Friday, January 13, 2012

Theory and Practice

A brother tells of his experience:
In my days working as a doctor in training these days, I have learned an important lesson. I have learned firsthand that theory is something and by Allah, practice and reality at the patient’s bed is something else. There is a different sense of urgency, a different perception of reality, a different feeling of ability and a different feeling of preparedness to work to help the Ummah. I think a person in his intern/house officer years learns nearly 10 times more than he does in theory years. There is no one to humble a doctor more, then a patient and his disease.
Yours truly is not a physician but in other field of life these things, when properly extrapolated, are absolutely true. Brother has extrapolated these things to the field of Islamic Dawah and there too it is so true.