Saudi Scholar: Biofuel is Sinful

Sheikh advises ethanol biofuel use prohibited by Islam:


A prominent Saudi scholar warned youths studying abroad of using ethanol or other fuel that contains alcohol in their cars since they could be committing a sin, local press reported Thursday.

Sheikh Mohamed Al-Najimi, member of the Saudi Islamic Jurisprudence Academy, based his statement on a saying by the prophet that prohibited all kinds of dealings with alcohol including buying, selling, carrying, serving, drinking, and manufacturing, the Saudi newspaper Shams reported Thursday.

Saudi and Muslim youth studying abroad would violate the prohibition if they used bio fuel, he said, since it “is basically made up of alcohol.”

Cue outraged Greenies with giant papier-mâché Mohamed heads?

h/t Jon Ham

UPDATE:  Just thinking more on this…  Yesterday I had a blood test down at the Path Lab and the nurse used ~~GASP~~ an  alcohol swab to prepare the site.  WTF are Good Muslims supposed to use – goat saliva?

8 Responses to “Saudi Scholar: Biofuel is Sinful”

  1. bingbing Says:

    LOL. I’m tempted to post that link on Bolt’s forum to try and bait Sammer.

  2. nilk Says:

    Of course biofuel is sinful. It would cut into the oil profits.


    Gotta protect the bottom line, after all.

  3. spot_the_dog Says:

    LOL. I hadn’t even thought of that angle, Nilk, obvious though it now seems.

    But seriously, I wonder what their Prophet ordains when it comes to medical stuff – where would we be without alco-swabs and alcohol-based hand sanitizers?

    • bingbing Says:

      Well, one tiny bit of the Koran I read years ago (a mate had it and I flipped through it) instructed men to ‘wash’ their hands in the sand after having their way with a woman.

  4. thefrollickingmole Says:

    Just dont tell them the sea of oil they are sitting on is actually one of wronwrights mead experiments gone bad….

    Maybe oil is alcohol based?

  5. Gramfan Says:

    I recall a post on JihadWatch a long time ago about Muslim nurses/doctors not wanting to use alcohol-based hand washing solution. The women health practitioners also don’t like to expose their arms either so no rolled-up sleeves.

    Does Patel fit into any of this?

  6. nilk Says:

    Heh. According to the Reliance*, (O16.6) muslims aren’t allowed to drink alcohol under any circumstances unless you’re choking and there’s no other way to clear your throat.

    In which case, you’re allowed to.

    *paraphrasing here. Yes, I do have my very own copy of The Reliance of the Traveller. A most enlightening tome.

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