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The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital, Karak, Jordan, 09/11/2014 اليوم العلمي الأول لمستشفى الكرك الحكومي

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Scientific Day's Committees and Topics Yesterday, I had the honor of being a participant in the first scientific day of the Karak Governmental hospital. I was not only a member of the organizing committee, but also, a speaker in one paper, and co-author in two others.

The event was under the patronage of the minister of Health, Dr. Ali Hiasat. However, he could not come and sent the Head of the Directorate of Health of Karak Governorate, Dr. Haitham Al-Mohesen. The event was organized with the help of the Jordanian Hematology Society headed by Prof. Abdullah Abbadi. The president of Mutah University, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and Prof. Zouhair Ammarin, the dean of the faculty of Medicine at Mutah University attended the inauguration ceremony.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

This was the first time ever for the Karak Governmental hospital to organize a scientific day. I was lucky enough that this coincided with my being an intern in this hospital. Five of my fellow interns and I were given the chance to present three researches of ours. I certainly thank Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawaiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day. I also thank Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Schedule of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

The schedule

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day.

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day: Certainly, he will be remembered for having organized the first scientific day in the history of Karak Governmental hospital!

 Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan الأستاذ الدكتور عبدالله العبادي ومحاضرة رائعة عن واقع الخلايا الجذعية في الأردن

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan

Talks of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014Talks of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

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My role in the organizing committee was to design and prepare the abstract book of the scientific day. Yes, it took me a lot of time. However, I learnt many new techniques in Microsoft Word, and gained a considerable experience on how to organize a schedule and deal with a lot of abstracts. The organizing company of the event, “Around the World Company for Conferences”, actually added the very beautiful upper and lower margins for each page. Also, they designed a cover pages of the abstract book. I was really impressed by this company, not only because of the previous, but also by the overall professional organization of the scientific day. Thank you!

I wrote my name at the end page of the book and I put an ad to my facebook page Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan). The company did not remove it. However, they used a new design for the cover page.

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan).

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan).

My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

This is the abstract of the paper that I presented:

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Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Jameel Hijazeen, MD*1; Fadi Farah, MD*1; Hossam Abed, MD*1; Noor Samarrai2; Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD3.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

2 Fifth-year medical student, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

3 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted

Background: Countries around the world, especially low- to middle-income ones, face a shortage of psychiatrists. Psychiatry has always been an unfavorable specialty for many medical students. Several studies have confirmed that psychiatry training and exposure is associated with the development or increase of positive attitudes toward psychiatry

Objective: To investigate if the fifth-year psychiatry clerkship is associated with an improvement of the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry.

Methods: A total of 200 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-year medical students participated in our study. Of the sample, 102 (51.0%) were females, and 98 (49.0%) were males. Our study questionnaire included the Attitudes toward Psychiatry-30 items (ATP-30) scale. This is a commonly used and validated scale for assessing the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry.

Results: Analysis showed that there is a positive and statistically significant increase in the ATP-30 mean score of students after finishing the psychiatry clerkship (t= -2.277, p=0.024). This statistical significance in the increase of positive attitudes was found among male students (t=-3.070, 0.003) but not among female students (t=-0.121, p=0.904).

Conclusions: Like many researches from countries around the world, our results showed that having finished the psychiatry rotation was associated with the development of positive attitudes toward psychiatry. Our research identified some of the negative attitudes and misconceptions that students have about psychiatry. By identifying and addressing them in the future, we hope that this will translate into more positive attitudes of our students toward psychiatry. Indirectly, we hope that this will translate to more students choosing psychiatry as a specialty.

Keywords: psychiatry, attitudes, medical students.

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Certificate of a Lecturer - Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen - Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين - محاضر

Certificate of a Lecturer – Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen – Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين – محاضر

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

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The other two papers that my friends presented, and in which I am a co-author:

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Social Phobia among Students at two Jordanian Universities

Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD1; Jameel Hijazeen, MD*2; HossamAbed, MD*2; Fadi Farah, MD*2; Hibatullah Abu El Haija3; Hanan Omari, Ph.D.4; Ayman Mansour, Ph.D.5.

1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

2 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

3 Sixth-year medical student, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

4 Educational Consultant, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Amman, Jordan.
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Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.

Speaker

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

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Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications in Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental Hospitals

Oday Al-Ma’aitah, MD*1; Imad Farjou, MD, Ph.D.2; Jameel Hijazeen, MD*1; Mahmoud Abuznaid, MD†3; Ahmed Abo.sharak, MD*1; Khaled AlShar’ ,MD*4.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

2 The study supervisor, Prof. of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

2 GP, Al-Hannan Private Hospital, Amman, Jordan.

3 Intern, Prince Rashed Bin Al-Hasan Military Hospital, the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Irbid, Jordan.

* Medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.

