How often to miracles such as these happen? Quite rare, right? These incidents often seem unbelievable but they are true nonetheless. Well coming to the story of this Emirati woman who made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma, also reported in The National. Doctors said she would never wake up! So, what happened and how? Omar Webair, her son, told The National on Monday that:

“I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she would wake up.” 

In 1991, Munira Abdulla was picking up her son Omar from school when she had a traffic accident. The mother, who was aged 32 at the time of the accident, hugged her son to protect him. He expressed:

“My mother was sitting with me in the back seat. When she saw the crash coming, she hugged me to protect me from the blow.”

This woman was left seriously injured, but last year regained consciousness in a German hospital. Her son stated:

“The reason I shared her story is to tell people not to lose hope on their loved ones; don’t consider them dead when they are in such a state.” 

After long years in different hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, the family was offered a grant by the Crown Prince Court, a government body in Abu Dhabi, in 2017 for Abdullah to be transferred to Germany. A year later, her son was involved in an argument in her hospital room, which seemed to prompt his mother to stir. Omar said:

“There was a misunderstanding in the hospital room and she sensed I was at risk, which caused her a shock…She was making strange sounds and I kept calling the doctors to examine her, they said everything was normal.”

Further he added:

“Then, three days later, I woke up to the sound of someone calling my name. It was her! She was calling my name, I was flying with joy; for years I have dreamt of this moment, and my name was the first word she said.”

Now she can also recite some prayers with her son. There are only a few cases of people recovering consciousness after several years and even then, recovery can be protracted. People who do regain consciousness often have severe disabilities caused by damage to their brain.

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All in all, this is a great news that acts as a model of hope for those struggling in such critical situations. Allah (SWT) does make such miracle happen and we as Muslim Ummah should always keep our hope and trust in him. May Allah (SWT) recover those in need and keep us all healthy for as long as possible. Ameen.

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Rida Ghaffar