Thursday, September 24, 2015

See you at the 2015 IMAN Convention!

Open to All Physicians, Medical Students & Allied Health Professionals
8th IMAN
Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines
 “Back to Basics: Islamic Awareness in
Healthcare Delivery”
An Islamic Medical Course for an ASEAN-Ready Medical Community

 November 29, 2015 (Sunday)
1300-1900 (1pm-7pm)
School for Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines-Diliman Quezon City

Topic Highlights
Family Planning in Islam
Controversies in Surgery ie Aesthetics
Halal Certification & Medical Practice
Islamic Finance: Basics and Medical Insurance Concerns
Spiritual Healing and Islamic Remedies
Smoking- Haram or Makruh?

Registration Fee: (Limited to 100 seats, we encourage early registration)
MDs P750; Students/Allied Health P500
Payments& Donations may be made through bank deposits
PNB Account: IMAN-Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines
Acct #002008306578

Send us a message @ the Facebook Page: Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines, Inc. - IMAN

Sunday, September 6, 2015

IMAN's Malaikah Health Community Clinic Opening


Assalamualaikum Dear Doctors and Friends of the IMAN Network, we are now accepting licensed muslim physicians and specialists for the Malaikah Health Clinic located at the muslim & christian community of Greenhills at 25R Road 8, Crame just a 5-min walk from Greenhills Mall Masjid. Clinic & secretary fees are currently waived for the opening promo especially for fresh board passers.

For reservations Email a brief CV to or send an FB Message.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

IMAN joins Towards Peace 2015 in Manila!

Manila—The Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IMAN) joins various Muslim organizations throughout the metro in “Towards Peace 2015: Embracing our Imaan, the Philippine Tour” last March 1, 2015 at Philippine Trade Training Center, this city. This event, the last leg of a series of Islamic lectures around the country (Cotabato, Cagayan De Oro, and Marawi), was led by internationally known lecturers Mufti Ismael Menk and Brother Wael Ibrahim as guest speakers. Just in the Manila event, more than 2,000 participants attended in what could be considered as among the biggest convention of Muslims in Manila.

The Medical team: Dr.Valdez, Dr. Mustofa, Dr. Fernandez, Dr. Basman, Dr. Maca-alin and soon-to-be Dr. Ibrahim
Mufti Ismael Menk during his lecture about "Finding Contentment and Peace in Islam"

Bro. Wael Ibrahim visiting the Medical booth for a BP check

The "Big Bros" Wael Ibrahim and Mufti Menk

More than two thousand particpants came from around the Metro Manila

Alhamdulillah through Allah's help and with the efforts of our sister Dr. Jannah Valdez, a fellow IMAN Doctor an also an active member of the New Muslim Care Philippines, a collaboration with the organizers was implemented and IMAN became the official medical partner for the said event.
During the whole event, a medical booth was provided wherein IMAN doctors and volunteers were stationed to address any necessary medical needs of the participants, and even the volunteers as well. Alhamdulillah there were only few minor cases and they were all handled accordingly.
A great number of Muslim doctors, medical students and members of the allied health also came and expressed their interest in joining the IMAN team. Membership forms and brochures were given to those who were interested.

Among the IMAN doctors who were present in the event were Dr. Saud Basman (Orthopedic Surgeon), Dr. Al-Nasser Maca-alin (Infectious Disease Consultant), Dr. Almira Zoraida Fernandez (OB Gyne), Dr. Jannah Valdez (Pediatrics), Dr. Naheeda Mustofa (Internal Medicine, Clinical Nutritionist), and Dr. Zhamir Umag (Board Secretary). There were also volunteers from the allied health fields and medical students who helped.
Medical supplies, beds and necessary emergency medicines were Alhamdulillah provided by our partners like the Department of Health (DOH) and the New Muslim Care Philippines. The Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) also provided a single unit of Ambulance which was used to transport a single patient who collapsed by the end of the event.
Alhamdulillah it was indeed a wonderful experience and also great opportunity for IMAN to serve the participants and the volunteers who needed medical attention. Alhamdulillah and in sha Allah, may Allah accept this deed, Allahumma ameen.

Photos herein are from: Dr. Nash Maca-alin, Dr. Almira Macao-Fernandez, Dr. Naheeda Mustofa adn Vincent Madz Ibrahim


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Peace for All

MANILA- Several advocates of peace from government bodies, NGOs, institutions including artists gathered at the University of the Philippines - Balay Kalinaw for a Peace Forum last February 16 2015 in what was considered as a call towards All-Out Peace in Mindanao due to the social unrest and rising discrimination against faiths particulary Muslims brought about by the Mamasapano incident.

Anak Mindanao (AMIN) Representative Cong. Sitti Djalia Hataman, wife of ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman, called for the meeting with the intention of bringing together minds and individuals with the common goal of achieving lasting peace and a forward approach not only on the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. She has emphasized that a "healing process" is feasible through the participation of many professionals including physicians who believe in the passing of the law. Cong. Bai Sandra Sema and husband Musle
min Sema have both actively mobilized its constituents through the Bike for Peace in Cotabato together with AFP, MNLF and MILF groups.

The Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines (IMAN) was represented by Board Secretary Dr. Zhamir Umag who has requested the groups to come up with activities on Peace not necessarily disruptive to usual routines, sensitive to cultural and  religious backgrounds, and to focus on educating the masses on the Bangsamoro history. He said that "the call for justice must not only be clamored for the 44 SAF officials but also for all the Moros lost in the gruesome clash which now affects not only the Bangsamoro Basic Law but the source of livelihood and the lives of children as well".

The delegates from various peace-oriented organizations sharing their ideas.

