Friday, December 26, 2008

bob the builder


house is still in renovation.
with those intolerated sounds,
so noisy!


Wassalam.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

good news for future dr!!!

THE STAR [18th DECEMBER 2008]
Day off after 24-hour duty for trainee doctors

KUALA TERENGGANU: Trainee doctors will now get a day off after carrying out their 24-hour on-call duty.

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the directive will take effect immediately.

He said it applies only to housemen on active call and at the hospital the entire time.

“We will not let these trainee doctors be overworked. We will look into their welfare,” he told reporters yesterday after visiting the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital.

Liow was asked to comment on grouses from trainee doctors that they sometimes had to work almost 24 hours and then report to their superiors the next day.

Some trainee doctors complained that they had to work seven days a week without a single rest day during their two-year stint in government hospitals as housemen.

Liow said trainee doctors should also be allowed to concentrate on getting the right exposure and medical proficiency by giving them off-days.

A trainee doctor at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital, who only wanted to be known as Sally, said she was relieved to hear that the ministry would look into their welfare.

“Frankly, we are very exhausted as we have to focus on our training and also carry out clinical rounds frequently,” she said. “It is stressful.”

Sally said she and her colleagues were unable to pay attention during their stints due to fatigue and time constraints.

On another matter, Liow said about 4,000 Chikungunya cases were reported throughout the country this year.

He said the virus was first detected in Johor and spread to several states, the latest being Kedah.


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

neuroscience again?

UTUSAN MALAYSIA [16th December 2008]
PUSAT NEUROSAINS DIWUJUDKAN DI HUSM

KOTA BHARU 15 Dis. – Sebuah pusat Neurosains yang pertama di rantau ini akan diwujudkan di Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM) di sini, sejajar dengan pengiktirafannya sebagai universiti berstatus Program Pemacu Untuk Kecemerlangan (APEX).

Menteri Pengajian Tinggi, Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata, projek tersebut merupakan sebahagian daripada cadangan yang dikemukakan oleh universiti tersebut semasa membentangkan kertas kerja untuk dipertimbangkan dalam program APEX.

‘‘Selepas USM berjaya dengan status APEX, kementerian mengambil kira setiap cadangan yang dikemukakan untuk dilaksanakan termasuk pembinaan pusat Neurosains di hospitalnya di sini,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada sidang akhbar selepas merasmikan Sambutan Ulang Tahun ke-25 HUSM di sini hari ini.

Hadir sama Pengerusi Lembaga Pengarah USM, Tan Sri Dr. Ani Arope; Naib Canselor USM, Prof. Tan Sri Datuk Dzulkifli Abd Razak; Pengarah HUSM, Dr. Zaidon Kamari dan Pengarah Kampus Kesihatan, Datuk Prof. Mafauzy Mohamed.

Di USM, Jabatan Neurosains Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan ditubuhkan secara rasmi pada 17 Ogos 2000 (selepas dinaik taraf daripada unit Neurosains) dan ia terus berkembang dengan Penubuhan Makmal Pengajaran dan Penyelidikan Neurosains pada 12 Februari 2006.

Ia bagi meningkatkan lagi aktiviti penyelidikan yang dijalankan melibatkan kajian fisiologi memori dan ingatan, kanser otak, kecederaan otak, perubatan neuro regenerasi, psikologi, biokimia strok, epilepsi, pemakanan dan apoptosis.

P/S: Now, I'm proud to be part of USM [even though i felt so frustrated during the beginning of my student life here (since i had been rejected from entering University of Malaya which is located very near to my house)].
"Once a USMnian, always a USMnian!"
"Once an APEXian, always an APEXian!"
to ainaa & dilla, i guess this would be a good news to you guys again cause of the word there, NEUROSCIENCE!


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Saturday, December 13, 2008

ghurabaa'

a very nice song/poem. i tried to upload the video, but failed. maybe will post it next time [guess when i'm at home]. but yet, i still wanna share the lyrics. may you guys enjoy the meaning of this Ghurabaa'.


GHURABAA'

Ghurabaa’ wa li ghairillaahi laa nahnil jibaa
Ghurabaa’ do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah

Ghurabaa' war tadhainaa haa shi’aaran lil hayaa
Ghurabaa’ have chosen this to be the motto of life

Inta sal ‘anna fa inna laa nubaali bit-tughaat
If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants

Nahnu jundullaahi dawman darbunaa darbul-ubaa
We are the regular soldiers of Allah, our path is a reserved path

Lan nubaali bil quyuud, bal sanamdhii lil khulood
We never care about the chains, rather we’ll continue forever

Lan nubaali bil quyuud, bal sanamdhii lil khulood
We never care about the chains, rather we’ll continue forever

Fal nujaahid wa nunaadhil wa nuqaatil min jadeed
So let us make Jihad, and battle, and fight from the start

Ghurabaa’ hakazhal ahraaru fii dunya-al ‘abeed
Ghurabaa’ this is how they are free in the enslaved world

Fal nujaahid wa nunaadhil wa nuqaatil min jadeed
So let us make Jihad, and battle, and fight from the start

Ghurabaa’ hakazhal ahraaru fii dunya-al ‘abeed
Ghurabaa’ this is how they are free in the enslaved world

Kam tazhaakkarnaa zamaanan yawma kunna su’adaa`
How many times when we remembered a time when we were happy

Bi kitaabillaahi natloohu sabaahan wa masaa`
In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening

Kam tazhaakkarnaa zamaanan yawma kunna su’adaa`
How many times when we remembered a time when we were happy

Bi kitaabillaahi natloohu sabaahan wa masaa`
In the book of Allah, we recite in the morning and the evening


u can read more on ghurabaa'. i have to admit that there is a very nice explanation about this interesting topic. no lies~!!!