Intern at Al-Bashir Governmental Hospital at the time this study was conducted.

Systemic hypertension is a major public health problem worldwide. It is a leading factor for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, renal disease, and retinopathy. This study aimed to explore hypertension complications among hospitalized hypertensive patients. Also, it aimed to identify the treatment of hypertension employed by these patients and compare the incidence of complications among different treatment groups. Our study was a cross-sectional study that we conducted at Al-Karak and Al-Bashir Governmental Teaching Hospitals in the period from October 2011 till March 2013. Our sample consisted of 162 patients; 96 males (59%) and 66 females (40.7%). Age of patients ranged from 40-100 years (mean of 65± 12.0 years).

The percentages of patients on mono-, double-, triple-, and quadruple-therapy were 44.4%, 34.6%, 17.3%, and 3.7% respectively. Diuretics were the most commonly used drugs in 107 patients (35%), followed by ACEI/ARBS (86 patients, 28.2%), BBs (80 patients, 26.2%), and CCBs (32, 10.5%). More males than females were on mono- and double-therapy (84.4% v.s.71.2%). Of the patients on monotherapy (72 patients, 44.4%), the most common drug used is a loop diuretic (27 patients, 37.5%) followed by ACEIs/ARBs (22 patients, 30.6%).

The prevalence of complications in patients on monotherapy was higher in patients with loop diuretics )26 patients, 38.2%) than patients on ACEIs/ARBs (19 patients, 27.0%) or BB (19 patients, 27.0%). The most common double therapy combination was a ACEI/ARB and BB (28.6%), followed by Loop & BB (26.8%). The most common triple therapy combination was a loop diuretic, ACE, and BB (28.6%). The most common complication in patients on monotherapy was Angina/ACS (29 patients, 42.6%), followed by CV/TIA (20 patients, 29.4%). The most common complications in patients on double therapy was Angina/ACS (20 patients, 36.4%), followed by decompensated HF (18 patients, 32.7%). The most common complication in patients on triple therapy was decompensated HF (10 patients, 37.0%) followed by CVA\TIA (8 patients, 29.5%).

It is concluded that the prevalence of hypertensive complications decreases as the number of antihypertensive drugs taken increases although the type of complication is not significantly changed.

Keywords: Hypertension complications, uncontrolled blood pressure, treatment

This is a YouTube video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results:

Video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results

Video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwUhyfPpRf8

 

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

Abstract - Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications among Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental HospitalsAbstract - Social Phobia among Students at Two Jordanian UniversitiesAbstract - Did finishing the pyschiatry clerkship increase the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Pscyhiatry

With this participation, this would be my fourth experience as a speaker in a conference/scientific day:

1) one time at The Ninth Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

2) Two times at Sixth Scientific Day of the Faculty of Medicine in Mu’tah University (09.04.2012).

How long will it before I achieve my 1,000 expereince? Possible? Who knows!

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Finally, these are some great photo from the scientific day, taken elegantly by Dr. Talal Alqaisi:

طالب الزعبي، كلية الطب، سنة خامسةعريف الحفل - الدكتور ابراهيم الضمورالدكتور رضوان المجالي (2)الدكتور رضوان المجاليالدكتور زكريا النوايسة والدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور زكريا النوايسةالدكتور طارق مازن جوازنةالدكتور عبد الوهاب الطراونة مدير مستشفى السلامالدكتور منير عاشور (2)الدكتور منير عاشورالدكتور هاني الحمايدة والدكتور هيثم المحيسن (2)الدكتور هاني الحمايدة يستلم درع من مندوب معالي وزير الصحة الدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور هاني الحمايدةالمنظمينتكريم الدكتور زكريا النوايسةتكريم الدكتور عبد المجيد الضمور كأقدم دكتور في مستشفى الكرك الحكوميتكريم الدكتور مروان العكشة،تكريم رئيس جامعة مؤتة الدكتور رضا الخوالدةجانب من الحضور (2)جانب من الحضور (4)جانب من الحضور (5)جانب من الحضور (6)جانب من الحضور (7)جانب من الحضور (8)جانب من الحضور (9)جانب من الحضورخلال استراحة القهوةكلمة الدكتور زكريا النوايسة (2)كلمة الدكتور زكريا النوايسةمدير صحة محافظة الكرك الدكتور هيثم المحيسنالدكتور أحمد أبو نواسالدكتور إعوض الطراونة والدكتور بشارة بقاعين والدكتور أحمد أبو نواسالدكتور حسن الهواري

The Ninth Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

A banner hanged on one of the doors of the basic faculty building: Under the patronage of his Excellency the president of the university of Mu'tah\\ Inauguration of the ninth scientific conference of the faculty of medicine\\ Mu'tah University, 10-11/4/2013.

