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La fata illa Ali

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  1. I am very concerned about this...probably no US planes are gonna bomb ISIS to help Shias...

     

     

    "Residents reached by phone in the town, Amerli, 100 miles north of Baghdad, said that ISIS fighters had surrounded it, mined the roads and posted snipers so that no one could leave. They said that food, medicine and ammunition to keep the militants out were dwindling."

     

     

    Also, I hope it wasn't really SHias who did the massacre...i dont think anyone has claimed responsibility yet...

     

     

     

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28881417

     

     

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/world/middleeast/gunmen-massacre-more-than-50-sunni-worshipers-in-central-iraq.html

     

     

    BAGHDAD — Scores of Sunni worshipers were killed during a militant raid on a rural mosque in central Iraq on Friday, an attack that security officials said had followed the attempted assassination of a local Shiite leader.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out either attack or whether they were even linked, but the violence still stoked sectarian recriminations and threatened to complicate efforts by Iraq’s newly designated prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, to form a government to run the country.

    Iraq has been struggling with a new wave of violence and political turmoil since extremists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria seized territory in the country’s north and west, including its second-largest city, Mosul.

    The United States has called the formation of an inclusive government a key step toward dealing with ISIS and suggested that it could lead to greater American aid to the Iraqi government and its armed forces.

       

    In a statement, Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, condemned the attack on “innocent men, women and children.”

     

    A visual guide to the crisis in Iraq and Syria.

    “This senseless attack underscores the urgent need for Iraqi leaders from across the political spectrum to take the necessary steps that will help unify the country against all violent extremist groups,” she said.

    The Friday attacks affected a group of villages near Hamreen Lake in Diyala Province, 100 miles northeast of Baghdad, where Shiite Kurds live among a majority of Sunni Arabs.

    The area’s tribes have long had tense relations, with intermittent violence going back years. But as the area has become a front line for government forces fighting ISIS, the Shiite militias that support the Iraqi Army have empowered and armed the local Shiites, residents said.

    Security officials said that three roadside bombs exploded Friday, planted in an apparent effort to assassinate the head of the local Shiite tribe, Sheikh Abdel-Samad al-Zarkoushi. Sheikh Zarkoushi survived, but others in his group were killed.

    Soon after, two masked gunmen stormed into a mosque in the Sunni village of Beni Weis and fired on worshipers with automatic weapons before escaping on motorcycles, security officials said. Video broadcast on an Iraqi television station showed the apparent aftermath of the attack — women screaming and lifeless bodies scattered about the mosque’s red carpet.

    Security officials said at least 43 people were killed, although some reports said the death toll exceeded 60.

    Many Sunnis immediately blamed the attack on local Shiite gunmen.

    A Sunni member of Parliament from Diyala Province, Nahda al-Dayni, accused Shiite militias of exacting sectarian revenge for the bomb attacks.

    “If one Shiite is killed, from the security forces or the militias, they try to kill 10 Sunnis from the same area,” she said. Reached by phone, Sheikh Zarkoushi said he had been part of a security patrol when the first bombs detonated, killing four men from his tribe and two Iraqi soldiers. He heard later about the attack on the mosque, he said, but denied that his tribe had been involved.

     

    “We heard that gunmen entered the mosque with machine guns and killed people,” he said, adding that he did not know the assailants.

    In Baghdad, two Sunni lawmakers, Saleh al-Mutlaq, a departing deputy prime minister, and Salim al-Jubouri, the speaker of Parliament, said their respective blocs were withdrawing from negotiations over the new government until the killers were apprehended.

    The dismantling of Shiite militias is a key demand of Sunni leaders. While the groups are fighting alongside Iraqi forces against ISIS, human rights groups say they operate outside of the law and have kidnapped and killed Sunni civilians.

    Emphasizing the issue’s importance for Sunnis, Mr. Mutlaq equated Shiite militias with ISIS and said the United States should target them with airstrikes.

    “The enemies of Iraq are ISIS, the militias and oppression,” Mr. Mutlaq said. “If these elements are not finished, we cannot build a stable country.”

    As word of the mosque massacre spread, Iraq’s Shiite religious establishment issued a call for help for a Shiite town in central Iraq besieged by ISIS fighters for weeks.

    Residents reached by phone in the town, Amerli, 100 miles north of Baghdad, said that ISIS fighters had surrounded it, mined the roads and posted snipers so that no one could leave. They said that food, medicine and ammunition to keep the militants out were dwindling.

    Amerli’s plight has raised alarm here and abroad because it bears similarities to other areas where ISIS has committed mass killings.

    The town is home to members of Iraq’s Turkmen minority who are Shiite Muslims, and ISIS considers them infidels. Last week, ISIS fighters killed scores of men from the Yazidi minority further west after having besieged their town and demanded that they convert to Islam.

    Marzio Babille, Unicef’s Iraq representative, said that as many as 15,000 people remained in Amerli, including 5,000 children and a few hundred people wounded in militant attacks.

    “If the city is overrun, I am not very optimistic about their fate,” Mr. Babille said.

    Concern that ISIS would massacre Yazidis as they fled across the rugged Sinjar mountains was one reason President Obama ordered American airstrikes in Iraq earlier this month.

    Mr. Babille said he had been in contact with American officials about the situation in Amerli, although there has been no comment on whether the United States is considering airstrikes there.

    One Turkmen member of the Iraqi Parliament, Fawzi Akram Tarzi, called on the United States to help Amerli, accusing it of applying “double standards” by coming to the aid of some of Iraqi’s minorities and not others.

    “Why did they hit ISIS in Sinjar but not in Amerli?” Mr. Tarzi said. “We want the international community to deal with all Iraqi citizens in the same way.”

    Iraq’s Shiite religious authorities also raised alarm about the situation in Amerli.

    We call on the concerned parties to work seriously to break the siege on this city and save its people from the danger of the terrorists whose crimes the whole world has seen,” said a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric, during a televised sermon.