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Monday, December 8, 2008

twilight

yesterday, went to Sunway Pyramid for Twilight! got row E for seats since the rest of the seats in the centre had been booked.. sigh~ too bad!!! but the movie was awesome!!! no lies~!!!

video


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

sendiri by saujana


video


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

wanna be a neurosurgeon?

THE NEW STRAITS TIMES [4th December 08]
MALAYSIA's 62 NEUROSURGEONS DO DOUBLE DUTY

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's 62 neurosurgeons are "working themselves to death" to save lives.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said this was because they were doing the work of double the number of neurosurgeons needed by the country. He added the country needed 150 neurosurgeons, or at least one to 200,000 people.

Currently, slightly more than half of the 62 neurosurgeons are in the private sector while the rest are in public service, including at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Speaking at the 13th Asean Congress of Neurological surgeons and 8th Asean Neurosurgical nursing congress, Dr Latiff said the number of neurosurgeons was insufficient based on the 26 million population.
"The ministry is willing to offer the best in terms of financial and professional support to enhance human resource development in the neurosurgical field."

Some 500 medical professionals from Asean countries, Spain and the Middle East are participating in the four-day congress themed "Sub-specialisation and Modernisation of Asean Neurosurgery: Achieving Excellence in Patient Care", held in collaboration with the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Education Course.

World Federation of Neurosurgical Society president Professor Dr Jacques Brotchi said the number of young neurosurgeons had increased in all Asean countries due to more established local training, improved quality and supply of advanced equipment, which had contributed to the development of neurosurgery.

"The congress is definitely a place for all participants to interact and learn new things in the field of neurosurgery."Also present at the event was Asean Neurosurgical Societies president Datuk Dr T. Selvapragasam.

P/S:
to Ainaa & Dilla,
both of u may go and join him since our country is lacking of neurosurgeons despite of the increment in neuro cases. haha~


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Monday, December 1, 2008

5 doctors and mental woes???

THE STAR [30/11/2008]

KUALA LUMPUR: Every month, at least five doctors are found to be suffering from mental illnesses, director-general of health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said.
He said these doctors were either psychotic or neurotic but still managed to get into medical schools because these schools were not screening students meticulously enough.

“When the doctors complete their two-year housemanship and their applications are submitted for registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), they fail to get registered.


“Their supervisors do not certify them as fit to be registered because of indiscipline and poor attitude arising from mental health problems.

“The mental cases range from psychotic to neurotic. Psychotic cases include delusions and hallucinations, and neurotic behaviour includes anxiety, fear and anger due to the competitive environment,” said Dr Ismail.

These medical graduates, totalling about 60 cases a year, are unable to cope with their housemanship as they may have been pressured by their parents to take up medicine.
Dr Ismail said it was disheartening to note this emerging trend due to an inefficient selection process, adding that the mental cases were referred to the Medical Review Panel (MRP).

Since many of these graduates have spent a lot of money on their medical education, the MRP may extend their housemanship and at the same time send them for psychiatric treatment.
“In the event they are assigned to work, they will be thoroughly supervised and counselled by experts and given light duties until their mental condition improves.

“I am not so sure whether we can identify those with attitude problems during an interview unless such problems are obvious,” Dr Ismail said at a forum on Training Future Doctors: Have we got it right?”

About 2,000 medical doctors are registered annually from 21 local medical schools and 400 recognised schools overseas.

Different medical schools around the world have different selection criteria for their students, Dr Ismail said.

However, he said that the ministry was also planning some form of examination to check their attitude, knowledge and experience after they complete their final examination.
Most of the mentally ill students, he said, could have undergone pressure and depression while studying and faced difficulty in coping in a hospital environment.

The other weakness was a lack of proficiency in the English language.
Higher Education director-general Prof Datuk Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi said the ministry was currently reviewing universities’ curricula to ensure high standards in medical education and training for doctors.

“Uppermost on our minds will be the safety and well-being of patients,” he said.


How shock is that? Are they suffering from this illnesses because they were forced to take Medicine? Or is there any other predisposing factors? Think and learn.


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Friday, November 28, 2008

netballerz: back to conquer the court!!!

this post is quite a late one, but it's ok :P

my first netball match

we had netball match for the muslimat and futsal match for the muslimin.. owh ya, before that, all these matches were part of the Program Ihya' Masjid (11-18 Nov 2008).

future medical doctors... Amin~

referee geram!!! [hanis hanis...]

netballerz

we [netballerz] won 2nd & 3rd places. happy :) i mean, really happy :D


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Thursday, November 27, 2008

takhallus

i was listening to "Iman - The Articles of Faith" by Talib Al-Habib.. a lovely song, i must say! :P actually, this wasn't my first time listening to the song.. i even have searched about the lyric and the artist before.. but now, i just wanna share a bit on the artist who some what amazed me..

