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The story of my Tooth - Kiran Salim (QI 2015)

The signs of Allah’s mercy are scattered around us, just so that we can recognize them and be among the thankful servants. These events are not necessarily big enough to make it to the headlines but are surely big enough to change our perspectives in life.

Let me start by saying that I have dentist-phobia!! Nothing freaks me out more than a trip to the dentist. And keep the dentist at bay, I generally duck and hide from the routine checkup.. And this time I stretched it up to three years. I could sense something funny going on in my mouth but the occasional toothaches were hushed down with a grand dose of pain killers!! (Really smart, I know..!!). Result of such negligence was that recently the pain got so bad that it took over half of my face. There was no escaping and in the middle of Ramadan I finally had the long dreaded meeting with the dentist. Apparently an infection in my wisdom tooth was spreading upwards endangering an eye vein nearby (I was surprised myself but apparently it happens) and to avoid that, the tooth was supposed to be extracted out immediately.

One can only imagine my horror, and to top it all I now had to miss one of my fard (obligatory) fasts as the extraction could not be done on an empty stomach. All, a consequence of my sheer stupidity,  for letting my fear bring me to this!

The trauma was now double, the fear of extraction and losing one fast. After a series of desperate prayers I decided to get the extraction done while fasting. My phobia was haunting enough and to top it all my family insisted that this was just silly and leaving just one fast was not a big deal, after all it was an emergency!…nobody was getting my point that I would not be able to make up for the Barakah of a fard fast even if I fast for the whole year..! And truly it was this thought that kept me firm.

The  day came and the appointment was for the afternoon, fasting and with a hefty sohoor (in order to make up for the “full stomach bit”) I went there praying for ease from Allah, the doctor looked doubtful but got on with the pulling. He said the injection’s effects would wear off by 4:30-5:00 max, and then I would have to have the pain killers. The doctor himself said the pain would be excruciating due to such deep excavation (not the right word but kind of goes with it J!) Even though I requested him to write me an injection instead of the oral pain killers I was still a bit anxious, I prayed my Zuhur (noon prayer) and went off to sleep anxious about the upcoming trauma. When I woke up it was almost 5:30 and no sign of pain! I walked out of my room beaming, saw my father-in-law and said “Dad I think I can make it till iftaar without the injection!” And really the first pang of pain came at 11 at night..!!

Most people might say “so…What is the big deal..?” but really it was a big deal for me, with my threshold of pain I was expecting myself to be bawling out loud by late noon..!! To the world it was just a tooth and mere pain that luckily never came, but to me it was a whole new perspective to life. And truly, it is only our underestimation of Allah’s Power that makes us believe such things may never happen. If you trust in Him, they do happen.”

It was my baby step but made me sort of understand how it would have been for the martyrs to give up their lives. The elimination of pain is in the hand of Allah and who knows how easy Allah must have made for them their Shahada (martyrdom). They say don’t tell Allah “O Allah I have problems”, tell your problems “Dear problems I have Allah!”  I truly understood that in life we have to take the first step and ease does come!! 

 For me , the event was at a very junior level but gives me hope that the bigger the initiative, the bigger the help will be…Insha’Allah!




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