Rep. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman addressing the whole body, thanking them for all the contributions for the success of this "kwentuhan"

Dr. Zhamir Umag currently works as a consultant in monitoring good governance among local chief executives addressing maternal health and the health system as a whole not only in Mindanao but as far as in areas such as CARAGA.

Aradelria Belleng of Nur Factory and AMIN likewise suggested famous hashtags such as #peacebewithyou in social media including Facebook while UP Medical Student Ahmad Hajiri, who is also the President of the UP Association of Medical Students has come up with the number 67 ad in social media to emphasize the need to consider the lost lives of the civilians including a 5-year old girl and counterparts in peace, the MILF who has remained true to their commitment to peace despite the turmoil brought by the January 25 incident. Mohagher Iqbal, Chief Peace Negotiator of MILF continues to gain the confidence of the majority in his call for peace and investigation on the clash and US troops' involvement in the incident.

An All-Out Peace is the only solution to more than decades of unrest in Mindanao which will eventually benefit not only the Moros but the entire Filipino race as well.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

IMAN Commemorates 7th Founding Anniversary with Lecture Series and Medical Student Partnerships

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim

By Ahmad ibn Hajiri

MANILA -As part of its 7th Founding Anniversary, the Islamic Medical Association of the Philippines Inc. (IMAN) successfully conducted an event that marked its continuing growth in becoming the leading health organization composed of Muslim Medical Doctors. The founding anniversary and gathering of old and new members was held last November 18, 2014 at Aloha Hotel in Roxas Boulevard, Manila City.

Among those who attended are renowned Muslim Doctors in their fields like Ophthalmologist DOH ARMM Secretary Dr. Kadil Sinolinding Jr who has inspired many members to return and serve Mindanao; IMAN Awardee as Pioneer and Founding President Dr. Abdel Jeffri Abdulla from the UP College of Medicine, Dr. Basil Jajurie of Basilan, Dr. Maaliddin Biruar of National Kidney & Transplant Institute, Colo-rectal Surgeon Dr. Al-Radjid Jamiri from UP-PGH, and other Muslim doctors from around the country. Also present as guests were Congresswoman Bai Sandra Sema, Congresswoman Djalia Hataman, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Commissioner Yasmin Busran-Lao, IMAN’s very own website host and founder Mr. Moslemen “Jun” Macarambon, Jr. Aspiring soon-to-be Doctors (Medical Students) from various Medical schools in the country are also present in the event and DOH Hijabi and Health Advocate Ms Anna Leah Dipatuan. IMAN also awarded Risale-i-Nur's Nur Factory for donating inspirational books dedicated to patients and physicians themselves through Mr. Olgay Serbetcioglu.

To top off the already remarkable gathering of Muslim doctors in one place, a series of Scientific Lectures were also prepared by selected physicians during the meeting. The speakers talked about myriads of new ideas both in the medical field and on Dawah. Indeed the audiences were enthralled to witness the short lectures by fascinating lecturers like Dr. Naheeda D. Mustofa,the first muslim Internist-Clinical Nutrition Specialist Fellow in St. Luke’s Medical Center; Dr. Al-Radjid Jamiri who is an invited Lecturer in Japan after several minimally invasive surgical trainings, Pediatrician Dr. Wendy "Jannah" Valdez who talked about Dawah in Medical Practice; and Dr. Maaliddin Biruar who shared expertise in Chronic Kidney Disease and Philhealth Issues. On the side of Infectious Disease, Dr. Abdul Nasser Maca-alin who is linked with San Lazaro Hospital distributed fliers on the Mers-COV and Ebola virus updates.

Dr. Jannah Valdez, a revert and advocate of New Muslim Care which caters to new reverts in the faith, also supports many sisters through their Hijabi Soul Designs online business
Front row L-R Dr. Al-Jazzer Angas (Surgery Resident, Makati Medical Center- nominee); Dr Basil Jajurie, Dr. Abdel Jeffri Abdulla; (rear) Dr Nelson Laja (Medical Oncology-UP PGH) 
and Dr Muktader Kalbi (Neurologist)

The new 2015 IMAN Officers and BODs elected into office were as follows-

President-Dr. Al-Radjid Jamiri; Vice President-Dr. Naheeda Mustofa; Secretary-Dr Zhamir Umag; Treasurer-Dr. Almira Zoraida Fernandez; Other Board Members-Dr. Khasmin Ismael;Dr. Saud Alfaizal Basman;Dr. Maaliddin Biruar;Dr. Abdul Nasser Maca-alin and Dr. Basil Jajurie.

The IMAN has recently held 2 succeeding BOD meetings and will be forming each Committee to involve each Member including medical students. 

Dr. Khasmin Ismael, who is known for her outreach activities since medical school together with Dr. Guiaria Camarudin, Dr. Nadhira Mangondato and many others all took the effort of flying to and fro Manila and Mindanao just to make sure the event successfully takes place. Both of them have been Incorporators since 2007 together with Dr Zhamir Umag who became a Medical Officer and Doctor to the Barrio physician alongside other NGO activities.

The 8-hour event that lasted until the evening of that day was finally concluded with a grand Interactive Dinner banquet and the election of the new sets of IMAN Officers and Board of Directors. Of course, the mandatory photo-ops came in afterwards with the happy faces of all the Muslim Doctors and soon-to-be doctors snapped in a memorial photograph for a wonderful future that lies ahead, in shaa Allah.

Students from Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU)
Medical students from St. Lukes, Cebu Institute of Medicine, UPCM, De la Salle

IMAN would like to thank all the Organizing Committee Members, Volunteers and Partners in making the 7th IMAN Fouding Anniversary a success! Alhamdulillah! Jazakallahu khairan katheer!

To those who wish to be part of the growing family of IMAN, feel free to email us at!

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