Talib al-Habib was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Manchester, before moving to South Africa with his family for a ten year stay. It was here that he met his spiritual guide and began traversing the path of traditional Islam - the methodology of uniting the practical, intellectual and experiential facets of religion - under his instruction. He later returned to the UK in early 2002.

His distinctive style of inshad arises from a ten year childhood association with the Manchester Boy’s Choir, where he received vocal and technical training.

He began composing spiritual poetry and songs at the age of sixteen, and has continued to do so ever since. In early 2004, he was encouraged to compile a collection of English-language spiritual songs, which has culminated in ‘Songs of Innocence,’ an intensely personal journey into the experiential dimensions of Islam. He is also an author of three books of Islamic spirituality and ethics.

Talib has been a student of the sacred sciences for several years, which he pursues both through the traditional method of sitting with a shaykh, as well as through more contemporary approaches. He hopes to one day continue his studies at the classical centres of learning. Talib al-Habib is a takhallus (pen-name) meaning, ‘seeker of the beloved.’ Currently, he lives in the West Midlands, where he practises as a Medical Doctor specialising in Psychiatry. He is married with two young daughters.


the one in green. that's what i meant by amazed me. WOW!!! So amazing, right??? I never heard any medical doctor here in Msia have such enthusiasm in nasheed.. i don't even think i can be one.. hehe~


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Monday, November 24, 2008

discrimination?

this is a real story. a real story that had happen to somewhere on the earth. when i come to think about it, i perceive it as a discrimination. u might perceive it differently, maybe different from mine.
one day, 2 friends go to the nearby Islamic Centre at their place in order to settle something.

friend A tu pakai 'tudung labuh' with baju kurung.
friend B hanya pakai 'tudung biasa' with long t-shirt and long pants of course.

after they had settle the work, dieorang pun bersalaman dengan Ustazah tu.
friend B yang bersalaman dulu. then only friend A. bila friend A bersalaman, Ustazah tu peluk and cium pipi [alah.. macam yang selalu kita buat tu]. bila friend B tengok, mestilah dia rasa kecil hati kan? yelaa.. bayangkan.. dengan dia, Ustazah ni tak peluk and cium pun... hina sangat ke diri dia sampai tak diberi layanan kemesraan yang sama? adakah sebab dia pakai pakaian camtu? apa? salah ke kalo pakai baju camtu? friend B ni rasa marah dan geram.. yelaa.. kecik hati sket.. apa boleh buat? perasaan manusia..

apa yang nak diceritakan kat sini, ialah.. from my point of view, this is what people called as DISCRIMINATION. keadaan macam inilah yang menyebabkan masih ramai muslimat yang tak bertudung masih tak mau pakai. yelaa.. dieorang tau itu suruhan Dia.. tapi bagi dieorang yang telah didiscriminate, dieorang akan cakap, even though i do not wear tudung, i act better than those yang pakai..

erm.. sometimes, i can see this kind of situation here in my institution.. it's not about the issue of tudung ke tak. what i want to say here is the issue of discrimination especially in religious matter. kenapa masih wujud lagi?

aku teringat akan satu sabda Rasulullah yang bermaksud,
"Tidaklah sempurna iman salah seorang di antara kalian sehingga dia menyintai saudaranya sebagaimana dia menyintai dirinya sendiri." [i think somewhat related]


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

good luck?

entering a new block, which is Psychological Medicine. kinda relax ones with lots of "SELF STUDY" time, but the terms are somewhat hard to be described and took a lot of time to memorize them. so, no wonder why this block has a lot of relax time. haha~

so, in conjunction with this block, i would like to emphasize a topic on "Wishing Good Luck: Is it against Islamic Way?". for more information please read
here.

so, what do you think? my opinion is: it is ok to wish good luck. It's just how ur mind perceives about it. And there's absolutely no wrong with it.


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Friday, November 14, 2008

sis & sis


happy birthday to both of you, sis!!!
Anis (14th Nov) & Aida (10th Nov)

love you guys!!!
Insya Allah, will always love both of you!!!

May you have a good life ahead!!! [and blessed by Allah SWT.. Amin~~]
And not to forget, may we remain our relationship as "good" sis always!!!


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Thursday, November 13, 2008

congrats, aim & sufya

Congratulations, Aim & Sufya!!!

to all friends [3rd batch of MARESMAL] >>> please feel free to visit
Wedding Invitation :: Aimran and Sufya
jom pegi makan nasi minyak!!!


Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Woon Kai Foo


Happy birthday, Kai Foo!!!

Kai Foo is the one infront with the red sling bag.

May all ur wishes come true.. [i know that u must be wishing for a "cing cing" girlfriend, best academics achievement, and etc etc]

We [PBL 13 members] had a suprise celebration for Kai Foo's birthday.. u see.. Nanad said that we have to have a meeting tonite at 10pm. We have to, she said. i almost spoil it by saying why don't we made it earlier.. then, yasmin and su yin gave me some kind of "labial language [lips language]".. lucky me coz i understood..

during the so called meeting, only Kai Foo brought a pen and a book, while for most of us, we only brought our stomach.. haha~ to make a simple story simpler, we managed to suprise him.. Yay~!!!