     

     

    Omar al-Jawoshy contributed reporting from Baghdad, and an employee of The New York Times from Diyala Province, Iraq


  2. Not saying i believe it but an interesting thought...what do u guys think?

     

     

     

     

     

    http://news.antiwar.com/2014/08/13/yazidis-werent-stranded-pentagon-looks-for-other-missions/

     

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/world/middleeast/iraq-yazidi-refugees.html?_r=0

     

     

     

    though there are also a lo of articles saying they were in a bad situation as well.

     

     

     

    Shias get slaughtered...sectarian problems no bid deal

     

     

    yezidi's stranded? the world wakes up!

     

     

     

    just wanted to point that out as well.

     

     

     


  3. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585

     

     

    There's a disturbing truth that is emerging from the science of obesity. After years of study, it's becoming apparent that it's nearly impossible to permanently lose weight.

    As incredible as it sounds, that's what the evidence is showing. For psychologist Traci Mann, who has spent 20 years running an eating lab at the University of Minnesota, the evidence is clear. "It couldn't be easier to see," she says. "Long-term weight loss happens to only the smallest minority of people."

    We all think we know someone in that rare group. They become the legends — the friend of a friend, the brother-in-law, the neighbour — the ones who really did it.

    But if we check back after five or 10 years, there's a good chance they will have put the weight back on. Only about five per cent of people who try to lose weight ultimately succeed, according to the research. Those people are the outliers, but we cling to their stories as proof that losing weight is possible.

    "Those kinds of stories really keep the myth alive," says University of Alberta professor Tim Caulfield, who researches and writes about health misconceptions. "You have this confirmation bias going on where people point to these very specific examples as if it's proof. But in fact those are really exceptions."

    Our biology taunts us, by making short-term weight loss fairly easy. But the weight creeps back, usually after about a year, and it keeps coming back until the original weight is regained or worse.

    This has been tested in randomized controlled trials where people have been separated into groups and given intense exercise and nutrition counselling.

    Even in those highly controlled experimental settings, the results show only minor sustained weight loss.

    When Traci Mann analyzed all of the randomized control trials on long-term weight loss, she discovered that after two years the average amount lost was only one kilogram, or about two pounds, from the original weight.

    Tiptoeing around the truth

    So if most scientists know that we can't eat ourselves thin, that the lost weight will ultimately bounce back, why don't they say so?

    Tim Caulfield says his fellow obesity academics tend to tiptoe around the truth. "You go to these meetings and you talk to researchers, you get a sense there is almost a political correctness around it, that we don't want this message to get out there," he said.

     

    "You'll be in a room with very knowledgeable individuals, and everyone in the room will know what the data says and still the message doesn't seem to get out."

    In part, that's because it's such a harsh message. "You have to be careful about the stigmatizing nature of that kind of image," Caulfield says. "That's one of the reasons why this myth of weight loss lives on."

    Health experts are also afraid people will abandon all efforts to exercise and eat a nutritious diet — behaviour that is important for health and longevity — even if it doesn't result in much weight loss.

    Traci Mann says the emphasis should be on measuring health, not weight. "You should still eat right, you should still exercise, doing healthy stuff is still healthy," she said. "It just doesn't make you thin."

    We are biological machines

    But eating right to improve health alone isn't a strong motivator. The research shows that most people are willing to exercise and limit caloric intake if it means they will look better. But if they find out their weight probably won't change much, they tend to lose motivation.

    That raises another troubling question. If diets don't result in weight loss, what does? At this point the grim answer seems to be that there is no known cure for obesity, except perhaps surgically shrinking the stomach.

    Research suggests bariatric surgery can induce weight loss in the extremely obese, improving health and quality of life at the same time. But most people will still be obese after the surgery. Plus, there are risky side effects, and many will end up gaining some of that weight back.

    If you listen closely you will notice that obesity specialists are quietly adjusting the message through a subtle change in language.

    These days they're talking about weight maintenance or "weight management" rather than "weight loss."

    Michelle Obama has been on an eat better campaign ever since her husband was elected to the White House. An estimated 2.1 billion people on the planet are now considered overweight or obese. (Reuters)

    It's a shift in emphasis that reflects the emerging reality. Just last week the headlines announced the world is fatter than it has ever been, with 2.1 billion people now overweight or obese, based on an analysis published in the online issue of the British medical journal The Lancet.

    Researchers are divided about why weight gain seems to be irreversible, probably a combination of biological and social forces. "The fundamental reason," Caulfield says, "is that we are very efficient biological machines. We evolved not to lose weight. We evolved to keep on as much weight as we possibly can."

    Lost in all of the noise about dieting and obesity is the difficult concept of prevention, of not putting weight on in the first place.

    The Lancet study warned that more than one in five kids in developed countries are now overweight or obese. Statistics Canada says close to a third of Canadian kids under 17 are overweight or obese. And in a world flooded with food, with enormous economic interest in keeping people eating that food, what is required to turn this ship around is daunting.

    "An appropriate rebalancing of the primal needs of humans with food availability is essential," University of Oxford epidemiologist Klim McPherson wrote in a Lancet commentary following last week's study. But to do that, he suggested, "would entail curtailing many aspects of production and marketing for food industries."

    Perhaps, though, the emerging scientific reality should also be made clear, so we can navigate this obesogenic world armed with the stark truth — that we are held hostage to our biology, which is adapted to gain weight, an old evolutionary advantage that has become a dangerous metabolic liability.


  4. - nigeria is messed up

    - other countries as well

     

     

     

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/piles-and-piles-of-bodies-after-south-sudan-slaughter-1.1786808

     

    AIROBI, Kenya -- Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the United Nations' top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

    Toby Lanzer told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that the ethnically targeted killings in a provincial capital are "quite possibly a game-changer" for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December and that has exposed longstanding ethnic hostilities.

    There was also a disturbing echo of Rwanda, which is marking the 20th anniversary this month of its genocide that killed an estimated 1 million people. The Rwandan genocide saw kill orders broadcast by radio and it happened in South Sudan, Lanzer said.

