Dr Mudzafar asked the class today.
"If you wish to commit suicide, which one do you prefer? Drinking acid or alkali?"
I was startled by the question.
1st, I dont know what to choose. Drinking Spartan or Clorox? Which one is better in taste? Rapid to die? (What is this.?!Astaghfirullah..)
2nd, then I realized, commit suicide is HARAM!
The doctor said again. "Ok, let me give you the question in another way."
"If somebody who wants to commit suicide need your suggestion, between acid and alkali, which one would you suggest?"
Myself said, "Sama je soalan ni"
Then I whispered, "Alkali.."
I heard people at the back answered, "Acid," and some answered the same like me.
"Why acid?" doctor asked.
Omar said, "Less harm".
It's true that acid causes less harm than alkali. The effect is only superficial because it may cause tissue coagulum. So that the injuries won't go deeper. We still can save the patient.
But for me, since that they really want to harm themselves and attempt suicide, go and drink alkali is better. You will say 'good bye' to the world in minutes. Alkali caused deep injury and perforation.
For acid, you may suffer a bit longer and they need a very costly treatment. For acid and alkali damaged, you need more 200,000 USD for long-life treatment. Why?
"For recurrent cosmetic surgery."
This question is just to wake us up.
All in all, "Any attempt to suicide is haram and we should prevent them from doing so."
I learn a very useful note today : Do not mix-up the detergens. It is dangerous esp if you didn't know the exact substance in it. It may caused reaction that produced very3x irritant mixture. (10 folds more than it's origin! : ayat sendiri ni)
Another 2 days in Forensic Medicine before the exam. I learned lots of new info that i've never known before. Something new, something different. Weapon used to kill, poison used when usually the victims are politician, secrets and techniques to do crimes without leaving the alibi.
Wouldn't it be interesting?..