Kai Foo then messaged us,
Hey my fellow pbl mate. thank you 4 the celebration. it was a real suprise to me. happy n warm. thanks for coming far n spending time 4 just my birthday. to b ketua of u all is such a wonderful experience. hopefully it was not a terrible experience 4 u all. gd9... B-)

what a message?? a long easy way to express the feeling.. haha~

later, i messaged him,
Of coz it is a terrible experience for us to have a very curious ketua like u.. But we are happy for that way coz u initiate us to study more.. Hopefully, ur wishes come true.. Hope u r happy with the new trial of the worst make up ever after.. Haha~ Happy birthday, Kai Foo!

owh yeah.. before i forgot, about the make up thingy. it was Hazwan who did it.. birthday cake on Kai Foo's young and energetic face.. very cruel Hazwan, and pity Kai Foo.. but what to do? it's the best traditional way of celebrating birthday.. owh yes, talking about traditional things, Kai Foo picked up the blown out candles by using his mouth.. owh no!!!! So disgusting!!!! [by the way, it was yasmin's command.. so need to be obeyed!!].. haha~


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Sunday, October 26, 2008

hey bro

to: azim, the super genius engineer of the house,
Happy 24th Birthday!!
May Allah SWT blesses u..
Semoga cepat naik pangkat lagi, and blanja ktorg banyak-banyak!!! (",)
P/S: jangan belanja pape selagi aina x balik rumah..


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Saturday, October 25, 2008

the last open house for Eid 08

here are some "snap shots" on my very last open house [Prof. Hans & Dr. Che Maraina] for this time Eid Mubarak on 25th October 2008.

zuha, aku, zahra, prof. hans, dr. che maraina, aiman, mimi [big thanks to aiman sebab ajak kami 4 orang pegi makan free kat rumah dr!!!]

2 rombongan ke rumah prof. hans & dr. che maraina [makanan memang banyak macam nak jamu satu kampung.. haha~]

macam tak de tempat lain je nak duduk berposing.. atas pantai yang berpasir gak nak pegi.. tapi tak kisahlaa memana pun, asalkan gambar kami cantik (^_^)

gateaway to pantai nipah [best!! pantainya cantik + boleh mandi-manda plak tu.. rugi je x bawak baju spare.. kalo tak, dah lama terjah pantai.. huhu~]

all of us di wakaf prof. hans

beraya sakan ke bergaya sakan ni? haihz~ memang tak boleh lekang dek kamera laa budak2 ni..

aku bersama sebahagian member2 study group; mimi, zuha, aiman [ada gaya oversea tak? haha~ saje beraksi atas rumput mcm bdk2 oversea slalu buat..]

aku, mimi, aiman n zahra

bersama mini cooper biru prof. hans


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

study group & MMA-LIONS Club

yesterday [24th October 08], went to SMK Chabang Empat in Tumpat, Kelantan for World Lions Service Day, Health Camp.. it was organized by Lions Club of Kota Bharu, who had a collaboration with MMA [Malaysian Medical Association]. met a lot, i mean a real lots doctors and people there. very nice. they talked to us during the breakfast.. orang-orangnya besar hati dan memang tak sombong langsung.. Dr. Ezanee & isteri [both are the owners of Perdana Specialist KB], people from Lions Club [some of them are doctors]... memang ramah-tamah belaka..
part of participants of small group discussion on Menstrual Cycle + the organizer + Medical Students of USM
the only 3rd year med stud [our study group; worked as a unit to serve the whole]
alamak.. dah jadi macam detektif conan plak.. huhu~

zuha, mai, mimi & aiman

zuha, aku, mimi & aiman

all 5 of us


From: Stand Together by In-Team

And in team we stand
And in team we can
We can make it through the day
We can help each other one another
And in team we should stay
Let us take the guidance from Allah
And Rasulullah
We can face the world
We can make it through the night


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Friday, October 24, 2008

pabila mata hati...

bila kita marahkan seseorang, kita seringkali memikirkan keburukan dirinya sehingga menutupi segala kebaikan yang pernah dilakukannya. betapa jahil dan kejamnya kita sesama manusia. aku pernah mendengar ungkapan [lebih kurang macam ni la bunyinya], jika seseorang membuatkan kita marah, segera berfikir akan segala kebaikan yang pernah dilakukannya, dan jika kita membuat amal kebaikan, sentiasa fikirkan segala kesilapan yang pernah kita lakukan. aku pernah mendengar ungkapan, sabar itu tiada batasannya. cuma kita sebagai manusia yang seringkali memiliki tahap kesabaran yang minimal, yang selalu meletakkan batasan tersebut. aku mengetahui tetapi tidak mengamalkannya. betapa jahilnya aku. [Astaghfirullahalazim]

aku sudah melakukan kesilapan. aku harap kesilapan yang sama tidak akan berulang di masa hadapan. walaupun kelihatan sukar [memandangkan aku hanyalah seorang insan biasa], namun aku harus cuba. cuba sedaya upaya. cuba semampu mungkin. aku mampu [Insya Allah].

P/S: Minta maaf kepada pihak yang terlibat. Kesilapan ini berlaku pabila kemarahan menguasai mata hati dan menumpulkan ketajaman pemikiran.

Wassalam.