A banner hanged on one of the doors of the basic faculty building: Under the patronage of his Excellency the president of the university of Mu’tah\\ Inauguration of the ninth scientific conference of the faculty of medicine\\ Mu’tah University, 10-11/4/2013.

Today and yesterday, April 10-11th, 2013, the 9th scientific conference of our faculty took place. In it, for the second year in a row, I was a speaker. On behalf of some dear friends of mine, I presented a paper entitled:

A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among patients hospitalized for complicated hypertension at two Jordanian Hospitals.

First slide in our presentation - A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among patients hospitalized for complicated hypertension at two Jordanian Hospitals.

First slide in our presentation

My friends with whom I worked on this project were: Oday Zayid Al-Ma’aitah, Mahmoud Yaseen Abuznaid, Ahmed Nader Abo.sharak, and Khaled Ali AlShar’. Thank you all.

We were supervised by Prof. Imad Farjou, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mu’tah University.

Prof. Imad Farjou, our great supervisor and the conference organizer. The paper on the desk in front of him is the abstract of our research :).

Prof. Imad Farjou, our great supervisor and the conference organizer. The paper on the desk in front of him is the abstract of our research :).

It was a very nice experience. So, I thank Prof. Imad very much for having dedicated some of his precious time to introduce me and my friends into the “beautiful world” of research.

Our research (top left) as present in the schedule of the 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University 2013.

Our research (top left) as present in the schedule of the 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University 2013.

Conference bag and the certificate of being a speaker - The 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

Conference bag and the certificate of being a speaker – The 9th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013.

Here is a piece of news in Arabic about the conference from the Jordanian newspaper Alghad:

 

انطلاق أعمال المؤتمر العلمي الدولي التاسع لكلية الطب في مؤتة

هشال العضايلة

الكرك – انطلقت في جامعة مؤتة أمس، اعمال المؤتمر العلمي الدولي التاسع لكلية الطب بالجامعة، بمشاركة باحثين من مختلف المؤسسات الطبية والاكاديمية الاردنية.
واشار رئيس الجامعة الدكتور رضا الخوالدة خلال افتتاحه المؤتمر الذي تنظمه الكلية بالتعاون مع القطاع الطبي الخاص والخدمات الطبية الملكية ووزارة الصحة وكليات الطب في الجامعات الاردنية، أن ما حققته كلية الطب في مؤتة خلال فترة قياسية جعل منها اسما لامعا بين بقية شقيقاتها من كليات الطب في الجامعات الاردنية التي سبقتها. ولفت  الى ان المؤتمر العلمي الذي يتناول جملة من القضايا الطبية من مختلف التخصصات كالجراحة العامة والخاصة والنسائية والتوليد والامراض الباطنية والجلدية والعلوم الطبية الاساسية وامراض الاطفال والعيون وجراحتها، دليل على نهج قويم ينهجه ارباب الاختصاص من العلماء الذين سخّروا كل ما لديهم خدمة لمسيرة مباركة وطموحة جعلت من المستحيل ممكنا ومن الحلم واقعا ملموسا.
وبين عميد كلية الطب الدكتور بسام نشيوات ان الكلية تعمل بجد من خلال التعاون مع العديد من الجهات الطبية في القطاع الخاص ووزارة الصحة والخدمات الطبية الملكية والجامعات الاردنية بهدف الارتقاء بالتعليم الطبي في الكلية، مشيرا الى تخريج ما يزيد على 600 طبيب وطبية يمارسون المهنة في وزارة الصحة والخدمات الطبية الملكية والقطاع الخاص.
ويناقش المشاركون في المؤتمر على مدى يومين اوراق عمل حول الجراحة العامة والخاصة وجراحة الكبد والبنكرياس والقنوات المرارية وجراحة التجميل والجراحة العامة والتخدير، والامراض النسائية وتنظيم الرحم، والطب الباطني والامراض الجلدية والعلوم الطبية المساندة.

المصدر: موقع جريدة الغد الأردنية، إضغط هنا.

My photos while presenting the results:

Link to the PowerPoint presentation: http://www.slideserve.com/fearthwlove/a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-prevalence-of-cardiovascular.

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My video while presenting the above results (in the PowerPoint file above) today at the conference:

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How do you qualify to be an author in a Medical Research? ما هي المعايير التي تؤهلك لكل تصبح مؤلف في بحث علمي

In Mu’tah faculty of Medicine, and Jordan University faculty of Medicine, there is no formal teaching or training to allow Medical students to conduct research by themselves. Almost certainly, this runs also on the remaining two faculties of Medicine in Jordan (At Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Hashemite University). I haven’t read or heard about the situation there so I can’t confirm this conclusion.

Back to Mu’tah and Jordan Universities, preparing a research, not to mention publishing one, is not part of the degree requirements to become a medical doctor. Therefore, students do research as an extracurricular activity.

