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Hi there, I am hoping you can help me, at our pre-school we have a little girl whose starting with us in September,the family are Muslims they have filled in our dietary/religion/allergy form and have put the normal, no pork/halal meat only, and also added no nutmeg or watercress, after googling I have found the reasons for nutmeg, but cannot seem to find any reasons etc for watercress, I was hoping you could help as I/we would like to know so we can add this to our 'Equality and Diversity' information. thank you for any help.

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edited Jun 15 at 13:29

Why not ask her parents?

(Jun 15 at 14:25) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

We wont see them again till September now, and didn't want to ring them as its not necessary that we know :)

(Jun 16 at 13:23) koala62 koala62's gravatar image

why the no nutmeg?

(Jun 16 at 14:22) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image
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I understand. You mention E&D, and so I assume that you are UK based. There is no bar to eating watercress in Islam; nothing that would merit a change to your current E&D info or practices (I deliver E&D and skills training to apprentices on behalf of Awarding Bodies). I guess you can relax on this one! My very best regards. Paul.

(Jun 16 at 14:30) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

Probably a nut allergy, Mike. How's tricks?

(Jun 16 at 14:33) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image
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that was my point. but i didn't want to assume that nutmeg was not haram. perhaps the watercress falls in the alergy catagory. not sure what is in watercress, other than water, but you never know. seems like it would kind of like being alergic to iceberg lettuce?

anyway. it's all good. what happened to your boys? good thing the I-ties aren't as good at war as they are at soccer. and wtf, we get the 'group of death'. how about cutting us a little break. we have only been playing this girls game for like 30 years. i see the master race just crushed the portugees.

is ghana any good? always

(Jun 16 at 14:43) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

hate to see us beat up on the africans, but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right.

and who eats watercress, unless you wrap bacon around it? wth are you brits doing? smh, how did you manage to conquer so much? 'the sun never sets....

lol. you always make me laugh paul. thanks. i was just watching charlie rose earlier today and your boy tommy something. the espan annoucer was on. siad something about the japanese refer who made the call for brazil explaining it to the players in japanese. he was like that would be like me commenting in gaelic. u have a hrd enough time with my english.

(Jun 16 at 14:44) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

Never watch soccer, Mike. As for the Empire...I've been told that the reason the sun never set on it was because 'the Good Lord couldn't trust us Brits in the dark!'

(Jun 16 at 14:58) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

never heard that one before. good one.

careful though. you are letting your.....well best leave that one unspoken here. ;)

have you read yaqin's book yet?

(Jun 16 at 15:04) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

Thank you for the reply Paul,yes I am UK based, as to the nutmeg,what I found out was if used in large quantities it is an intoxicant and there are differing opinions on it being haraam if used in small or large qualities,others say its permissible if a little is used or mixed with other substances.Thank you for the help :)

(Jun 16 at 15:23) koala62 koala62's gravatar image

Hi. Well, that one's new to me. I would have gone for a nut allergy. I now have this image of a bunch of pre-schoolies reeling about, sloshed on nutmeg. Have an eye on Ofsted!

(Jun 16 at 15:31) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

hum, now that you say that. i think i remember stoners saying you can get high from nutmeg. of course some of them smoke banana peels too. if you haven't guessed, i'm not a muslim but i do know there is a school of thought in islam, mostly amoung the shia that bottom feeders, lobster, shrimp and such are haram. so i guess the question might be, where does watercress grow?

and i think maybe i've been thinking of waterchesnuts this whole time? god damn it, now you are making me google.

(Jun 16 at 15:32) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

lol well anymore info, funny or not would be appreciated :)

(Jun 16 at 15:44) koala62 koala62's gravatar image

And be afraid.....be very very afraid....of a certain type of mushroom!

(Jun 16 at 15:50) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

'the one's that mother gives you, don't do anything at all. go ask alice, when she's ten feet tall.'

don't be afraid. i saw a study out of the UK like 3 years ago saying that people you have done mushrooms are much more open minded. guess that explains the close mindedness of muslim.

look for the purple ring. gots to go. hopefully i'll talk to ya 2moro. inshallah. i slay meself.

(Jun 16 at 15:54) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image
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