    "It's the first time we're aware of that a local radio station was broadcasting hate messages encouraging people to engage in atrocities," said Lanzer, who was in Bentiu on Sunday and Monday. "And that really accelerates South Sudan's descent into an even more difficult situation from which it needs to extract itself."

    UN human rights investigators said late Monday that hundreds of civilians were killed last week because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state. Those rebel forces are Nuer, the same ethnic group that former Vice-President Riek Machar, who is now a rebel leader, comes from.

    Lanzer said thousands of civilians from several ethnic groups are streaming to the UN peacekeeping base in Bentiu because many believe more violence is coming. The base now holds 25,000 people but has only one litre of water per person per day and only one latrine per 350 people.

    "The risk of a public health crisis inside our base is enormous," he said.

    Raphael Gorgeu, the head of Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan, said people will die inside the UN base in coming days because of the water and sanitation situation.

    As rebel forces entered Bentiu last week, residents were led to believe that by entering the mosque they would be safe, Lanzer said, citing accounts from survivors. But once inside they were robbed of money and mobile phones and a short while later gunmen began killing, both inside the mosque and inside the city hospital.

    If you were not Nuer nothing could save you. The gunmen killed wantonly, including children and the elderly, Lanzer said.

    Gorgeu said his team members in Bentiu -- including 12 international staff -- have treated more than 200 people wounded in the violence, including many gunshot victims.

    British Ambassador Ian Hughes on Tuesday said the April 15-16 killings are a clear violation of international law. He said those behind the atrocities and those inciting the killings will be held to account.

    UN officials began helping to clear the bodies from the streets and city buildings. Lanzer arrived in Bentiu on the third day of that operation but still counted 150 bodies. He said the UN is documenting the killings and will soon have "a pretty good grasp" on the precise number killed.

    The violence is only one part of a dual crisis South Sudan faces. Because of the fighting, more than 1 million people have fled their homes, and very few residents are tending to their crops. Lanzer said there is a severe risk of famine in coming months because April and May is when residents should be planting and cultivating.

    The UN hasn't spelled out clearly who exactly the victims were last week, but because ethnic Nuers carried out the killings it is likely that ethnic Dinkas were among the dead. The UN also said former residents of the Darfur region of Sudan were among those killed targeted. Nuer residents who refused to take part in the attacks were also killed.

    The UN has been warning of mounting evidence of ethnically-targeted killings in the world's newest nation as both government troops and rebel forces lose and gain territories in back-and-forth clashes. Despite a ceasefire signed earlier this year, both sides continue to trade allegations over human rights violations.

    Though thousands of people are cramming into the UN base in search of shelter, they may not even be safe there. Last week an angry mob attacked a UN base in Bor and killed about 60 people. In that case, ethnic Nuers sheltering inside bore the brunt of the attack.

    Gorgeu said such a potential attack is a major concern for the safety of his staff but that he cannot abandon the civilians in need.

    "All this violence, if you look at Bor, if you look at Bentiu, it's a major, major concern. We can see the level of violence is having an unacceptably high cost on the civilian population and this must be addressed," Gorgeu said.


    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/piles-and-piles-of-bodies-after-south-sudan-slaughter-1.1786808#ixzz2zdjaDA10


  5. Imam Ali (as) narrates that:

    "َ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص إِذَا أَكَلَ اللَّحْمَ لَا يَعْجَلُ بِشُرْبِ الْمَاءِ فَقَالَ لَهُ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِهِ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا أَقَلَّ شُرْبَكَ لِلْمَاءِ عَلَى اللَّحْمِ فَقَالَ لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَأْكُلُ هَذَا الْوَدَكَ ثُمَّ يَكُفُّ عَنْ شُرْبِ الْمَاءِ إِلَى آخِرِ طَعَامِهِ إِلَّا اسْتَمْرَأَ الطَّعَامَ"

    "When the Prophet (pbuh) had meat in his meal he did not  drink water immediately after the meal..."

    Mustadrak Wasa'il al-Shi'a, vol. 17 . p. 7

     

     

    okay now we are talking,

     

    no water if fatty food is eaten and no water after eating meat.

     

    So thats isnt all encompasing every and any meal...only two specific situations...now we know...unless you have more to add.


  6. For example, it has been narrated from Imam Rida (as),the 8th Infallible Imam, who said:

    " وَ مَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ لَا تُؤْذِيَهُ مَعِدَتُهُ فَلَا يَشْرَبْ عَلَى طَعَامِهِ مَاءً حَتَّى يَفْرُغَ وَ مَنْ فَعَلَ ذَلِكَ رَطِبَ بَدَنُهُ وَ ضَعُفَتْ مَعِدَتُهُ وَ لَمْ تَأْخُذِ الْعُرُوقُ قُوَّةَ الطَّعَامِ فَإِنَّهُ يَصِيرُ فِي الْمَعِدَةِ فِجّاً إِذَا صُبَّ الْمَاءُ عَلَى الطَّعَامِ أَوَّلًا فَأَوَّلًا"

    "The one who wants not to be bothered by his stomach he should not drink water during the meals ..."

    (Tibb al-Rida, p. 35).

     

     

    So thats during the meals...not after the meal...way different


  7. The word Shukar mean thanks, and alhamdulillah mean all praises be to Allah swt. So i dont see how these two can mix with each other. I think its normal for both being used.

     

     

    It is unworthy to drink water after eating fatty food. So most muslims drink water before eating.

     

     

    Again I am looking for hadith references for the above statements.

     

    as for the first one it is well known that the Imam's (as) have said to say Alhamdulilah and not anything else...so it is not correct to make your own statements.

     

    The second one is really just looking for a reference in our hadith for this...

     

     

    So I am still waiting.


  8. (bismillah)

     

    (salam)

     

     

    I have noticed two very common behavioural traits amongst our pakistani brothers and I wanted to know where they stem from...