Love,

`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

cabaran & halangan


Jika kita meletakkan sesuatu perkara itu sebagai cabaran, dan bukannya halangan, kita akan berusaha kuat untuk mengatasinya - Ayah


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

case report

passed up my case report on intracranial arterio-venous malformation patient. it took me for almost 2 weeks to finish. went through some reading via the books & net, some images of CT scan & MRI. and i felt very beneficial. lucky me, for not just copy and paste the info. what Ayah had said is much true. He said that, "Whatever you are doing, do it right, and do it hard, as hard as you could". Went through the obstacles. And now, need to prepare on my upcoming exam. daa~

Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Medical Student Who Is Striving Hardly for M.D. [May Allah SWT blesses]

Friday, October 17, 2008

song & story [3]

UNIC: Zinnirah

Hadirmu bersama kuntum senyuman
Walau dirimu hamba tawanan
Kau jadi impian firdausi
Kau jadi pingitan hiasan duniawi
Walau tak pernah melihatmu
Zinnirah

Matamu jadi taruhan
Gantian lara nilaian iman
Ayuh bersama kita susuri
Perjalanan derita ini
Terlindung sudah indahnya maya
Mata hatimu tetap menyala

C/O :
Oh Zinnirah
Kau umpama bintang di malam hari
Menerangi alam dan ditemani cahaya purnama
Selaut kasih kau hamparkan untuk Ilahi
Tiada sempadan dan tiada bertepi

Oh Zinnirah
Kau umpama bintang di malam hari
Menerangi alam maya dan diteman purnama
Cinta murni yang kau dambakan untuk Ilahi
Tiada sempadan dan tiada bertepi

Oh Zinnirah
Kau serikandi sunyi bersendiri
Di medan ngeri dan bersuara sepenuh berani
Kasih suci yang kau hulurkan untuk Ilahi
Menagih korban kasih abadi

Hadirmu bersama senyuman
Walau diri hamba tawanan
Kau jadi pedoman
Zinnirah kau gadis pilihan
Hiasan dunia
Penyeri di firdausi


Mata Kasarnya Buta Tapi Mata Hatinya Celik

Kesabaran seseorang muslim dalam mempertahankan aqidah Islam ketika menghadapi suasana penindasan yang hebat merupakan contoh kesabaran yang agung. Pegangan aqidah yang bertunjangkan tauhid kepada Allah menjadi harta yang tiada ternila bagi setiap muslim. Ia adalah cahaya yang menyinari hidup insan dan penyelamat dalam mengharungi sengsara kacau-bilau pada hari pembalasan. Perkembangan dakwah Rasulullah S.A.W pada peringkat awal banyak dibantu oleh kesabaran kaum Musliman dan muslimat dalam memepertahankan pegangan aqidah mereka. Sikap inilah yang membuahkan hasil yang amat berharga dalam sejarah perkembangan Islam hinggalah ke hari ini. Islam masih kekal dan terus mekar dalam jiwa setiap umat Islam.

Kisah seorang muslimat sejati bernama Zinnirah adalah antara contoh terunggul pengorbanan seorang muslimah demi mempertahankan aqidah yang telah meresap ke dalam lubuk hatinya. Beliau dipilih oleh Allah untuk menerima ujian yang cukup getir. beliau menerima hidayah Allah pada peringkat awal dakwah Rasulullah S.A.W iaitu semasa baginda S.A.W berdakwah secara sembunyi-sembunyi di kalangan rakan karib baginda. dalam sejarah Islam, golongan yang pertama memeluk Islam inilah yang banyak menerima ujian daripada Allah

Zinnirah adalah seorang wanita berketurunan bangsa Rom. beliau telah ditawan dan dijual di sebuah pasar di Mekah. Akihirnya beliau telah dibeli oleh Umar Al-Khattab untuk dijadikan hamba. Dari segi fizikalnya, Zinnirah kelihatan seorang yang lemah, tetapi dari segi spiritualnya beliau mempunyai jiwa yang cukup kental dan tabah.

Rasulullah S.A.W memulakan dakwahnya secara sembunyi-sembunyi di kalangan orang-orang tertentu termasuk golongan bawahan. Antara yang menerima cahya keimanan ini ialah Zinnirah. beliau telah menerima dengan sepenuh hati. Pada peringkat awak keislamannya, Zinnirah melakukan suruhan-suruhan islam secara sembunyi-sembunyi, takut diketahui tuannya, Umar Al-Khattab. Beliau bersolat, berzikir, membaca Al-Quran, berdoa kepada Allah dengan penuh syahdu dan keinsafan. Semuanya dilakukan secara berhati-hati.

Penderitaan ke atas Zinnirah ini bermula setelah tuannya Umar Al-Khattab mengetahui keislamannya. Umar telah dapat menghidu perubahan yang berlaku ke atas diri hambanya itu. Seetlah diselidiki, nyatalah bahawa hambanyameniggalkan agama nenek moyang dan menerima ajaran tauhid yang dibawa Nabi Muhammad S.A.W.

Umar Al-Khattab cukup terkenal dengan sikap memusuhi Rasulullah dan agama Islam sebelum keislamannya. Beliau selalu mencerca Muhammad S.A.w. Beliau mencabar sahabat-sahabat yang telah memeluk Islam dengan sikap berani dan tegasnya itu. Beliau sanggup menanam anaknya perempuannya hidup-hidup kerana malu dipandang masyarakat. Dengan sifat keberanian inilah yang telah mendorong Rasulullah S.A.W berdoa agar salah seorang daripada dua Umar di Mekah supaya memeluk Islam.

