Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You And I See

Who seeks joy in paradise will unite within for you and me.

This afternoon was very bright. Sun shone down on my head, lighting up my soul with hope. With the Noble Mushaf in my hands, I walked out from the hospital wetting my tongue with Surah Al-'Alaq. Al-'Alaq means The Clot.

Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)], Has taught man that which he knew not.
(Quran 96: 1-5)

Nawal was patiently waiting for us on the Ground Floor. We felt sorry towards her but we had to finish our practical course. Again, sorry my dear Nawal! Then the four of us: Azzahra', Amal, Nawal and me went for a taxi to Maghrabi Eye Hospital right away after the class. It was 1.30 in the afternoon...sure tiring...but we had to be in the OT there. As soon as we reached the famous private hospital, we went upstairs and were welcomed warmly by the hospital attendants. Each of us supplied by a surgical suit and were directed to an Operation Theater after changing into our new attires.

The future surgeons, aamin.

It was our lucky day, I guessed! We were told to watch 4 different eye surgeries. The first surgery was a cataract surgery was done by placing the intraocular lens (IOL) in front of the anterior chamber. The second one was also a cataract surgery but the IOL was placed in the posterior chamber of the eye. Both surgeries ended up successfully!

The third one was a little different,
blepharoplasty. It was more towards cosmetic surgery. The surgeon in-charged was Prof. Dr. Muhammad...erm...well..seemed like I forgot the well-experienced surgeon's name! He was a warm-hearted surgeon in addition to his superb skill. He treated his attendants and assistants well without being angry and emotional despite the blepharoplasty surgery which took 2 hours 30 minutes. As he was chatting to us about random things...sometimes on the surgery...another about our living..then on Malaysia...next telling us stories while introducing his staffs..his assistant asked him, "What surgery are you performing?" He answered with such a relaxed tone, "I'm performing Obstetric and Gynecology surgery!" Then we all bursted into laughters. Yeah, you never know how it feels to sit in the OT with those strict faces, with tense and pressure to end up successfully, hurrying and worrying! So, in my point of view, he was a great doctor whom could cope with such situation without being self-centered. Ooooh! Last but not least, the fourth surgery was done by him too which was external levator incision surgery.

Alhamdulillah, we were given chances to observe eye operations right before our eyes!

At the end of the day, it was indeed exciting, not to say...tiring because we reached home around 7.30 in the evening! That was beyond our will. Frankly, we thought we would have finished earlier, but, we had so much fun that we didn't want to come home! (Yeah..right....ahaha!). Dear friends, there was one special thing I wanted to share with you from what I experienced today. Let us wake up and realize, the ability to communicate with one another is a precious gift Al-Khaaliq, The Creator, gave humans. It was amazing to be able to turn our thoughts, feelings and ideas into different codes we could transmitted to others and received feedback to our different senses: thus enabling us to learn, teach and interact with others in our communities, as well as the universe generally. Give thanks to Allah, He granted us with 2 eyes- such small awesome gifts. With those eyes, we could see through the darkness, we could value things, we could learn about His creation and we could read what was written in His Book! Oh Al-Muqeet...The Maintainer, You have written them beautifully in Al-Qur'an!

Thinks he that none sees him? Have We not made for him a pair of eyes? And a tongue and a pair of lips?
(Qur'an: 90, 7-9)

All praise belongs to Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, and His forgiveness. Whosoever Allah guides is a truly guided one and whosoever Allah leaves astray no one can show him guidance.

Oh Allah..Oh Allah..forgive me when I whine
I have two eyes to see the world
And the world is mine!

Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?

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