     

     

    1) They never say Alhamdulilah...they always say Shukralhamdulillah...where is this coming from? For example if you inquire about their health they say 'Shukralhamdulillah' or when the finish eating they will say 'Shukralhamdulillah'

     

    Is there a hadith for this?

     

     

    2) They never drink water during or after meals and vehmently suggest this is a bad practise and against the teachings of the imams (as)...

     

    Do we actually have hadith that suggests this act? This one could be true and I am also willing to practise if hadith with references and chain of narrarators is presented.

     

     

     

     

     

    DISCLAIMER: I am not bashing a race rather I have observed this behaviour from this ethnicity specifically and so I am wondering where this training is rooted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    11 – The absence of dislike for the person being a lover of meat, one who eats it a lot of it.

     

     

    [ 31092 ] 1 ـ محمد بن يعقوب ، عن محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن علي بن الحكم ، عن الحسين بن أبي العلا ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : كان رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) لحما يحب اللحم .

     

    1 – Muhammad b. Ya`qub from Muhammad b. Yahya from Ahmad b. Muhammad from `Ali b. al-Hakam from al-Husayn b. al-`Ala' from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ). He said: The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) was a meat-lover (lahiman, someone who eats a lot of meat) loving meat.

     

    [ 31093 ] 2 ـ وعنه عن أحمد ، عن علي بن الحكم ، عن سيف بن عميرة ، عن الحسن بن هارون ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : ترك أبوجعفر ( عليه السلام ) ثلاثين درهما للحم يوم توفي وكان رجلا لحما .

     

    2 – And from him from Ahmad from `Ali b. al-Hakam from Sayf b. `Amira from al-Hasan b. Harun from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ). He said: Abu Ja`far ( عليه السلام ) left thirty dirhams for meat the day he died, and he was a man who was a meat-lover.

     

     

    [ 31094 ] 3 ـ وعن علي بن محمد بن بندار ، وغيره ، عن أحمد بن أبي عبدالله ، عن عثمان بن عيسى ، عن مسمع أبي سيار ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) أن رجلا قال له : إن من قبلنا يروون أن الله عزوجل يبغض البيت اللحم ، فقال : صدقوا ، وليس حيث ذهبوا ، إن الله يبغض البيت الذي يؤكل فيه لحوم الناس .

     

    3 – And from `Ali b. Muhammad b. Bandar and other than him from Ahmad b. Abu `Abdillah from `Uthman b. `Isa from Misma` b. Abu Sayyar from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ), that a man said to him: There are those before us who narrate that Allah عزوجل hates the house of meat. So he said: They have told the truth, but it is not where they have gone. Allah hates the house in which the flesh (lit. meats) of the people is eaten.

     

    [ 31095 ] 4 ـ وعنهما عن أحمد ، عن محمد بن علي ، عن الحسن بن علي بن يوسف ، عن زكريا بن محمد الازدي ، عن عبد الاعلى مولى آل سام ، قال : قلت لابي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) : إنا نروي عندنا عن رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) ، أنه قال : إن الله يبغض البيت اللحم ، فقال : كذبوا ، إنما قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : البيت الذي يغتابون فيه الناس ، ويأكلون لحومهم ، وقد كان أبي لحما ، وقد مات يوم مات ، وفي كم ام ولده ثلاثون درهما للحم .

     

    4 – And from them from Ahmad from Muhammad b. `Ali from al-Hasan b. `Ali b. Yusuf from Zakariyya b. Muhammad al-Azdi from `Abd al-A`la the client of the Aal Sam. He said: I said to Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ): We narrate amongst us from the Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) that he said: Allah hates the house of meat. So he said: They have lied. The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) only said: the house in which the people are backbitten, and they eat their flesh (lit. meats). And my father was a meat-lover, and he died the day he died and in the sleeve of his umm walad was thirty dirhams for meat.

     

    [ 31096 ] 5 ـ وعن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن سهل بن زياد ، عن جعفر بن محمد الاشعري ، عن ابن القداح ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : إنا معاشر قريش قوم لحمون .

     

    5 – And from a group of our companions from Sahl b. Ziyad from Ja`far b. Muhammad al-Ash`ari from Ibn al-Qaddah from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ). He said: The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) said: We the companies of Quraysh are a people who are meat-lovers.

     

    [ 31097 ] 6 ـ محمد بن علي بن الحسين ، قال : قيل للصادق ( عليه السلام ) : بلغنا عن رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) ، أنه قال : إن الله تبارك وتعالى ليبغض البيت اللحم واللحم السمين ، فقال ( عليه السلام ) : إنا لنأكل اللحم ونحبّه ، وإنما عنى ( عليه السلام ) البيت الذي يؤكل فيه لحوم الناس بالغيبة ، وعنى باللحم السمين : المتبختر والمختال في مشيه .

     

    أحمد بن أبي عبدالله البرقي في ( المحاسن ) عن علي بن الحكم ، وذكر الحديث الاول والثاني ، وعن عثمان بن عيسى ، وذكر الثالث ، وعن محمد بن علي وذكر الرابع ، وعن جعفر بن محمد وذكر الخامس .

     

    6 – Muhammad b. `Ali b. al-Husayn. He said: It was said to as-Sadiq ( عليه السلام ): It has reached us from the Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) that he said: Allah تبارك وتعالى hates the house of meat and the fat meat. So he ( عليه السلام ) said: We eat meat and we love it. And he ( عليه السلام ) only meant the house in which the flesh (lit. meats) of the people were eaten by backbiting, and he meant by the fat meat: the prancer and swaggerer in his walk.

     

    Ahmad b. Abu `Abdillah al-Barqi in al-Mahasin from `Ali b. al-Hakam, and he mention the first hadith and the second; and from `Uthman b. `Isa and he mentioned the third; and from Muhammad b. `Ali and he mentioned the fourth; and from Ja`far b. Muhammad and he mentioned the fifth.