Zinnirah menjadi mangsa awal di atas sikap kebencian Umar Al-Khattab terhadap Islam dan kaum Muslimin. Apalagi, teruklah Umar menyeksa dan mendera Zinnirah dengan harapan Zinnirah akan kembali kepada agama asalnya dan meninggalkan Islam. Pelbagai seksaan dikenakan terhadap Zinnirah. Pukulan, hentakan, sepak terajang, dijemur di tengah-tengah panas terik adalh rutin kehidupan biasa Zinnirah. Semuanya dihadapi dengan tenang dan sabar, di samping hati dan jiwanya bergantung penuh kepada pertolongan Allah S.W.T.

Kemuncak penderaan terhadap Zinnirah ialah apabila matanya dicucuk dengan besi panas. Beliau kehilangan kedua-dua matanya dan terpaksa mengharungi hidup dengan penuh kegelapan. Matanya buta, tetapi hati dan jiwanya penuh dengan cahaya keimanan. Iman menjadi penyuluh hidupnya dalam kesengsaraan azab dari tuannya.

"Ini untukmu Ya Allah. Aku mengharungi kesengsaraan ini untuk mendapat kesenangan di akhirat kelak. Perjuangan ini sememangnya berat, selalu menderita dan sengsara kerana aku sedar untuk mendapat syurga. aku terpaksa menagih ujian berat, sedangkan neraka itu dipagari oleh pelbagai kesenangan." Inilah rintihan hati Zinnirah kepada Allah S.W.T ketika bermunajat kepada Allah di setiap malam sebagai penawar jiwa di atas segala kesusahan yang dia hadapi. Jiwanya semakin kukuh. Imannya semakin teguh.

Pengorbanan Zinnirah mendapat cercaan kaum musyrikin Mekah. Pelbagai cacian dilemparkan kepadanya. Mereka mengatakan Zinnirah buta kerana dilaknat oleh tuhan Latta dan Uzza. Mereka mencabarnya kerana Zinnirah memeprtahankan diri dengan mengatakan dirinya buta bukan kerana tuhan mereka, sebaliknya ia adalah perbuatan Umar dan Allah mengizinkan ianya berlaku.

Walaupun diuji dengan pelbagai rupa, keyakinannya kepada Allah tidak berubah. Allah memberi karamah kepadanya. Matanya yang buta itu dapat melihat kembali dengan karamah Allah S.W.T. Dia dapat menikmati semula keindahan ciptaan Allah S.W.T. hatinya dengan penuh lesyukuran kepada Allah dan imannya semakin tinggi.

Dengan taufiq hidayah Allah, Umar akhirnya memeluk Islam jua.

Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

~welcome~

Welcome to the month of Syawal. it's never to late to wish, isn't it? so, i also would like to take this oppurtunity also to welcome all the 3rd year medical studs of USM into CNS block. so big bang, rite? after the brain had being freezed for almost 2 weeks [due to Eid hols], u've got to work up, u've got to warm up. accelerate ur speed. and get the momentum to start all over again. i was like ..... [sigh~]. this is what u called as complexity of life. it is a life, anyways.

~ a step at a moment ~

~ don't be too rush, but don't be too slow. be moderate ~

so, i was looking back into the anatomy + physio about the brain & spinal cord. some revision had been done. and yet, i still feel that they are not enough. not much effort i put in, i supposed. study will never be enough. the more u study, the more u will realize that they are a lot of things more that u need to know. May Allah blesses me and my friends.

i presented a case last week. it was regarding the arterio-venous malformation. lots of reading materials that need to be read for the case report. back to study~!!

Wassalam.


Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

power of 10 cents: say bye to poverty

Every year, an estimated 9.7 million children under the age of five die from largely preventable causes. Some are directly caused by illness such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Others are caused by indirect causes including conflict and HIV/AIDS. Malnutrition, poor hygiene and lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation contribute to more than half of these deaths. Two thirds of both neonatal and young child deaths — over 6 million deaths every year — are preventable.

Since Sept 17th 1992 this day is commemorated as the “International Day for the Eradicaion of Poverty”. This coincides with the Global Peace Festival hosted by UPF .

One of UPF’s main goals happens to be to promote the Millennium Developement Goals of the United Nations, of which the first is to “eradicate extreme poverty”.

Be part of the combinations of these two great events contributing to making this world a better place, through raising awareness first!

read more via this link: Power of 10 cents

[Alhamdulillah.. managed to find a way of linking!!! inherited bro's intelligence in this kind of stuff. Yay!!!]

Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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some ideas

discovered a blog. a nice one to be read. lots of stuffs. lots of issues that broaden my perspective of thinking.

http://someideas.wordpress.com/

there was an entry written, which is very related to the latest issue at my campus, that is PERSATUAN MAHASISWA ISLAM USMKK.


here's the link:
http://someideas.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/persatuan-mahasiswa-islam-
relevankah/


it made me to think, is it relevant for us? still confuse~

[sorry for not being so good in HTML coding. that's why i didn't manage to link you guys directly]

Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Monday, September 29, 2008

hermann's grid?

This grid, known as Hermann's Grid, is an example of how contrast affects color perception. The area at the corners of the black boxes appear gray. This happens because of something called lateral inhibition. In the retina when some light-receiving cells are activated others around them shut down.

