'A malocclusion is a misalignment of teeth or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches.'
Okay so hye everyone, assalamualaikum! It has been quite a while now (not sure though if there are still people reading my blog) anyway, alhamdulillah here i am again writing mostly about issues i'm having.
And again, alhamdulillah, it has been a month since i officially become a dental student in USIM. Can't be grateful enough for this. Well, of course with great power, comes great responsibility. Well to think back a year ago, i was so scared to enter Tamhidi in USIM at first place. I don't know why meeting new people has always give me a kind of an excessive anxiety. But as time goes by, i got adapted to the environment, lovely housemates whom i've been missing so much, the overly awesome classmates, and also hand washing my clothes (thumbs up for this). So overall Tamhidi year was great, despite the struggle that we had to face. Yes, it has been hard.
So far entering degree has widen my view in many aspects (so many that i even got confuse on some things). But all in all it has been really interesting to meet new people whom i share the same ambition with. Hee suka sangat!
So back to the topic. Malocclusion. Hem no dont worry i'm not trying to make a report for my assignment. So as the first year students, we only know a little bit about malocclusion but yes most of us are giving extra interest on this. It is probably because most of us are interested in wearing braces/retainer or some sort of that. We are all so excited to actually learn about our own teeth, to know the condition of our own teeth, to repair what's not right and some even wanted to have the perfect teeth that one can have! (okay i exaggerated this a bit) Anyway what i'm trying to say is that, we are all so eager to know more about ourselves. And of course if there's any flaw that we see in ourselves we would want to quickly repair it. When we look at our teeth and the upper arch seems to protrude a bit, then we assume that oh this is no good and i can repair this, so that i can look better, i can feel better about myself. Or sometimes when we look at the mirror and see ourselves being so fat that we think we need to lose some pounds, to be healthier, to look better, to feel better. Well i believe that makes us human. We tend to have a feeling where we want to be perfect, again, to be seen as a perfect person, to feel perfect.
So what's the problem with that?
Hem however we always forgot that we have another 'thing' that we should've repair if we found an 'abnormalities' to it, another 'thing' that we should take care of with the most care (i dont know the right word for this, please excuse me). And probably the reason to our overlook on this is because we can't see that one certain 'thing'. We can feel it but we can never see it. Never.
Again, that what makes us human.
But being a human with special goals in this life (us, muslims) we must also take care of things that we cannot see. The things that actually make us more human than anyone else out there.
It's our heart, our iman.
Our heart (iman) need the most care out of all our other body parts. Why?
“There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoiled, the whole body gets spoiled – and that is the heart.”
[Bukhary, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49: Part of the Hadith Narrated by An-Nu'man bin Bashir]
Phew, so how was that? The heart meant more than our teeth or even our body, because other people can't see it, can't judge it, but only Allah is there to judge.
Like how we see dirt on our clothes we would want to clean and rinse it, that goes the same with our heart. We often sin, so we must always cleanse our heart. With zikrullah of course.
"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest."(13:28)
So what is having a perfect body (or teeth) without having a perfect heart?
Okay so lets think, lets muhasabah people.
Renew your intention.
Renew your heart.
Because we human,
Even the most basic things (shrugs).
Brush your teeth everyday, and don't forget to floss everyone.
May Allah showers us with His blessings ameen.