Friday, February 27, 2009

The need of an islamic revolution in the hospital

This is the kind of gown that patients are expected to wear in the operating theater --> usually its plain white

This is the current gown that we are donning at operating theaters in Malaysia - " government hospital" -- prior to scrubbing in or worn by those who are not involved in the surgery i.e. surgeon/assistants

this is the ones that are worn by the surgeons/assistants

Muslims can wear hospital 'inter-faith gown'

The Inter-faith Gown at Royal Preston Hospital
The Inter-faith Gown at Royal Preston Hospital

Published Date: 02 September 2006
Muslim women booking into hospital for operations can now respect their religion by wearing a burka-style gown.
The 'Inter-Faith Gown' is the brainchild of Karen Jacob, the linen services manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It is the first such gown to be introduced in the country and patients at Preston and Chorley hospitals will now have the opportunity to wear it if they wish.

Ms Jacob said: "I noticed a gap in the market and thought that it would be great if there was a gown that helped to preserve a patient's modesty."

The gown provides extra comfort and cover for patients undergoing medical procedures, and whose culture or religion requires them to be more modestly clothed.

Trials of the gown have already been carried out at Royal Preston Hospital and the response has been overwhelming.

It will be available from November 1 and will be manufactured by Interweave Textiles.

There has already been considerable interest in it from other NHS Trusts.

Ms Jacob and Interweave Textiles were brought together by TrusTECH – the NHS organisation that manages innovation for the North West NHS.

Unfortunately this is not what's happening to our hospitals all over malaysia --> in regards to the government hospitals..

Instead.. we are exposing our doctors/staffs and patients - which is a sham , in terms that Muslims are majority.

In the european countries - the muslims are stilll a minority, yet they are trying to accomodate to our needs but in our own countries we are embarrassing ourselves as not to even do such simple requirement.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Social Ills

It could end up like this...

Even though started out like this

For the whole of last week, i was "stuck", at the hospital. I had 2 every other day oncalls and then continued with one pre weekend oncall. It was one busy week indeed. During my 3rd call, my medical officer had received a call regarding one rape case. Usually, only medical officers would handle these kind of cases. However, i thought it might be interesting to see one and off i went to tag along with my MO. Dont get me wrong, i did not just tag along because of it being interesting only..Since i am also in the verge of being an MO someday, thus this kind of experience is crucial for my training.

The victim was escorted by a policewoman, not in clad uniforms, probably because not to raise any suspicion towards the throngs of people at the hospital. I had initially dismissed the policewoman as i thought she was the sister of the v ictim, much to my embarrassment.

During the history taking and examination - the individuals involved consist of the attending doctor, the policewoman and also a medical assistant.

From the history taking - the doctor is supposed to elicit histories suggestive of cocercian and violence and subsequently this information would help in the physical examination.

during the examination, the doctor will then take the DNA sample and culture from the genitalia. However, it's not like the full blown examination like the one seen in the television. It's less dramatic, to say the least.

After taking the full history, examination and investigation, the doctor will proceed with documenting what their have found out , 2 copies to be filled out - one for ourselves and the other for the police, as the info is crucial to us. This would usually end up in court and the doctor attending would have to give testimony in regards to the case.

Sadly to say, there are numerous of rape cases that i have heard of..all within a short time span. This indicates that the numbers of these cases are indeed at an alarming rate. These are the ones thta have been reported. Imagine the ones that does not go reported and let off like that.

We have to be aware that the current situation that have befallen us is indeed grave and not to be shrugged off. There are many cases that i feel could have been prevented easily. In the two recent cases that I was told by my medical officers, it happened among the ones that they know. And the ones that I have come across at Paediatric wards - were also like that. Many a times it happens when the couple goes out together - alone and sadly the circumstances happened even thoughh the parents knew that their daughter was going out with the boy.

As a medical personnel , i would like to advice parents as to be more careful in regards to the social aspect of the daughters. Do not allow your daughter to go out with a guy alone, even though he may be a close relative.

As a muslim, i would like to remind that Allah knows best. What He forbids, and what He allows are the ones best for us. Even though it may seem hard for us, but Allah loves us, and He would only gives the best for us. Thus, if the person is not your mahram, please do not be alone with that person.

This is an important thing to be pointed out , because as i have worked a longer time, i seem to notice that the gender mixing is very prevalent indeed and it is as if not to be bothered..
But..What is Halal and Haram is already fore told..