You will notice that where the white lines intersect, there is black on four sides, whereas the lines themselves are surrounded by black on only two sides. When you look at the intersections, the cells in the retina are surrounded on four sides by other cells that are also receiving light. They are therefore more inhibited than the cells focused on the lines. It is their inhibition that causes the dark spots to appear.

from The Secret Life of The Brain


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

lament

i just wanna share another video that i have downloaded from YouTube. a very nice video, i supposed. and comel too.. but the song reflects much true about life. enjoy!!!

video

Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sang Murabbi: Mencari Spirit yang Hilang

Filem Sang Murabbi... bila first time aku tengok tajuk filem ni kat blog Isman, teringin betul aku nak tengok jalan cerita ni.. nampak macam best je.. pasal dakwah Islam [i'm not good at this either, but that's our responsibility kan? at least, to ourselves.. or to those people you are closed with].. tapi kat mana aku nak cari agaknya filem terbitan Indonesia negara jiranku ini? bukan sesuatu perkara yang mudah untuk dilakukan, tetapi juga bukanlah sesuatu perkara yang impossible.. macam yang slalu aku lakukan: search di You Tube.. banyak betul yang keluar, tapi most of them are trailer je [i think, almost all of them].. sedih~ tapi x pe, at least i can watch many parts of this film [even though briefly je].. hehe~ so, i just wanna share the trailer that i have downloaded..


video

Macam mana? Best kan? (^_^)


P/S: to those yang ada cara nak watch full version of this film, tell me.. i really wanna watch this film..


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

first time...

Alhamdulillah.. Akhirnya, aku diberikan kesempatan untuk turut serta dalam Program Ziarah Pesakit.. bukan apa.. sebelum ni, pernah terdetik juga di hati aku untuk turut serta, tapi aku tak berikan nama.. dengan alasan: aku takut tak dapat laksanakannya.. Jadi, memandangkan sehari suntuk aku tak mempunyai lecture, aku grabbed the "chance".. bukan mudah sebenarnya untuk dibukakan hatiku yang keras macam batu untuk join program-program macam ni.. jadi aku sangat bersyukur, akhirnya aku diberikan kelembutan hati.. walaupun sudah 3 tahun aku berasa di sini, namun inilah kali pertama perasaan untuk join program ni terdetik di hati kecilku.. Jadi, apa itu Program Ziarah Pesakit? Bekalan kurma yang disumbangkan oleh Unit Hal Ehwal Islam Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia [HUSM] akan diedarkan kepada pesakit-pesakit dalam ward.. Setiap pesakit akan mendapat satu bekas kurma.. di sinilah peranan mahasiswa-mahasiswi diperlukan.. Mahasiswa-mahasiswi akan membantu dalam edaran buah kurma di samping menggalakkan para pesakit untuk bersolat jemaah.. kali ni, kami melawat Ward 4 [Orthopaedic Lelaki].. Alhamdulillah.. task yang diberi tidaklah sesukar yang dibayangkan.. walaupun tak dapat beramah-mesra untuk jangka waktu yang panjang, this short visit will be in my memory.. aku dan zuha sempat beramah-mesra dengan seorang adik berusia 18 tahun yang patah kaki akibat MVA [motor vehicle accident].. Kesian dia.. terpaksa menyambut Ramadhan di dalam ward. Walau bagaimanapun, aku sedar, bahawa dia tabah akan ujian Allah SWT.. Bukan sahaja dia, semua pesakit kelihatan tabah. dan mereka tak banyak mengeluh.. Aku sedar, bahawa aku yang berkaki dan bertangan tanpa dibalut seharusnya mampu untuk mengerjakan ibadah yang lebih dari mereka yang kurang berupaya..

Astaghfirullahalazim.. apa yg aku lakukan selama 18 hari Ramadhan ni? apa amalan yang telah aku tingkatkan? apa amalan yang telah aku lakukan dengan istiqamah? aku menyesal. Ramadhan kini semakin meninggalkan aku. apakah masih ada Ramadhan yang akan datang untukku? atau apakah ajal akan memanggilku dahulu? aku takut, Ya Allah. dengan amalan yang aku lakukan selama ku hidup 21 tahun ini, apakah ada tempat di sisiMu untukku?


Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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song & story [2]

NativeDeen: Small Deeds

Ever been on a drive? Inside in your ride
And your looking through the glass, see a car on the side
The engine's broken and the car is smoking
And the dude is shaking cause the heat is baking
Or this cat's (guy) gotta flat, and the spare's all whack
No jack in the back, and no clue where he's at
There ain't no real rush, but you roll right by
Not even asking the guy if he needs a supply
He might be alright, and to pass ain't a sin
But within you feel bad the state that he's in
How hard would it been, just to ask “you ok”?
That might be the deed that you need to succeed
That might be the deed that will so please Allah
That your forgiven the sinning you did when you was living
It's a small little thing, that can cling and just ring
And will bring the blessing from Allah Who's the King
We pass on the deeds cause they seem all small
But it might be the deed that's the best of them all
Mad when see all the passes I took
On these small little deeds I just overlook

[Chorous]
I just can't believe
Small little deeds that I overlook, can you see?
Little deeds that I overlook, and you read
I read about it in my holy book, it says
Small deeds never overlook

