28 March 2006

A fishy miracle?

Ever watchful Guardian (slow day or what?) reports:

The discovery in Liverpool of two fish apparently bearing the Arabic script for "Allah" and "Muhammad" has been hailed as a miracle by Ali al-Waqedi, who spotted the Oscar fish in a local pet shop, writes Tomi Ajayi.

Islam prohibits images of Allah, so Muslim miracle claims commonly take the form of Arabic letters spelling out the name of Allah. The 2004 miracle lamb episode featured a Palestinian lamb that appeared to have a birthmark spelling Allah in Arabic.

The picture of the sacred fishes attached:

Myself being a carnivore, I would prefer a saddle of lamb, but a good bouillabaisse is not totally out of the question.

Cross-posted on Yourish.com