Where worlds meet

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:809
  1. Aziz Sheikh, NHS/PPP national primary care postdoctoral fellow
  1. St George's Hospital Medical School, London

    On concluding the midday prayer, the imam turned to the congregation, which must have numbered over 100 people, and told them that he had, that morning, been informed that their friend and fellow worshipper was making good progress in hospital. Being a visitor to the area, I had no idea to whom he was referring and paid little attention to the progress report that followed. The imam's parting advice did, however, catch my notice: “There is, therefore, no need for you all to visit him today, and please pass this message on to your family and friends. Also, …

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