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Monday, 29 Jumaadal Ula 1435 H / 31 March 2014 


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Abu Marwan Abd al-Malik Ibn Zuhr

Born at Seville in 1091/c. 1094 C.E. After completing his education and specializing in medicine, he entered the service of Almoravides. Ibn Zuhr was one of the greatest physicians and clinicians of the Muslim golden era and has rather been held by some historians of science as the greatest of them. Contrary to the general practice of the Muslim scholars of that era, he confined his work to only one field medicine. This enabled him to produce works of everlasting fame.

As a physician, he made several discoveries and breakthroughs. He described correctly, for the first time, scabies, the itch mite and may thus be regarded as the first parasitologist. Likewise, he prescribed tracheotomy and direct feeding through the gullet and rectum in the cases where normal feeding was not possible. He also gave clinical descriptions of mediastinal tumours, intestinal phthisis, inflammation of the middle ear, pericarditis, etc.

His contribution was chiefly contained in the monumental works written by him; out of these, however, only three are extant. Kitab al-Taisir fi al-Mudawat wa al-Tadbir (Book of Simplification concerning Therapeutics and Diet), written at the request of Ibn Rushd (Averroes), is the most important work of Ibn Zuhr. It describes several of Ibn Zuhr's original contributions. The book gives in detail pathological conditions, followed by therapy. His Kitab al-Iqtisad fi Islah al-Anfus wa al-Ajsad (Book of the Middle Course concerning the Reformation of Souls and the Bodies) gives a summary of diseases, therapeutics and hygiene written specially for the benefit of the layman. Its initial part is a valuable discourse on psychology. Kitab al-Aghthiya (Book on Foodstuffs) describes different types of food and drugs and their effects on health.

Ibn Zuhr in his works lays stress on observation and experiment and his contribution greatly influenced the medical science for several centuries both in the East and the West. His books were translated into Latin and Hebrew and remained popular in Europe as late as the advent of the 18th century.


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The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.

* Nkandla: Where’s the shame - In the celebrated movie Tsotsi, some actors quarrel over decency to a point that one of them asks: you wanna talk about decency? Can you even spell decency? And they go on to misspell it. To great amusement, of course.

* Pistorius trial postponed to 7 April - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been postponed to 7 April, due to one of the court assessors being ill.

* 2nd suspect guilty of killing KZN farmer - A second man was convicted of killing Eston sugarcane farmer Micky Hampson in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermartitzburg on Thursday.

* US commanders fired in nuke missile scandal - The US Air Force took the extraordinary step on Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

* IMF bails out Ukraine, UN rejects Crimea annex - The IMF announced a $14-$18bn bailout for Ukraine on Thursday as the UN General Assembly refused to recognise Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula.


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The last moment....

As I watched mother breathe her last,
my heart sank to the deepest pit,
I could not believe that one moment she was here and the next gone.
A breathing, talking, live beautiful human being,
now a cherished soul peacefully resting.
The dark air filled with sorrow,
everyone shouting orders,
filling in forms,
but I was blinded to everything around me, everything just fell silent.
all I saw was my life being shattered into a tiny billion pieces.
Her hand was still warm,
maybe if i rubbed it, she would open her eyes,
and everything would return to normal,
just a bad nightmare,
but no, this was the last moment,
she was never to return.
Sometimes i sit back and think,
what would my last moment be like?
It is a thought that always plays on my mind.
Death can come uninvited and whisk you away so fast,
no one can pull you back....

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The Judge President went duck hunting in rural Limpopo Province. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence.

As the judge climbed over the fence, an elderly Afrikaans farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing...

The Judge responded, 'I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it..'

The old farmer replied, 'This is my property, and you are not coming over here.'

The indignant judge said, 'I am one of the most important judges in South Africa and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own.'

The old farmer smiled and said, 'Apparently, you don't know how we settle disputes in Limpopo Province. We settle small disagreements like this with the 'Three Kick Rule.'

The Judge asked, 'What is the 'Three Kick Rule'?'

The Farmer replied, 'Well, because the dispute occurs on my land, I get to go first. I kick you three times and then you kick me three times and so on back and forth until someone gives up.'

The Judge quickly thought about the proposed contest and decided that he could easily take the old codger. He also liked the idea, so he agreed to abide by the local custom.

The old farmer slowly climbed down from the tractor and walked up to the Judge. His first kick planted the toe of his heavy steel toed work boot into the judge's groin and dropped him to his knees!

His second kick to the midriff sent the judge's last meal gushing from his mouth. The judge was on all fours when the farmer's third kick to his rear end, sent him face-first into a fresh cow pat.

Summoning every bit of his will and remaining strength the judge very slowly managed to get to his feet. Wiping his face with the arm of his jacket, he said, 'Okay, you old man. Now it's my turn.'

The old farmer smiled and said, 'Nah, I give up. You can have the duck.'

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