Picking up trash on the path in a flash
Taking glass from the grass, as you pass to your class
A smile goes a mile and is sure worthwhile
When a brother's hostile, and has been for awhile
Put a dollar every day in the sadaqah (charity)
It may be small but you do it for the baraka (blessing)
I know you're saving for the Polo and the Nautica
A poor student but you do it just to please Allah
Things like praying for an ailing brother, under the weather
Obeying yo your lovely mother, it's for the better
Stay and help your baby brother, put on a sweater
Even saying good to one another when you're together
Advice to another sister about a mister
Your wife always go and kiss her, tell her you miss her
At night do quiet dikhr (mentioning God), and pray the witr
Invite a guy who wants to bicker, to share a snicker
Grand plans expand in our small little hands
But we overlook demands that just seem like strands
We get jammed on exams, cause we skip the small things
Small baby deeds come, bring the blessings!
[Chorous]
I just can't believe
Small little deeds that I overlook, can you see?
Little deeds that I overlook, and you read
I read about it in my holy book, it says
Small deeds never overlook

All Virtues, Big and Small

A big hang up of our times --- sometimes found even in those involved in Islamic work --- is the focus on doing something big. We want to be associated with big projects. We want to serve the cause of Islam in a big way. Big deeds, big rewards. Big success, here and in the hereafter. Who can argue with that?

Well, though the logic appears to be bullet proof, there actually is a problem with it. It assumes that the reward for a good deed is based on its value as perceived by us. That is the problem. The reward for every good deed is based on the actual goodness in it and only Allah can judge that. That is why even after performing the greatest meritorious acts, our salaf (predecessors) used to be worried whether or not their deeds would be accepted. At the same time they approached even the smallest virtues with the enthusiasm of a desperate person who knows he needs all the help he can get. They had fully understood the message that many seemingly great deeds may not carry much weight in the hereafter because of some inherent flaw that the doer may not even be aware of. Yet it is possible for some apparently minor charitable act to save a believer from hell. For example one hadith in Bukhari and Muslim mentions the case of a woman of ill repute who once helped a thirsty dog by making extra effort to fetch water from a well. She was saved from hell for that small kindness alone.

That is the point of this hadith? It is beautifully stated in another hadith: "Never belittle any good deed." [la tahqiranna min almaroofe shaea]. We should always remember these golden words of wisdom from the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Every good deed, no matter how small, has the potential of becoming our ticket to paradise. It just depends upon the situation in which it was performed and the level of sincerity in our heart. Feeding water to a thirsty dog is not an extra-ordinary event per se, but in the particular case mentioned in the hadith it became large enough to wipe out all the sins of a very sinful person.

It certainly does not mean that we should become complacent with sins in the hope that some small kindness will wipe them out. No one who remembers this warning by the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, can do that: "Really frustrated will be the person who follows his own desires (in violation of Allah's commands) yet entertains the wishful thinking that Allah will forgive him." Rather the point is that we should never miss an opportunity to do some good by considering the act too small. We should never consider any good act beneath us.

For who knows the true value of a small kindness or small virtue? One may simply say Alhamdu-lillah (Praise be to Allah) with such an intense feeling that it alone tilts the scale in his or her favor in the hereafter. Helping a destitute person with small amount of money or just some kind words, greeting a stranger, visiting the sick, joining in the funeral, consoling someone going through difficulty, removing something harmful from the path, making a quiet prayer for someone in need of help, forgiving a person who has hurt us --- none of these will make big headlines but all of them can bring about major change in our lives.

What is true about good is also true about evil. What seems to be a minor evil may not be small in terms of its consequences both here and in the hereafter. As the Qur'an mentions:
"..... You thought it to be a light matter while it was most serious in the sight of Allah."[Al-Noor, 24:15].

Small sins, if we become comfortable with them, may lead us to bigger and bigger sins. "The difference between a major and a minor sin is like the difference between a big and a small burning piece of charcoal," says Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi. "Who would willfully pick the burning charcoal with their bare hand because it is small?"

The Qur'an does make a distinction between minor and major sins, but that distinction is meaningful only when the sin just happened, not when it was committed on purpose. A sin, any sin, is by definition an act of disobedience. It may be forgiven when it resulted from human weakness. But when performed with a "so what" attitude, it becomes defiance --- and thus a major sin.

We can begin to grasp the wisdom behind this teaching by considering what happens in real life. Our minds are fascinating machines that are always receiving and generating all kinds of ideas. It would be a rare person who never received any idea for either virtue or vice. An action idea can come from any source. Something we read or heard. A conversation with a friend or a stranger. Some quiet reflection. Something we saw on the street. Anything. While these things may just happen to us, what we do with them can make all the difference in our life. If the inspiration is for some good, normally Satan counters it by suggesting that it is too small to be of any consequence in our life. Why bother. You are not that pious anyway, he assures us. If it is for some vice and we are reluctant to do it, Satan assures us that in light of other vices already in our life, it won't make any big difference. Either way the cornerstone of this Satanic strategy is the trivialization of both vices and virtues.

But the person who listens to this Prophetic teaching will be able to counter this strategy. Small or big, a virtue is a virtue. I need it. I must cease the moment. This person will find that good deeds are connected to each other through an invisible web. Each one is a window to the world of virtue. The goodness generated in the heart by a seemingly small good deed may lead us to a much bigger good deed later. Thus through this regenerative and multiplicative process, even small acts may gradually bring a total change in one's life.

We should certainly go for the big virtues. But we should also remember that no virtue is too small.

Wassalam.

Love,
`Aainaa NR
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