Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mohammad (may peace be upon him) the Quality Control Inspector

Volume 7, Book 67, Number 446:
Narrated Maimuna:
A mouse fell into the butter-fat and died. The Prophet was asked about that. He said, "Throw away the mouse and the butter-fat that surrounded it, and eat the rest of the butter-fat (As-Samn).

1) It seems that the Holy Prophet Mohammad never had any problems with dirty animals/insects falling into one's food. http://muslimhadith.blogspot.com/2008/07/dr-mohammad.html
a) At least the holy Prophet is not saying to turn the mouse upside down and bring it back up, like he prescribed with flies falling in a drink.
2) Does Holy Prophet Mohammad mean that only the area that is surrounding the mouse?
a) Or all areas that the mouse touched?
i) For instance, if the mouse fell into the vat of butter, shouldn't the entire entrance of where the mouse landed untill where it reses be also discarded?
b) How about if the butter was being churned? How would one know which part of the butter had been touching the mouse if the butter was constantly being churned?
c) What if mouse hair gets mixed around all over the butter? How would the butter manufacturer know?
3) Does this mean that followers of Mohammad (may peace be upon him) cannot sue companies that allow cockroaches to fall into their foodstuffs if the manufacturers just throw away the cockroaches and the part it touches?
a) Damn, this could have been the next major lawsuit that Muslims all over the world could have litigated against western imperialists for conducting their business in a way that did not accord with the hadith. http://muslimhadith.blogspot.com/2008/06/one-must-not-face-qibla-in-taking-dump.html
b) However, this presents an opportunity for a young and enterprising lawyer in Muslim countries to sue Muslim companies operating throughout the world for not conforming with the Hadith, or for someone to sue any company in a Muslim country who did not follow the Holy Prophet Mohammad's (may peace be upon him) epic quality control tests

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