Nurses from Eastern Michigan University Visit the IHW
" The Gravity of Love, the Most Powerful Force in the Universe!
Today a group of nurses from Eastern Michigan University visited Islamic House of Wisdom. They will graduate this December after 4 years of hard work and studies.
All except one were Christian yet they wanted to hear some words of wisdom from an Islamic perspective.
I was happy to spend almost two hours of conversation, also giving them a tour around the mosque.
I told them that both mosques and hospitals provide service to the same human beings. One deals with physical and the other with spiritual diseases. More people go to the hospitals than mosques, because when their body hurts, they feel the pain but if their spirit hurts, they may not feel any pain, even worse- Sometimes they enjoy it!!
One thing we both share is our common love for our patients! We can't hate or refuse to help someone who is suffering! If we believe that all humanity is one family, then we should treat every patient like a family member.
I told the nurses that love and service are two central purposes of our creation and life. There is no way to see any beauty in this world if we have no love in our heart. The people who carry hate in their hearts towards other human beings, they are carrying an internal hell whose flames would burn them before burning others.
I explained how important it is to include their faith in their duties and services so they never get tired of what they do and never think what they are doing is enough. So instead of looking at the measure of your deeds, look at the measure of your love for your Lord and see how that is bigger than your actions.
I talked about sensitivity toward the religious and cultural characteristics of their patients and showing respect for a Muslim lady who likes to observe her hijab or prayer in the hospital.
We continued this conversation to the point that those who claim Islam but act with hatred have no place in a religion whose God's name is Mercy and its messenger was a mercy for mankind.
Isis, Al-Qaeda and other terrorists are there not to help Islam but to destroy Islam.
The nurses were deeply impressed with visiting Islamic House of Wisdom and expressed their pleasure with their words of kindness and courtesy.
An English translation of the holy Quran was given to our guests as IHW gift. "