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Translation of Sahih BukhariVolume 5, Book 58, Number 188:

Narrated ‘Amr bin Maimun:

During the pre-Islamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them.


  1. NickM says:

    I went to Chester Zoo yesterday. They have a highly successful Chimp breeding centre. He would have had a bloody field-day!

  2. RAB says:

    This is an example of advanced Islamic science is it?

    Not too hot on biology was he?

    The monkey Temple is my favorite place in Bristol zoo.

    But they are a tad promiscuous to say the least.

  3. RAB says:

    Holiness is a blood warmed stone…

  4. Sunfish says:

    Muhammed threw a rock at a monkey, and told someone else about it, and that’s a plank in a major religion?

    Um, okay. Such sarcasm and derision will no doubt cause a fatwa to be declared against you guys.

    Sorry, my bad.

  5. NickM says:

    Well someone killed a fatted calf once too!

  6. DeNihilist says:

    I saw an ant once, laggarding. I put the beam from a magnifying glass upon its’ body and the Lord shrivelled it to ash. Idle hands are the Devils’ work!

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