Saturday, December 11, 2010
Prof HAMKA : On Haj
A rare 1977 magnetic tape ...prof hamka on haj....
[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCaKyRg4W2Q ]
i count prof hamka as one of my tok gurus.....living and dead!
my encounter with hamka was rather out of an urgent necessity.
at a relative young age of 35, just back from london , after a 3 year cardiological stint at st mary hospital at praed street and st bartholomews at little england, business district of east london, still bow-tied and arrogant, i was asked to head the medical team for a 3 month stint at madinah munawarah and makkatul mukarramah....to look after 25,000 malaysians during the haj of 1984.
the medical knowledge was still found wanting, and the ugama knowledge was almost 'zero'!
i buried myself into hamka's 'tafsir al azhar' from cover to cover, 10,000 pages of hamka!
a lovely accident and incident of time arising from a necessity.
a permanent head damage [ phd ]....
a lifelong 'seed of discontent'.....