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs, California, 1969, sharing a joint

The peace symbol was developed in the UK as a logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and was embraced by U.S. anti-war protestors in the 1960s

I had come across a documentary regarding "hippies" in which i found to be a rather interesting topic to be observed upon..The hippie culture was popular in the 1960's - 1970's, in which there was a revolution of the generation. Why i considered this interesting because it reflects a revolution in which all the forbidden things that Allah has imposed us, were in fact bended to the point that their mantra at the time were ' drugs/sex twisted in a political agenda' to some extent.

This reflects that we humans are indeed fragile and in need of a rule that would tie us to a path that is straight..

In the early days of the hippie moveemnt, the drugs were still legal and they were still experimenting with it..LSD - a hallucinogenic , were at an uproar at the time..marijuana/heroin - were considered a norm ..

I just want to highlight that without any guidance, we can easily be led astray..
In this world, we need a divine truth, we need to seek out the right path, as there are many roads that we can choose..

Pray to Allah..Follow the guide that He has foretaken us..He has sent the beloved RAsulullah as to show us the righteous way..

The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world. The word hippie derives from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. These people inherited the countercultural values of the Beat Generation, created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs such as cannabis and LSD to explore alternative states of consciousness.

In January 1967, the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States, and the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast. In Mexico, the jipitecas formed La Onda Chicana and gathered at Avándaro, while in New Zealand, nomadic housetruckers practiced alternative lifestyles and promoted sustainable energy at Nambassa. In the United Kingdom, mobile "peace convoys" of New age travellers made summer pilgrimages to free music festivals at Stonehenge. In Australia hippies gathered at Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival and the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally or MardiGrass. In Chile, "Festival Piedra Roja" was held in 1970 (following Woodstock's success), and was the major hippie event in that country.

Hippie fashions and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the 1960s, many aspects of hippie culture have been assimilated by mainstream society. The religious and cultural diversity espoused by the hippies has gained widespread acceptance, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have reached a wide audience. The hippie legacy can be observed in contemporary culture in myriad forms — from health food, to music festivals, to contemporary sexual mores, and even to the cyberspace revolution.

Early hippies (1960–1966)

Escapin' through the lily fields
I came across an empty space
It trembled and exploded
Left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on
That's when it all began
There was cowboy Neal
At the wheel
Of a bus to never-ever land

- Grateful Dead, lyrics from "That's It for the Other One"[25]

During the early 1960s novelist Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters lived communally in California. Members included Beat Generation hero Neal Cassady, Ken Babbs, Carolyn Adams (aka Mountain Girl), Wavy Gravy, Paul Krassner, Stewart Brand, Del Close, Paul Foster, George Walker, Sandy Lehmann-Haupt and others. Their early escapades were documented in Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. With Cassady at the wheel of a school bus named Furthur, the Merry Pranksters traveled across the United States to celebrate the publication of Kesey's novel Sometimes a Great Notion and to visit the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. The Merry Pranksters were known for using marijuana, amphetamines, and LSD, and during their journey they "turned on" many people to these drugs. The Merry Pranksters filmed and audiotaped their bus trips, creating an immersive multimedia experience that would later be presented to the public in the form of festivals and concerts. Grateful Dead wrote a song about the Merry Pranksters' bus trips called "That's It For The Other One".[26]

During this period Cambridge, Massachusetts, Greenwich Village in New York City, and Berkeley, California, anchored the American folk music circuit. Berkeley's two coffee houses, the Cabale Creamery and the Jabberwock, sponsored performances by folk music artists in a beat setting.[27] In April 1963, Chandler A. Laughlin III, co-founder of the Cabale Creamery,[28] established a kind of tribal, family identity among approximately fifty people who attended a traditional, all-night Native American peyote ceremony in a rural setting. This ceremony combined a psychedelic experience with traditional Native American spiritual values; these people went on to sponsor a unique genre of musical expression and performance at the Red Dog Saloon in the isolated, old-time mining town of Virginia City, Nevada.[29]

In the summer of 1965, Laughlin recruited much of the original talent that led to a unique amalgam of traditional folk music and the developing psychedelic rock scene.[29] He and his cohorts created what became known as "The Red Dog Experience", featuring previously unknown musical acts — Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Charlatans, The Grateful Dead and others — who played in the completely refurbished, intimate setting of Virginia City's Red Dog Saloon. There was no clear delineation between "performers" and "audience" in "The Red Dog Experience", during which music, psychedelic experimentation, a unique sense of personal style and Bill Ham's first primitive light shows combined to create a new sense of community.[30] Laughlin and George Hunter of the Charlatans were true "proto-hippies", with their long hair, boots and outrageous clothing of nineteenth-century American (and Native American) heritage.[29] LSD manufacturer Owsley Stanley lived in Berkeley during 1965 and provided much of the LSD that became a seminal part of the "Red Dog Experience", the early evolution of psychedelic rock and budding hippie culture. At the Red Dog Saloon, The Charlatans were the first psychedelic rock band to play live (albeit unintentionally) loaded on LSD.[31]

