Medicine, as it stands today, did not develop overnight. It is the culmination of efforts of millions of people, some we know and others we do not. The flame of civilization, including medicine, started thousands of years ago. The flame has been handed over from one generation to another, and from one country to the other. Depending on who took the sacred responsibility of hosting it, sometimes it got brighter and sometimes it got dimmer. However, it never died away, because if it did, it would have been too hard to start all over again.
019.001 YUSUFALI: Kaf. Ha. Ya. 'Ain. Sad. PICKTHAL: Kaf. Ha. Ya. A'in. Sad. SHAKIR: Kaf Ha Ya Ain Suad.
019.002 YUSUFALI: (This is) a recital of the Mercy of thy Lord to His servant Zakariya. PICKTHAL: A mention of the mercy of thy Lord unto His servant Zachariah. SHAKIR: A mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zakariya.
019.003 YUSUFALI: Behold! he cried to his Lord in secret, PICKTHAL: When he cried unto his Lord a cry in secret, SHAKIR: When he called upon his Lord in a low voice,
019.004 YUSUFALI: Praying: "O my Lord! infirm indeed are my bones, and the hair of my head doth glisten...