Sunday, October 19, 2014

OLFU Muslim Medical Students join IMAN

Quezon City - Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) Medical Students were invited to join the committees for the upcoming anniversary to be held in Aloha Hotel next month.

Board Members Dr Al-Radjid Jamiri, Dr. Zhamir Umag and Dr Naheeda Mustofa together with OLFU medical students Madz Vincent Ibrahim, Scherazade Ibno, and Shameem Jailani tackled discussions on IMAN's beginnings, reactivation, and future plans to help medical institutions receive appropriate information on Islamic practices (ie patient's burial, hijab concerns) to assist hospital policies and address needs of muslim patients at an international level.

Invited guest speakers are Cong. Bai Sandra Sema, AMIN's Cong. Djalia Hataman, NCMF Sec Yasmin Busran-Lao, Atty Edilwasif Baddiri, and DOH ARMM Sec Dr Kadil Sinolinding.

Scientific sessions will cover Surgical Cancer and Nutrition, Renal Failure and Dawah. IMAN will also recognize Atty Rasol Mitmug Jr's role as pioneer volunteer legal adviser during the early years and Mr Moslemen Macarambon Jr for his IT assistance in making this webpage existent.

The upcoming 7th IMAN Founding Anniversary is expected to be a progressive step towards mobilizing its practitioners from different fields and medical students from various universities in the hope of elevating the status and spiritual role of muslim physicians in the Philippines, the Bangsamoro, and ASEAN nations, inshaAllah.

Monday, September 29, 2014

IMAN Meets Medical Students in UP Manila

Members of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines (IMAN) met with a number of Muslim Medical students in University of the Philippines Manila last September 28, 2014. Aside from introducing the organization to the new breeds of future physicians, IMAN also officially invited the students to attend the 7th Anniversary and General Assembly of IMAN to be held in November this year. The students were encouraged to actively participate in the development of this growing network of professionals in the medical field and future physicians as well. Suggestions and inputs from the students were also heard and more plans on various activities that the organization can possibly do were also proposed. The short dinner meeting ended with a new hope of strengthening the bonds among Muslim doctors from different fields of expertise, different places of origins, and different cultural backgrounds but united with a single ideology and aspiration to better serve the ummah of this generation in sha Allah (God willing).

BOD Dr. Khasmin Ismael shared her insights about IMAN to the students

Friday, August 29, 2014


Join us in this once in a lifetime gathering and Dinner Banquet of Muslim Physician Consultants, Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students of IMAN.

MDs : P1200
Med Students: P700

(Includes Annual Membership Fee and Conference Registration)

RSVP 0917.592.9408

Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer conventions, Celebrating blessings

By Dr. Naheeda Dimacisil-Mustofa

Alhamdulillah, despite each of the members' busy schedules as physicians and specialists, summer conventions will always be a wonderful avenue for reconnecting with Muslim doctors especially in the South.

Dr Mohammed Abedin, a budding Cardiologist at Amai Pakpak Hospital in Lanao has recently expressed much willingness to serve back his community even through small educational activities such as Lay Fora on cardiovascular diseases. With due collaboration, inshaAllah,  IMAN anticipates to join forces in carrying out this Lanao activity. Dr Abedin who is also a Fellow of the Philippine College of Physicians recently completed his subspecialty training in Makati Medical Center.
Subspecialists in Mindanao and the Bangsamoro areas are still lacking, with some areas even depending on well-rounded generalists alone.

Meanwhile, one of the first Pulmonologists in Cotabato, Dr Bai Naida Sinsuat, who also heads the ICU management in Cotabato Regional Hospital is also tasked to train other internists alongside holding positions to accomodate needs in her region. Other Cotabato Internists who attended the 44th PCP Convention included Dr Nor-Aine Kansi, Dr Marcelito Caragay of Sanitarium,  and Dr Nashiba Daud.

Another worth mentioning was the recent inclusion of Zamboanga City Medical Center's representation in the Top 9 PCP-Pfizer Quiz Bee with Dr Shadrina T. Sarapuddin as Team Captain together with colleagues Dr Alex Pang, Dr Sarah Laida Isnani, Dr Christian Cesar Esplana with Coach Jerome Barrera. 

Dr Shadrina Sarapuddin was among those who selflessly attended to the evacuees of the Zamboanga incident which until now remains to be an unsolved problem. Several children have passed away already in evacuation centers and tired attendees remain to be a task for IMAN to look into.

Many others need due commendation, whether in community work like Dr Khasmin Ismael through her co-founded NGO Health Org Mindanao (HOM) and her several affiliations with international health organizations;   Medical student Dr Ahmad Hajiri who just recently conducted a surgical mission with colleagues, busy Residents- and Fellows-in-Training as well as Consultants who are determined to deliver utmost goodwill and Islamic compassion to their patients. 

InshaAllah, may Allah grant you all more IMAN in this life to carry on.
"In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. By the time! Surely man is in loss, except those who believe and do good and exhort one another to the Truth and exhort one another to Patience" Surah Al-Asr (The Time), Qur'an Chapter 103

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Assalamualaikum Bangsamoro!

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim
(In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful)

Filipinos, whether Muslims or non-Muslims, were not unaware of the known situation of unrest in Mindanao for decades. As one of those who have experienced seeing fireballs from canyons, attending to evacuees who have lived with their endless hopelessness, and shaking grounds during the Pikit war in Cotabato and Sulu, memories can never fade and sometimes even haunt the already peaceful situation you live in at present. But this experience would just be a drop of sweat to those who have fought in War with bullets on their faces and bleeding wounds ignored with the task to defend their rights, families, and God.

Tears, words, prayers may never be enough to forget the pangs of painful torment, distrust, discrimination, belittling,  misjudgements resulting from plain misunderstandings- religious or personal issues. Photos of pregnant women and children dying, husbands unarmed and innocent. But Allah is the best of all Healers and as doctors with iman, we can only hope and dream more that a brighter future awaits the Bangsamoro.

That the Bangsamoro will strengthen not only its Moros but the rest of the Filipinos as well. That its leaders will become the role models that will continue to inspire more Filipinos in unison.

Today marks another historical event for Muslims in the Philippines.

InshaAllah (God willing). Subhanallah (Glory be to God). Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah). Allahuakbar (God is the Greatest).

-Dr Naheeda Dimacisil Mustofa

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