When they returned to San Francisco, Red Dog participants Luria Castell, Ellen Harman and Alton Kelley created a collective called "The Family Dog."[29] Modeled on their Red Dog experiences, on October 16, 1965, the Family Dog hosted "A Tribute to Dr. Strange" at Longshoreman's Hall.[32] Attended by approximately 1,000 of the Bay Area's original "hippies", this was San Francisco's first psychedelic rock performance, costumed dance and light show, featuring Jefferson Airplane, The Great Society and The Marbles. Two other events followed before year's end, one at California Hall and one at the Matrix.[29] After the first three Family Dog events, a much larger psychedelic event occurred at San Francisco's Longshoreman's Hall. Called "The Trips Festival", it took place on January 21–January 23, 1966, and was organized by Stewart Brand, Ken Kesey, Owsley Stanley and others. Ten thousand people attended this sold-out event, with a thousand more turned away each night.[33] On Saturday January 22, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company came on stage, and 6,000 people arrived to imbibe punch spiked with LSD and to witness one of the first fully developed light shows of the era.[34]

It is nothing new. We have a private revolution going on. A revolution of individuality and diversity that can only be private. Upon becoming a group movement, such a revolution ends up with imitators rather than participants...It is essentially a striving for realization of one's relationship to life and other people...
Bob Stubbs, "Unicorn Philosophy"[35]

By February 1966, the Family Dog became Family Dog Productions under organizer Chet Helms, promoting happenings at the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium in initial cooperation with Bill Graham. The Avalon Ballroom, the Fillmore Auditorium and other venues provided settings where participants could partake of the full psychedelic music experience. Bill Ham, who had pioneered the original Red Dog light shows, perfected his art of liquid light projection, which combined light shows and film projection and became synonymous with the San Francisco ballroom experience.[29][36] The sense of style and costume that began at the Red Dog Saloon flourished when San Francisco's Fox Theater went out of business and hippies bought up its costume stock, reveling in the freedom to dress up for weekly musical performances at their favorite ballrooms. As San Francisco Chronicle music columnist Ralph J. Gleason put it, "They danced all night long, orgiastic, spontaneous and completely free form."[29]

Some of the earliest San Francisco hippies were former students at San Francisco State College[37] who became intrigued by the developing psychedelic hippie music scene.[29] These students joined the bands they loved, living communally in the large, inexpensive Victorian apartments in the Haight-Ashbury.[38] Young Americans around the country began moving to San Francisco, and by June 1966, around 15,000 hippies had moved into the Haight.[39] The Charlatans, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and the Grateful Dead all moved to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood during this period. Activity centered around the Diggers, a guerrilla street theatre group that combined spontaneous street theatre, anarchistic action, and art happenings in their agenda to create a "free city". By late 1966, the Diggers opened free stores which simply gave away their stock, provided free food, distributed free drugs, gave away money, organized free music concerts, and performed works of political art.[40]

On October 6, 1966, the state of California declared LSD a controlled substance, which made the drug illegal.[41] In response to the criminalization of psychedelics, San Francisco hippies staged a gathering in the Golden Gate Park panhandle, called the Love Pageant Rally,[41] attracting an estimated 700–800 people.[42] As explained by Allan Cohen, co-founder of the San Francisco Oracle, the purpose of the rally was twofold: to draw attention to the fact that LSD had just been made illegal — and to demonstrate that people who used LSD were not criminals, nor were they mentally ill. The Grateful Dead played, and some sources claim that LSD was consumed at the rally. According to Cohen, those who took LSD "were not guilty of using illegal substances...We were celebrating transcendental consciousness, the beauty of the universe, the beauty of being."[43]

Buka pintu jihad, Baitulmaqdis milik umat Islam dunia - Presiden PAS

Oleh: Khairul Azlam Mohamad | Foto Nasir Sudin
Sumber: HarakahDaily.Net

KUALA NERUS,13 Feb (Hrkh)- Presiden PAS, Dato' Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang mahukan pintu jihad di Palestin dibuka kepada umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Ini kerana, katanya Baitulmaqdis dan Palestin bukan hak milik orang Arab sahaja tetapi menjadi hak umat Islam di seluruh dunia.

"Buka pintu jihad kepada umat Islam kerana Palestin bukan hak orang Arab sahaja. Baitulmaqdis bukan hak orang Arab sahaja kerana Palestin dan Baitul Maqdis hak umat Islam di seluruh dunia.

