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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Fake Fish Photos
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Fish Spells Allah and Muhammad
Status: Pareidolia
image Oscar, who's a fish, lives in a tank in Waterfoot, England. He's attracting quite a bit of attention because markings on one side of his body seem to spell out the name Allah in arabic script, while markings on his other side seem to spell out Muhammad. Since I don't know arabic, I'm not in a position to judge how much the markings look like these words. But at least saying that markings spell a word is a bit more cut-and-dry than saying that markings look like Jesus, the Virgin Mary, or someone else whose appearance is unknown. (And now that I think about it, I suppose the Muslim ban on images of Muhammad means that the world will never get to see pieces of toast or frying pans bearing the image of Muhammad.) People who have examined Oscar are quite confident that the markings haven't been painted on in any way. I'm sure Oscar's new-found status as a miracle fish won't hurt the price the pet shop owner can fetch for him. (Thanks to Paul Farrington for the link.)
Categories: Animals, Pareidolia, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 03, 2006
Comments (45)
Dear outest, i'm very impressed by your way of thinking really..you look wel cultured and open minded..that is good..sooo good..as it is very important to open a reasonable dialogue with you...
you've put some quranic examples about science..
but i want to clarify something for first..Quraan scientific miracles is not mentioned to be a proof of the Quraan ginuninty...it's only as u refered...description of the nature around the people 1500 years ago..but here comes the point...1500 years ago...and we can find a book describing these nature scenes that accurately with no mistake at all...plus it's adding hints for the coming generations and the recent ones for better understanding of the scientific revolution, and to find this signs..till now ..suitable for its related scientific theory..it's something marvellous..
in addition to that no..not as u said that quraan( as a model )sometimes fails to predict reality and on that..we blame reality not the model(that's wht i undrstood)..Quraan nver never contradicted reality or mere facts..it needs only better understanding to its meanings, it's values..it needs openmindness to accept it...then you will every time you hear a quraanic verses..you will shake your head astonishingly with its deep meanings and signs..saying...(yeah, right..subhan Allah, God is great)..Outest, believe me..i'm telling you that coz i know what you r thinking of..what r the factors affecting u..i've seen many people who think like u..and others with different idiolgies..but i'm telling u what should really happens if &if; only...u understood true meanings of Quraan..
any way, i've tried to answer u with my very poor English as much as i could..but i really admired your way of thinking..and i really hope if we could communicate with emails..if u like...my email : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
N.B:falak in arabic means( orbit )..at least that what we call it here..
plus..there is another verse in quraan saying that the sun is not a steady star..it's moving too...
Posted by WiseThinker  on  Wed Feb 22, 2006  at  06:41 AM
Put a pirana (may be spelled wrong but you know what fish I mean) in with it. See what happens.
Posted by Fisher  on  Thu Mar 02, 2006  at  05:21 PM
The reason why it is easy for us muslims to see is cuz we have seen th ewords so many times and they are easy to see. Ever1 can tell that is says Allah + Muhammed(pbuh). And to those hu say that nothing happens wen there are pix of well then Y dont cha doin summat about it?!
Posted by Jafar  on  Tue Mar 14, 2006  at  07:07 AM
Nice to see that so many posters here appear to have been making use of the online writer's style guide.

Oh, and Jaffar - I can't be certain of your meaning because you are clearly a near-total illiterate and appear to have omitted a critical noun. However, you appear to be saying that rather than criticizing muslims for rioting over depictions of Mohammed, Christian themselves should take to the warpath over desecrations of their own idols. Do I have that right?
Posted by outeast  on  Tue Mar 14, 2006  at  07:35 AM
thats just ridiculios anyone who fall for that is just dumb, it is most likely photo shopped
Posted by vurb  on  Thu Mar 30, 2006  at  11:22 AM
The "official" site of the owners of Salam the Oscar http://www.fishfromallah.com are getting very annoyed by a hoax site http://www.allahfish.com which is pretending to be the "offical site". The plot thickens.
Posted by Rennet  in  UK  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  06:43 PM
ALLAH IS GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Posted by TAYYEB  in  LONDON  on  Wed May 17, 2006  at  02:33 AM
Allah's signs are everywhere in this univers even more in us.can't we see them?

CHECK OUT THIS Video :"Allahu akbar" in a fish. noticed that the fish was not born with it, it just happened later on a sudden. this fish wasn't eating after this happend to it .but it kept growing even bigger than the other fish.
say allah akbar walhamdu lillah
Posted by djazim  in  texas, usa  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  12:32 PM
here it is:http://dailymotion.alice.it/visited/search/quran /video/xpomo_
Posted by djazim  in  texas, usa  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  12:39 PM
please copy and past . coudn't get the hyperlink .

http://www.dailymotion.alice.it/visited/search/quran /video/xpomo_
Posted by djazim  on  Tue May 22, 2007  at  12:45 PM
"We will show them Our signs in all the regions of the earth and in their own souls, until they clearly see that this is the truth ..." (QUR'AN, Surah Fussilat, 41:53)
Thank you Hamid in Africa, I too am a muslim. I'm sorry if you're angry I copied and pasted your reference from the Quran. It clearly spells out Mohammed. And for u people joking around you will be punished in this life and the hereafter.
Posted by Taimur  in  Arlington, TX  on  Wed Jul 04, 2007  at  11:20 AM
http://dailymotion.alice.it/visited/search/quran /video/xpomo_
Posted by daniel  in  alger  on  Mon Apr 07, 2008  at  03:10 AM
this clearly says MUHAMMAD . You people who are saying that it is something else you guys are just jealous because it doesn't say Jesus or something. Islam has alot of miracles and if you don't belive me go to YOUTUBE and type in MIRACLES OF ALLAH. There you will see videos that Islam has so many good miracles that can't be fake. just look at the videos
Posted by bella  on  Tue May 13, 2008  at  08:21 PM
http://dailymotion.virgilio.it/relevance/search/fish+written+allah/video/xpomo_yyyyy-yyyy_events
Posted by DJ  in  Texas, USA  on  Tue Jul 07, 2009  at  11:33 AM
People are the enimies of what they do not know, OpenMinded.By the way,thank you for your remark about the spelling mistakes , although you have not been openminded enough since you refer my spelling mistakes to others !!!
Posted by So?utma b  on  Sat May 01, 2010  at  09:31 AM
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