     

    [ 31098 ] 7 ـ وعن أبيه ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن إبراهيم بن عبد الحميد ، عن سكين * ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : كان رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) يأكل اللحم .

     

    * في المصدر : مسكين .

     

    7 – And from his father from Ibn Abi `Umayr from Ibrahim b. `Abd al-Hamid from Sukayn (?) * from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ). He said: The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) would eat meat.

     

    * in the source text: Miskin

     

    [ 31099 ] 8 ـ وعن علي بن الحكم ، عن عروة بن موسى ، عن أديم بياع الهرويّ ، قال : قلت لابي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) : بلغنا أن رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) كان يقول : إن الله يبغض البيت اللحم ، قال : إنما ذاك البيت الذي يؤكل فيه لحوم الناس ، وقد كان رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) لحما يحب اللحم .

     

    8 – And from `Ali b. al-Hakam from `Urwa b. Musa from Udaym the cat seller (?). He said: I said to Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ): It has reached us that the Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) would say: Allah hates the house of meat. He said: That house is only the one in which the flesh (lit. meats) of the people are eaten. And the Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) was a meat-lover, loving meat.

     

    [ 31100 ] 9 ـ وعن بعض من رواه ، قال : قال أبو عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) : قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : اللحم حمض العرب .

     

    9 – And from some of whom narrrated it, he said: Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ) said: The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) said: Meat is the citrus (?) of the Arab.

     

    [ 31101 ] 10 ـ وعن أبيه ، عن صفوان ، عن العيص ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : نظر رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) إلى لحم لبريرة ، فقال : ما يمنعكم عن هذا اللحم أن تصنعوه ؟ وكان لحما .

     

    10 – And from his father from Safwan from al-`Is from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ). He said: The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) looked at (some) meat that was Barira's. So he said: What prevents you from preparing this meat? And he was a meat-lover.

     

    [ 31102 ] 11 ـ وعن ابن محبوب ، عن حماد بن عثمان ، قال : قلت لابي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) : البيت اللحم يكره ؟ قال : ولم ؟ قلت : قد بلغنا عنكم ، قال : لا بأس به .

     

    11 – And from Ibn Mahbub from Hammad b. `Uthman. He said: I said to Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ): Is the house of meat disliked? He said: And why? I said: It has reached us from you. He said: There is no harm with it.

     

    [ 31103 ] 12 ـ وعن ابن فضال ، عن حماد اللحام ، قال : سألت أبا عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) عن بيت اللحم يكرهونه ، قال : ولم ؟ قلت : بلغني عنكم ، وإنا مع قوم في الدار من الاخوان أمرنا واحد ، فقال : لا بأس بإدمانه .

     

    12 – And from Ibn Faddala from Hammad the butcher. He said: I asked Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ) about the house of meat, they dislike it. He said: And why? I said: It was reached us from you, and I was in a house with the brothers (who) our affair is one. So he said: There is no harm with its excess (?).

     

    [ 31104 ] 13 ـ الحسين بن بسطام في ( طب الائمة ) عن محمد بن المنذر ، عن علي بن أخي يعقوب ، عن عن داود ، عن هارون بن الجهم * ، عن السكوني ، عن أبي عبدالله الصادق ( عليه السلام ) ان رجلا قال له : يا بن رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) إن قوما من علماء العامة يروون عن النبي ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) أن الله يبغض اللحامين ، ويمقت البيت ** الذي يؤكل فيه اللحم كل يوم ، فقال : غلطوا غلطا بينا إنما قال رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) : إن الله يبغض أهل بيت يأكلون في بيوتهم لحوم الناس ، أي يغتابونهم ، مالهم ! لارحمهم *** الله عمدوا إلى الحلال فحرموه لكثرة رواياتهم .

     

    * في المصدر : هارون بن أبي الجهم .

    ** في المصدر : أهل البيت .

    *** في المصدر : يرحمهم .

     

    13 – al-Husayn b. Bistam in Tibb al-A'imma from Muhammad b. al-Mundhir from `Ali b. Akhi Ya`qub from * from Harun b. al-Jahm * from as-Sakuni from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ) that a man said to him: O son of the Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ), a group of the `ulama of the `Aama narrate from the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) that Allah hates the butchers, and detests the house in which meat is eaten every day. So he said: They have erred with a clear error. The Messenger of Allah ( صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ) only said: Allah hates the people of a house ** who eat in their homes the flesh (lit. meats) of the people, that is, they backbite them. What is with them! (May) Allah not have mercy on them. They betook to the halal and forbade it due to the abundance of their narrations.

     

    * in the source text: Harun b. Abi 'l-Jahm

    ** in the source text: people of the house

     

    [ 31105 ] 14 ـ وعن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : اللحم ينبت اللحم ، ومن تركه أياما فسد عقله .

     

    * في المصدر : ترك أكله .

     

    14 – And from Abu `Abdillah ( عليه السلام ). He said: Meat builds meat. And whoso abandons it * for days his intellect (`aql) is corrupted.

     

    * in the source text: abandons eating it.

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    Chapter 17

    Dislike of addiction to meat, but permissibility of eating it every day, and recommendation of eating it every three days

     

    [ 31134 ] 1 ـ أحمد بن أبي عبدالله البرقي في ( المحاسن ) عن أبيه ، عن ابن المغيرة ، عن حماد بن عثمان ، عن ابن أبي يعفور ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : ما ترك أبي إلا سبعين درهما حبسها للحم ، إنه كان لا يصبر عن اللحم .

     

    1 – Ahmad b. Abi `Abdillah in al-Mahasin from his father from Ibn al-Mughira from Hammad b. `Uthman from Ibn Abi Ya`fur from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: My father did not leave but seventy dirham which he had stored for meat. He used to not abstain from meat.

     

    [ 31135 ] 2 ـ وعن علي بن الحكم ، عن ابن بكير ، عن زرارة ، قال : تغديت مع أبي جعفر ( عليه السلام ) خمسة عشر يوما بلحم .

    وعن أبيه ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن علي بن عطية ، عن زرارة مثله .