During the past two years, I had the luck of dealing with many students doing research. One important thing that struck me is that many students have a misconception of how much contribution is enough to make someone eligible to be a co-author. During a study that I took part in, I asked some friends of mine to help me with distributing questionnaires and collecting them from university students. A comment that I always seemed to hear, “Well, I have collected 100+ questionnaires for you so far, why do not you make me a co-author with you in this study?”. Many think that if they simply help in data gathering, doing a literature review, data entry, data analysis, etc., then they can be eligible for authorship. But what could I have told them? From now on, I will be citing the following which happened with a colleague of mine.

My colleague submitted a paper to the Saudi Medical Journal (SMJ). As part of the reviewing process, SMJ sent him the following regarding who should qualify to be an author. The following would be a very good explanation to anyone who is new to the world of research:

“Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Acquisition of funding, collection of data or general supervision of the research group, alone does not justify authorship.”

To sum it up, to be eligible for authorship doesn’t only require you to finish one task; be it a literature review, study design, data collection, data entry, data analysis, or manuscript writing. On the contrary, becoming a co-author means a combination of all of the above. Or at least, most of which.

Finally, as I sometimes say when I finish my talk about research: Happy researching!

English Village in Mu’tah University Started on Sunday

I met 2 Amreican volunteers till now. The man, named Adam, is a unique person. He is the kind of of teacher you will remeber till the end of your life.

I was surprised to know that there were Iraqi Kurdish students studying in Mu’tah university. Four are part of the English village.

Today, Chris is gonnna give us his first lecture. Will he be as shy as he is in public buses? Will he be as confident and funny as Adam is? Will he be as courageous as Rachel was in front of the angry doctor who wanted to get us out of the classroom? Will he control the lesson strongly as both Adam and Rachel did?

A guy told me that Rachel is married to a Tarawneh man. Really? If so, I wonder what personality doles this person have that he was able to make an American women, of different culture and different standard, to fill in love with him?!

Who is to be blamed more on poverty, governments or individuals? My opinion was that it depends on what country that individual lives in. If he is a hardworking person but lives in a country where there are no jobs, and if there are jobs, they generate low salaries, then the blame is not his but on his country. Don’t you think that my opinion is correct?

Mu’tah University Graduation- Facultly of Medicine and Nursing

At 11 o’clock, Prince Muna Al Hussien patronaged the graduation ceremony of the 3rd batch Medical students in Mu’tah University. Nursing students did participate in the graduation as well.

The 3rd batch of Medical students consisted of more than 60 students. The ceremony took place in the faculty of Sport Science. It was attened by a large number of people.

I liked the moment when the medical students read the Medical Oath.

The ceremony took less than 40 minutes. Amazing! How beautiful is short, precise, and compressed events!

Prince Muna had a white hair. She came 5 minutes before 11 o’clock. It is opposite to all events I eveer attended! They always start late by at least 5 or 10 minutes! I like it!

No lecture were given today. I feared that a lecture will be given at 11 o’clock. I expected that because doctors of the Faculty of Medicine never miss a lecture. The doctor didn’t! Yahoooo!

Should I come to university this week? I don’t want to expect on Wednesday because we have a lecture in the faculty of Medicine. I am happy to have extra days of holiday despite the fact that this is not officially announced by the university. We, students, can deduce it from the fact that the next 3 days will witness graduation ceremonies of different faculties.

Is it Hallal to greet Christians in their feasts? *****

The day after tomorrow is my mid-endocrine exam… When will I finish it?

In the Christmas of 2008, I discovered a un-nice trait of some of my Muslim colleagues. I was shocked to find out that some think that it is “Haram” to greet Christians in their feasts. Is it true? This is why I, and my Christian colleagues, were ignored by some students.

Where did they bring such a point of view? Does Islam teach not to greet Christians in their feasts? Or, as I expect, is it the type of interpretation of Islamic teachings that a Muslim would follow? Should all Muslims greet or not greet Christians in their feasts? Finally and most importantly, I want to know the point of view of modern Muslim teachers especially Amro Khalid. Will Amro Khalid ever wish a Christian a ‘happy Easter’ or a ‘Merry Christmas’? In order to find out, I will see what google will say!

On the other hand, but what does my Catholic Christianity teach? Should a Catholic greet non-Christians or even non-Catholics in their feasts? What if I found that my religion teaches me the same insensitive, inhuman, and inconsiderate behavior? Should I follow it? I pray not!

Personally, this experience taught me how terrible a person feels because of his presumably ‘free choice’ in choosing religion! What is the point in letting the person has a ‘free choice’ in choosing his religion, then letting them pay the price of their choice when it is not as I like?

Today is 23 of May. When the summer semester begins, I want to research this subject. I am eager to know the true teachings of both religions about this subject.