there was no Water in a Muhammad P.B.U.H. House, and how it is possible that some One is drinking this from a Other One, And how Muhammad P.B.U.H. says All your diseases Go a Way?
Mulla sends to me a urine look. "He was a Muhammad P.B.U.H., a Prophet of ALLAH! No One can raise a Fingure!" That Time I was a 17 year Old. But Sir How is this a benefit that a Ways the diseases? He replies, "Muhammad P.B.U.H. Urine was a Holy!" I ask again "Sir but is this a Islam that A lady who was a companion of Muhammad P.B.U.H. was allow to drink this? That is not allow, if it is allow, Sir the story that you describe it is a very bad, it is perhaps a wrong?"
Suddenly he order me to come close because before this am sitting in his feet and now I full fills the order and comes close to Teacher (Mulla). He hold my both ears in his hand and pull them so they keep Pain. He Say to me that "Your thinking are related to Yahudis (Jews). You are a Yahudi (jew). Your Status just equal to DOG and you are asking a questions to me about Islam, I know very well how to Run the Islam, you do not bark with me again like this again!" After saying this he free my Ears and Shove me in his feet again and I massage them.
Suddenly a man is coming and enter into Room he was Incharge of Mosque, He collect currency and run the Mosque Expenses. He ask to Mulla (Teacher) "Why are you so angary?" The teacher (Mulla) reply "he (the son of Bitch) blame on me that I was wrong".
Am continue with massage the Feet of Teacher (Mulla). And after a few while Teacher (Mulla) order me "Get Out DOG". When I was out of room my eyes was Full with Tears about Teacher (Mulla) Treatment with me. Than I feel pain that My Ears are not with me. Some One it seams has cut them. Pieces of Ears is not there. Pain is soo High. Am looking on My Blood.
That Day am say on my Self there is No Humanity in my religion. There is no value on Person My religion are full with Torture Nothing more. Perhaps is right am discharge my religion. Perhaps good a Way to getting Well.
On Next day I go to Different Islamic Scholars at Different Islamic Sects or Groups and asking same Question. Every One tells me "O That Sect is based on Lie you follow our Sects or Group".
This Day am contemplating on my Self that maybe Islam are just based on Blame and Pugnacity nothing more, Every Muslim who raise a Fingure in Islam is Understood A Friend of Non-Muslim. And from this, every One Look at him with Hate.
Hakim Haider is a Muslim based in the Middle East.
* Medicine Bukhari : Book 7 :: Volume 71 :: Hadith 590; Narrated Anas:
"The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought, he cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron." (Editors' note)