     

    2 – And from `Ali b. al-Hakam from Ibn Bukayr from Zurara. He said: I dined with Abu Ja`far عليه السلام for fifteen days with meat.

    And from his father from Ibn Abi `Umayr from `Ali b. `Atiyya from Zurara likewise.

     

    [ 31136 ] 3 ـ وعن ابن محبوب ، عن علي بن رئاب ، عن زرارة ، قال : تغديت مع أبي جعفر ( عليه السلام ) في شعبان خمسة عشر يوما كل يوم بلحم ما رأيته صام منها يوما واحدا .

     

    3 – And from Ibn Mahbub from `Ali b. Ri’ab from Zurara. He said: I with Abu Ja`far عليه السلام in Sha`ban for fifteen days, each days with meat. And I did not see him fasting a single day from it.

     

    [ 31137 ] 4 ـ وعن أبيه ، عمن حدثه ، عن عبد الرحمن العزرمي ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) قال : كان علي ( عليه السلام ) يكره إدمان اللحم ، ويقول : إن له ضراوة كضراوة الخمر .

     

    4 – And from his father from the one who narrated to him from `Abd ar-Rahman al-`Azrami from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: `Ali عليه السلام used to dislike addiction to meat. And he would say: It has a voracity like the voracity of wine.

     

    [ 31138 ] 5 ـ وعن أبيه ، عن محمد بن أبي عمير ، عن الحكم بن مسكين ، عن عمار الساباطي ، قال : سألت أبا عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) عن شراء اللحم ، فقال : في ثلاث قلت : لنا أضياف وقوم ينزلون بنا ، وليس يقع منهم موقع اللحم شيء ، فقال : في كل ثلاث ، قلت : لا نجد شيئا أحضر منه ولو ائتدموا بغيره لم يعدوه شيئا ، فقال : في كل ثلاث .

     

    5 – And from his father from Muhammad b. Abi `Umayr from al-Hakam b. Miskeen from `Ammar as-Sabati. He said: I asked Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام about purchasing meat. So he said: (Once) in (every) three (days). I said: We have guests, and a people who lodge with us, and nothing befalls from them a situation (?) of meat. So he said: In every three. I said: We do not find anything brought of it, and were they to make use of something else as a condiment they would not reckon it as anything. So he said: In every three.

     

    [ 31139 ] 6 ـ وعن أبيه ، عن القاسم بن محمد ، عن زكريا بن عمران ، عن إدريس بن عبدالله ، قال : كنت عند أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) فذكر اللحم ، فقال : كل يوما بلحم ، ويوما بلبن ، ويوماّ بشيء آخر .

     

    6 – And from his father from al-Qasim b. Muhammad from Zakariyya b. `Imran from Idris b. `Adbullah. He said: I was with Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام and meat was mentioned. So he said: Eat a day with meat, and a day with milk, and a day with something else.

     

     

    http://www.*******.org/hadiths/food-and-drink/lawful-foods/chapter-36

     

    Eating fish, and following its eating with dates or honey, and with water

     

    [ 31221 ] 1 ـ محمد بن يعقوب ، عن علي بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن إبراهيم بن عبد الحميد ، قال : سمعت أبا الحسن ( عليه السلام ) يقول : عليكم بالسمك ، فإن أكلته بغير خبز أجزأك ، وإن أكلته بخبز أمرأك .

    ورواه البرقي في ( المحاسن ) عن يعقوب بن يزيد ، عن ابراهيم بن عبد الحميد مثله .

     

    1 – Muhammad b. Ya`qub from `Ali b. Ibrahim from his father from Ibn Abi `Umayr from Ibrahim b. `Abd al-Hamid. He said: I heard Abu ‘l-Hasan عليه السلام saying: Betake you to fish, for if you eat it without bread it suffices you, and if you eat it with bread it is wholesome for you.

    And al-Barqi narrated it in al-Mahasin from Ya`qub b. Yazid from Ibrahim b. `Abd al-Hamid likewise.

     

    [ 31222 ] 2 ـ وعن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن أحمد بن أبي عبدالله ، عن نوح بن شعيب ، عن بعض أصحابنا ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : كان رسول الله ( صلى الله عليه وآله ) إذا أكل السمك قال : اللهم بارك لنا فيه ، وأبدلنا به خيرا منه .

     

    2 – And from a number of our companions from Ahmad b. Abi `Abdillah from Nuh b. Shu`ayb from one of our companions from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: When the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله would eat fish, he said: Allahumma bless for us in it, and with it exchange (for) us (something) better than it.

     

    [ 31223 ] 3 ـ وعن محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى ، عن سعيد بن جناح ، عن مولى لابي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : دعا بتمر فأكله ، ثم قال : مابي شهوة ولكني أكلت سمكا ، ثم قال : من بات وفي جوفه سمك لم يتبعه بتمر أو عسل ، لم يزل عرق الفالج يضرب عليه حتى يصبح .

    أحمد بن محمد في ( المحاسن ) عن نوح النيسابوري ، عن سعيد بن جناح مثله . والذي قبله عن نوح أيضا .

     

    3 – And from Muhammad b. Yahya from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. `Isa from Sa`id b. Janah from a client of Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: He called for dates and ate it. Then he said: I have no desire but I ate a fish. Then he said: One who spends the night while there is a fish in his abdomen, (and) did not follow it with dates or honey, the vein of palsy will not cease to strike upon him until he enters morning.

    Ahmad b. Muhammad in al-Mahasin from Nuh an-Naysaburi from Sa`id b. Janah likewise, and also the one prior to it from Nuh.

     

    [ 31224 ] 4 ـ وعن بعض العراقيين ، عن جعفر بن الزبير ، عن جعفر بن محمد بن حكيم ، عن أبيه ، عن حديد ، قال : قال أبو عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) : اذا أكلت السمك فاشرب عليه الماء .

