Religious people are crazy.

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Lastnight, a dead fly landed in my coffee so I took it out (ok, my husband did) and then I drank it.


Not because I am disgusting…

Or lazy to make a fresh one…

Not because I like insects/have no feelings of disgust towards them…

Nor because I am bracing myself to go on “I’m a celebrity get me out of here…

So why?

Because I remembered the Hadith of the Prophet (saw).

Narrated Abu Huraira: “If a fly falls in the vessel of any of you, let him dip all of it (into the vessel) and then throw it away, for in one of its wings there is a disease and in the other there is healing (antidote for it) i e. the treatment for that disease.”


Although, I’ll be honest, I didn’t dunk it like I would a digestive but I did continue drinking it…

So, without sounding boastful, nor arrogant in sha Allah I thought about it a few hours later and realised that I must Trust Allah because I never, normally would do such a thing… according to me (a nobody) I would normally suggest drinking from a cup where a dead fly has been would be wrong, disgusting & unhygienic.

But what do I know compared to Allah swt and His Messenger?


This is why I don’t need scientists to prove that Allah and His Messenger were in fact, right, nor do I need society to tell me what is socially normally or bizarre, nor do I rely on people, who just hold opinions like my own but I try my best to rely on Allah swt, The Most Knowledgeable, in every way.

To some, we are nuts. Religious people live in another world but I will leave you with this quote…

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise.

– Charles de Secondat


8 thoughts on “Religious people are crazy.

  1. Suma Fiore says:

    That quote you ended with is interesting. The rendition I’ve always heard is for one to be silent, but wise. But being a fool? That’s new to me…I’m not so sure that I understand it. Perhaps it means being naive to an extent? Seeming like we know less than we actually do..that seems to be the gist of it really. Wisdom is a weird thing. Well, it’s not like I would know.

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    • Shukrallah says:

      Being silent is part of our religion, too – it’s like “choosing your battles” but in this instance, if I was sitting with my non Muslim friends for example and the same thing happened and I continued drinking it and they asked me why? And I told them this you can imagine they would think “What a psycho!” or “What a fool!” For me it just matches the title 🙂

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  2. Muslimah92 says:

    Given your title, I was expecting you being judged by a practicing however arrogant Muslim because I know I have. I am glad that is not the case and I am glad you are following the sunnah. May Allah keep you steadfast sister.

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  3. accidentallyinked says:

    GREAT POST! 😀 I don’t know why the title made me feel that this post won’t be all positive. But it was. It is like are reminder that little things, you need to do them.
    My mother has told me this hadith. Thanks for sharing!
    Loved the ending as well!

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  4. Shukrallah says:

    Thank you ❤ It's such a small thing, I never thought I would blog about a fly… but for me it was just a small reflection on how far I have come. Alhamdulillah!


  5. Safiyah says:

    I was expecting to a read a long post with that title! I didn’t see that coming you will be talking about a fly HAHA. Jazakillahu Khairan Ukhty for sharing this hadith. Barakallahu Feek ☺️

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    • Shukrallah says:

      HAHAHA! I think a lot of people were expecting that… oops! I had this title for a while and just wanted to use it so I thought, ok I am slightly crazy for drinking coffee with a fly lol


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