Mohammed prescribed camel urine as medicine, and people thought it was disgusting during his time. Interestingly, it is this same passage that says the people Mohammed told to drink camel urine later apostatized from Islam, after which Muhammad had them horribly massacred. Regardless of the role which urine drinking played in it or not, Muslims still drink camel urine today because Mohammed told them it was good medicine.
However, Muslims in the city of Al-Qufundhah, Saudi Arabia found out the hard way what they thought was divine medicine was really just the pee from some old Arab guy. Via the UK Daily Mail:
The seized “product”
Saudi authorities have closed down a shop selling traditional camel urine drinks after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste.
Health inspectors swooped on a vendor in the port city of Al Qunfudhah, in south-western Saudi Arabia, and confiscated more than 70 full bottles.
The practice of drinking camel’s urine mixed with milk is believed to date back centuries while some insist it has health benefits.
But the shopkeeper’s business was closed down indefinitely amid claims he had been selling his own urine to unsuspecting customers.
Insert your own joke here.