     

    4 – And from one of the `Iraqis from Ja`far b. az-Zubayr from Ja`far b. Muhammad b. Hakim from his father from Hadid. He said: Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام said: When you have eaten fish, then drink water upon it.

     

     

     

    http://www.*******.org/hadiths/food-and-drink/lawful-foods/chapter-37

     

     

     

    Fresh fish

     

    [ 31226 ] 2 ـ وعن عدة من أصحابنا ، عن سهل بن زياد ، عن علي بن حسان ، عن موسى بن بكر ، عن أبي الحسن ( عليه السلام ) قال : السمك الطري يذيب الجسد .

     

    2 – And from a number of our companions from Sahl b. Ziyad from `Ali b. Hassan from Musa b. Bakr from Abu ‘l-Hasan عليه السلام. He said: Fresh fish emaciates the body.

     

    [ 31227 ] 3 ـ وبهذا الإسناد ، عن أبي الحسن ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : السمك الطري يذيب شحم العينين .

     

    3 – And by this isnad from Abu ‘l-Hasan عليه السلام. He said: Fresh fish emaciates the fat of the eyes.

     

    [ 31228 ] 4 ـ وعنهم ، عن أحمد بن محمد ، عن عثمان بن عيسى رفعه ، قال : السمك الطري يذيب شحم العين .

     

    4 – And from them from Ahmad b. Muhamamd from `Uthman b. `Isa going up from him. He said: Fresh fish emaciates the fat of the eye.

     

    [ 31229 ] 5 ـ وعن الحسين بن محمد ، عن معلى بن محمد ، عن محمد ابن عليّ الهمداني عن معتب عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام أو قال: عن أبي الحسن عليه السلام قال: قال يوما يا معتب اطلب لنا حيتانا طرية ، فإني أريد أن أحتجم ، فطلبتها ثم أتيته بها ، فقال : يا معتب سكبج لنا شطرها واشو لنا شطرها ، فتغدى منها أبو الحسن ( عليه السلام ) وتعشى .

    وعن علي بن محمد بن بندار ، عن أبيه أحمد وابن أبي عبدالله جميعاً ، عن محمد بن علي الهمداني مثله .

    أحمد بن أبي عبدالله في ( المحاسن ) عن محمد بن علي الهمداني مثله .

     

    5 – And from al-Husayn b. Muhammad from Mu`alla b. Muhammad from Muhammad b. `Ali al-Hamadani from Mu`attib from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام or he said from Abu ‘l-Hasan عليه السلام. He said: One day he said: O Mu`attibb, seek our fresh fish for us, for I want to be treated by cupping. So I sought it then brought him it. So he said: O Mu`attibb, make sakbij for us with half of it and roast half of it. So Abu ‘l-Hasan عليه السلام ate from it and had dinner.

    And from `Ali b. Muhammad b. Bundar from his father Ahmad and Ibn Abi `Abdullah all from Muhammad b. `Ali al-Hamadani likewise.

    Ahmad b. Abi `Abdillah in al-Mahasin from Muhammad b. `Ali al-Hamadani likewise.

     

    [ 31230 ] 6 ـ وعن أبى القاسم ، ويعقوب بن يزيد ، عن القندي ، عن ابن سنان ، وأبي البختري ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : السمك الطري يذيب الجسد .

    وعن عليّ بن حسّان ، عن موسى بن بكر ، عن أبي الحسن ( عليه السلام ) مثله .

     

    6 – And from Abu ‘l-Qasim and Ya`qub b. Yazid from al-Qandi from Ibn Sinan from Abu ‘l-Bakhtari from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Fresh fish emaciates the body.

    And from `Ali b. Hassan from Musa b. Bakr from Abu ‘l-Hasan عليه السلام likewise.

     

    [ 31231 ] 7 ـ وعن بعض أصحابنا ، عن ابن اخت الاوزاعي ، عن مسعدة ابن اليسع ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : قال أمير المؤمنين عليه السلام : السمك الطري يذيب اللحم .

     

    7 – And from one of our companions from Ibn Ukht al-Awza`I from Mas`ada b. al-Yasa` from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام said: Fresh fish emaciates the body.

     

    [ 31232 ] 8 ـ وعن عثمان بن عيسى رفعه ، قال : السمك الطري يذيب شحم العين .

     

    8 – And from `Uthman b. `Isa going up from him. He said: Fresh fish emaciates the fat of the eye.

     

    [ 31233 ] 9 ـ قال : وفي حديث آخر عن مسمع ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : السمك الطري يذهب بمخ العين ، قال : وفي حديث آخر يذبل الجسد .

     

    9 – He said: And in another hadith from Misma` from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام, he said: Fresh fish takes away the bulb of the eye. He said: And in another hadith: withers the body.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    http://www.*******.org/hadiths/food-and-drink/lawful-foods/chapter-38

     

     

     

     

    Dislike of excessively eating too much fish

     

    [ 31234 ] 1 ـ محمد بن يعقوب ، عن علي بن إبراهيم ، عن هارون بن مسلم ، عن مسعدة بن صدقة عن ابن اليسع ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : قال أمير المؤمنين ( عليه السلام ) : لا تدمنوا أكل السمك ، فإنه يذيب الجسد .

     

    1 – Muhammad b. Ya`qub from `Ali b. Ibrahim from Harun b. Muslim from Mas`ada b. Sadaqa from Ibn al-Yasa` from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام said: Do not become addicted to eating fish, for it emaciates the body.

     

    [ 31235 ] 2 ـ وعن علي بن محمد بن بندار ، عن محمد بن عيسى ، عن يونس ، عن عبدالله ابن سنان ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : أكل الحيتان يذيب الجسد .

     

    2 – And from `Ali b. Muhammad b. Bundar from Muhammad b. `Isa from Yunus from `Abdullah b. Sinan from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Eating fish emaciates the body.

