Sunday, October 25, 2009
Seven Causes of Forgetfulness
This clip from Islamic Republic's state TV broadcasting just goes to show the depth of the tragedy that has befallen the cultured and intelligent people of Iran. The TV presenter is quoting some Hadith from the prophet and he keeps repeating that the Hadith he is reading is a credible and verified one with numerous references that back it.
According to the Hadith and the state TV presenter, prophet Mohammad tells Imam Ali, his successor 'Ali, there are SEVEN causes that bring about forgetfulness'
So what are these SEVEN items that the prophet is supposed to have identified as the causes of forgetfulness :
1- Eating sour apples
2- Eating Coriander
3- Eating Cheese
4- Eating Mice droppings [The presenter adds that this may not be so relevant for us city dwellers but the countryside folk should pay more attention]
5- Reading the writings on graves
6- Walking between two women
7- Throwing lice
8- cupping behind the head
9- Urinating in still water
Apart form the above being the most ludicrous causes of forgetfulness you could ever come across, there appears to be 9 items and not 7?!
Then they wonder why people watch BBC and VOA!!