"Ketahuilah, wahai kuasa-kuasa besar dunia apa yang berlaku di Gaza ialah 'kepalanya di Gaza dan ekornya di Indonesia'.

"Itu panjangnya tentera Islam. Sejumlah 1.3 bilion umat Islam di seluruh dunia. Walau pun kerajaan-kerajaannya takut tetapi rakyatnya bersemangat," tegasnya ketika berucap pada majlis Ceramah Perdana Rayuan Gaza di Padang Bola Pekan Batu Enam, dekat sini, semalam.

Katanya, peperangan di Gaza itu merupakan 'peperangan Ahzab' sebagaimana yang pernah berlaku di zaman Rasulullah s.a.w.

Menurutnya, peperangan tersebut sekaligus bagi menguji keimanan orang Islam dan kerajaan Islam di seluruh dunia.

Namun begitu, beliau berkeyakinan bahawa umat Islam akan mencapai kemenangan di Palestin serta tentera Yahudi dan Israel akan dikalahkan.

"Hari ini orang Yahudi sudah menunjukkan tanda-tanda kekalahan. Mereka (Yahudi) bergaduh sesama sendiri sangat dahsyat.

"Hari ini, hari Israel mengadakan pilihan raya, dia bergaduh sesama sendiri. Berperang antara parti-parti politik di Israel. Hari ini orang-orang Yahudi membina kubu-kubu di kampung-kampung mereka. Kubu dibina dari konkrit yang teguh dan mereka mendirikan tembok-tembok," jelasnya.

Apa yang berlaku hari ini, kata Ustaz Abdul Hadi adalah tanda-tanda kemenangan Islam dan tanda-tanda Israel akan dikalahkan dengan izin Allah SWT.

Tetamu yang hadir pada majlis tersebut jurucakap pemimpin Hamas Palestin iaitu Sami Abu Zuhri yang pernah merengkok dalam penjara Israel selama enam tahun.

Sebelum itu beliau pada sebelah siangnya, berada di Majlis Rayuan Gaza dan Tabung Kemanusiaan Harakah di Kuala Lumpur dan menerima sumbangan dana sejumlah RM500,000 daripada tabung tersebut manakala lebih RM400,000 daripada pertubuhan, NGO dan individu yang menyampaikan sendiri kepada Sami dalam majlis tersebut.

Hadir sama dalam ceramah semalam, Naib Presiden PAS, Mohamad Sabu; Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS Pusat, Dr. Syed Azman Syed Ahmad Nawawi dan Timbalan Pesuruhjaya PAS Terengganu, Dato' Abu Bakar Chik. - azm/mks. _

Saturday, February 7, 2009



What i hope is for a better future

...The only solution is through the islamic revivalism..

..The only way is to follow back the way of the Rasululah..

People nowadays have gone so far away from the teachings of Islam..

During the ward rounds..currently the specialists would always ask questions to the House officers ,including also the medical officers.

many times, they would shake their in disappointment, and let out of sigh as a sign of their despair..

In conclusion-- they have said that we are lacking even the basic information..

...we were asked regarding ectopic pregnacy..and how to do cervical excitation..
and we all blurted out many different versions of answers that as for some, had surprised the specialists..

this bizarre scenario had alerted the specialists that we in fact have not a good enough understanding and knowledge of the basic subject..

And this is how i want to relate to my opening to say that we are far away from the teachings of islam..

in reality..let us put the same situation, ..try ask any muslims..that have been born muslims and have lived as muslims for all their lives.let us ask the same basic questions regarding the deen to they know what islam stands about? do you perform the solah? the way rasulullah does? about the saum?..what is the pillars of islam?...

this consultant of mine..who always seem disappointed with us as doctors..that in her opinion, are not performing to her expectation..

but in my opinion..this consultant of mine..she is not performing as a muslim is expected to perofrm...even the basic aurah-- which is wearing the hijab is not being does not need someone to be from a graduate of a high degree university to comply and comprehend this kind of ruling..

yet..with all the nikmah Allah has given her..the intellect and the status ..even the basic rulings, she is not able to perform...and then she has the audacity to question why we are not performing our role..

i am not trying to blame's just that among people, we need to have understanding and the feeling of wanting to help one another..

this kind of feeling has been lost among the people..

which is very encouraged in islam, infact..

Thus is why we need to have islamic environment once more..whereby peace will prevail..which will uphold the literal meaning of islam..


Tuesday, February 3, 2009






another muslim produk..BROTHERHOOD ARTS


Monday, February 2, 2009


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