     

    [ 31236 ] 3 ـ أحمد بن أبي عبدالله البرقي في ( المحاسن ) عن أحمد ابن محمد بن أبي نصر ، عن عبدالله بن محمد الشامي ، عن حسين بن حنظلة ، عن أحدهما ، قال : السمك يذيب الجسد .

     

    3 – Ahmad b. Abi `Abdillah al-Barqi in al-Mahasin from Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr from `Abdullah b. Muhammad ash-Shami from Husayn b. Hanzhala from one of the two of them. He said: Fish emaciates the body.

     

    [ 31237 ] 4 ـ وعن بعض أصحابنا ، عن عبدالله بن عبد الرحمن ، عن شعيب ، عن أبي بصير ، قال : قال أمير المؤمنين ( عليه السلام ) : أكل الحيتان يذيب الجسد .

    وعن أبيه ، عن يونس بن عبد الرحمن ، عن عبدالله بن سنان ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) مثله .

     

    4 – And from one of our companions from `Abdullah b. `Abd ar-Rahman from Shu`ayb from Abu Basir. He said: Amir al-Mu’mineen عليه السلام said: Eating fish emaciates the body.

    And from his father from Yunus b. `Abd ar-Rahman from `Abdullah b. Sinan from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام likewise.

     

    [ 31238 ] 5 ـ وعن محمد بن عيسى ، عن أبي بصير ، وأحمد بن محمد ابن أبي نصر ، عن حماد بن عثمان ، عن محمد بن سوقة ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : السمك يذيب البدن .

     

    5 – And from Muhammad b. `Isa from Abu Basir and Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Abi Nasr from Hammad from Muhammad b. Suqa from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Fish emaciates the body.

     

    [ 31239 ] 6 ـ وعن أبيه ، عن ابن أبي عمير ، عن هشام بن سالم ، عن أبي عبدالله ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : أكل الحيتان يورث السل .

     

    6 – And from his father from Ibn Abi `Umayr from Hisham b. Salim from Abu `Abdillah عليه السلام. He said: Eating fish brings about consumption.

     

    [ 31240 ] 7 ـ محمد بن علي بن الحسين بإسناده عن موسى بن بكر ، عن أبي الحسن موسى ( عليه السلام ) ، قال : سمعته يقول : اللحم ينبت اللحم ، والسمك يذيب الجسد . الحديث .

     

    7 – Muhammad b. `Ali b. al-Husayn by his isnad from Musa b. Bakr from Abu ‘l-Hasan Musa عليه السلام. He said: I heard him saying: Flesh builds flesh, and fish emaciates the body (- al-hadith)


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    http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1781795/fifa-medical-chief-hates-brazil-drug-test-doubts?cc=5901

     

     

    MONACO -- FIFA's medical chief is "really not happy" with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow results.

    FIFA had to turn to the Swiss lab because the Brazilian laboratory that was expected to analyse World Cup samples repeatedly failed to comply with World Anti-Doping Agency standards.

    FIFA expects to send about 1,000 blood and urine samples to the WADA-accredited facility in Lausanne, at an extra cost of $250,000 for the governing body, said Michel D'Hooghe, who chairs FIFA's medical commission and sits on its executive committee.

    Speaking in an interview with The Associated Press, D'Hooghe said that at previous World Cups "we always managed to have the (anti-doping test) results before the next game of the team. So if you were positive or if I was positive we knew it before you or me played a second game."

    But he said he is "not quite sure" results will come back quickly enough for that to happen in Brazil. That means, at worst, that a player who has failed a doping test could still get to play in another match.

    "I hate this. I'm really not happy with that," D'Hooghe said on the sidelines of a sports medicine conference. "We have to live with it. We will do our best. But this is a weak point. And I attacked this point in the last meeting of the (Brazil) organising committee where I was, yes, rather, how I say? Disappointed."

    Brazil is hosting the World Cup in 12 cities across the world's fifth-largest country, making transportation for fans, teams and organisers a major issue. Samples collected outside of Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, which together will host 13 of the 64 matches, must first travel to either of those cities before being flown across the Atlantic to Zurich or Geneva and then going on to Lausanne, D'Hooghe said. FIFA has contracted DHL for the transportation, he said.

    D'Hooghe appeared most concerned about getting samples in a timely fashion from Manaus in the Amazon basin, calling it the "worst-case scenario." Manaus is roughly four hours' flying time from Rio and Sao Paulo. England, Italy, the United States, Portugal, Cameroon, Croatia, Honduras and Switzerland play a total of four group matches there.

    Samples from Manaus could take "maybe 36 hours" to get to Lausanne, said Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's chief medical officer. From other venues, the travel time should be 24 hours, he said.

    But D'Hooghe expressed concerns about possible flight delays. Promised improvements are ready at only two of 13 major airports being used in the June-July tournament. Analysts are warning fans to brace for unfinished construction work, long check-in lines, and last-minute gate changes and flight delays.

    "The problem is not so much the laboratory -- they can easily be ready (with results on a sample) mostly in 24 hours. The problem is to get it there," D'Hooghe said.

    Complex transport logistics might make it easier for a lawyer defending any player who failed a test to argue that FIFA's drug-testing process in Brazil was unsound. Should a player test positive, FIFA may have to show to a hearing or court that the sample wasn't tampered with on its long journey or poorly handled in a way that skewed lab analysis.

    "The longer the journey that the sample has to take and the greater the number of steps before it gets to a laboratory, the greater the risk that some form of mishandling might occur," London-based sports lawyer Mike Morgan said by email, in response to questions from the AP.

    "Needless to say, FIFA will have a task to ensure (1) that the chain of custody is maintained at all times to protect the integrity of the samples; and (2) that storage conditions are optimal throughout the transfer of the samples so to avoid any risk of sample degradation. Failure to ensure either one of these conditions could render the analysis of any given sample unreliable."

    Samples will be transported in temperature-controlled and monitored boxes, Dvorak said.

    "The samples will be in perfect condition, but it is also something that costs money. It is not so easy," D'Hooghe said. "But I have the guarantees that it will be done OK, because I have put forward the same question."

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