This video reminded me of why I’m not planning on entering a medical research lab anytime soon. As much as I love learning new things and discovering miracles, I don’t love it enough to cost money that could be doing so much more someplace it’s more needed. That isn’t to say that all research is a waste of time, I just feel like sometimes satisfying vanities or curiousities can wait if it means helping people and rectifying affairs. I know the benefits of an alkalkine diet, and the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine and the medicine from the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) - I don’t need to spend time, money and energy so that a ridiculously expensive drug can be created in order to line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies. At the same time, I know incredible discoveries that have benefited mankind immensely have been made in many big budget labs. At the end of the day, it comes back to “What would Allah want you to do?”. May Allah grant us all the ability and opportunity to become as close to Him and as beloved to Him as possible.
Pleased to report that Luis Amendola, project director on ChildFund Honduras’s USAID-funded Community-Based Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Innovation project will be presenting today at the Global Newborn Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.