Muslim fruitcake finds â€˜Allah’ in a rotten mango
ALLAH’S done it again! 12 years after the Muslim moon god revealed itself in an aubergine in Bolton, England, it chose to appear in a rotten mango in Sweden.
The lucky recipient of a message from on high is Rubina Sheikh from Helsingborg.
According to this report, as the two halves of Sheikh’s freshly sliced mango fell away from her knife, she discovered what she says is a sign from God.
When I sliced the mango in two, â€˜Allah’ was written in one half and â€˜Muhammad’ in the other. It’s a miracle, a sign from Allah.
The practicing Muslim is convinced that the black lines emanating through the fruit form characters in Arabic which spell the holy words.
And local Muslims have been streaming in to see the miracle for themselves.
Said Ghulam Mughal:
I’d heard of the phenomenon earlier, but never before seen it with my own eyes.
The phenomenon, Ghulam you fool, is called pareidolia.
According to this definition:
Pareidolia are often seen in dynamic elements of nature such as the clouds in which we see faces. Also rocks, smoke, trees and space are generous sources of pareidolia. The pareidolia effect is god’s gift to religion, spiritualism and conspiracy freaks everywhere.
An emeritus professor in Islam from nearby Lund University, Jan HjÃ¤rpe, doesn’t buy the sign from Allah story.
There are 14 recognised ways to create the word â€˜Allah’. When you think about how many mangoes there are out there, it’s not strange that one of them has a pattern which can be interpreted to be the right combination of characters.
When the aubergine “miracle” took place at the home of Salim and Ruksana Patel, in Bolton in 1996, they were inundated with about 50 visitors a day, demanding to see the vegetable.
Mrs Patel allegedly foresaw the miracle in a dream after she’d bought the aubergine from their local shop. On slicing the vegetable in half, she saw that the seeds were formed in the Muslim symbol “Ya-Allah”, meaning Allah exists.
Mr Patel said:
I felt so excited I ran round to the priest and he confirmed that it was indeed a miracle.
Abdulla Patel, priest of the local Masjide-Gosia mosque, said at the time:
In all my 30 years as a priest, I have never witnessed anything like this. It is wonderful for the community, and for Salim. When the aubergine has been displayed for several weeks in the mosque it will be divided into small pieces and shared among the faithful.