Sunday, December 25, 2016

2016 in Review

Assalamualaikum WR WB!
Alhamdulillah, another year has passed and as we continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in war-torn communities, let us also continue to pray for the continuous success of IMAN in the different communities where we serve. We have highlighted the top events that IMAN has participated in for 2016 and to our IMAN Members, please feel free to send us a message to include yours!

>Neurology for Non-Neurologists at PRASAT Neurological Institute, Thailand:As part of the ASEAN Program of Stroke Service Development, Qatar-based Nurse Bro. Mark Santos & Sis. Sherma Sappari has tapped IMAN as a regular delegate to the training which covers free tuition & accomodation. IMAN delegates who have participated in the Feb 1-12 Batch were Drs. Al Nasser Maca-alin, Aisha Aziza Ronsing-Guro, Sherwina Juljani, Fathima Marwa Abdulaziz and Faizar Kulani. Another 3-day Training was attended by Dr. Fauzia Jamiri last June 29-July 1, 2016. A 3rd Batch due to train in January 2017 has been reserved for 6 Physicians.

>May 2016: Tuli Mission at Islamic Studies Call and Guidance (ISCAG) Dasmarinas, Cavite with Drs. Andro and Almira Zoraida Fernandez, Dr. Saud Basman, and OLFU IMAN Medical Students led by Dr. Madz Ibrahim. Another mission was held in San Andres Bukid with Zamboanga City Physicians led by Dr Afdal Kunting

>December 2016: Qur'an Healing Art Contest for ISCAG Students: The ISCAG Clinic located at Salitran 1, Dasmarinas, Cavite is now headed by Dr. Naheeda Mustofa and is opening it's doors to IMAN Physicians who are willing to share specialty service. The clinic has recently conducted a competition for Grade 5 Students and up to raise awareness on the healing properties of the Qur'an. Judges included Ust. Robert "Ibrahim" Mata, Ust. Abdul Rahman Martin, and Ust. Camar Bato of ISCAG.

>IMAN President Meets with International Muslim Physicians in Turkey. Dr. Al-Radjid Jamiri successfully traveled to Istanbul to represent IMAN and Philippines last December 2, 2016 to meet with other physicians in establishing a unified program to assist Muslims in war and calamity.  The invitation was made possible through World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY).

>BellaBelo Diaries: Inspiring Muslim Women in the Philippines written in 2016 will be officially launched in February next year which features mostly IMAN Muslimah Physicians to share experiences on their journey towards wearing the Hijab. The proceeds of the book will be donated to muslim orphans and deserving students.

>Connect Institute and IMAN. Through Dr. Jannah Valdez, IMAN Board Secretary, IMAN is now a regular medical team member for Connect Institute's activities which highlights the arrival of Islamic Scholars with events to boost faith and spirituality peacefully and mostly conducted at the University of the Philippines.

>UP-Association of Muslim Students to tap alumni and IMAN Members for the UP Masjid. Dr. Abdel Jeffri Abdulla, Adviser for UP AMS and Founder of IMAN is considering its members as donors for the UP Masjid project which has been a long dream for the organization for the past 3-5 years. IMAN Members might receive details of the project soon which aims to benefit international and local muslim students enrolled at the University of the Philippines-Manila. This was a highlight in the recent 10th Year Anniversary of UP AMS

Friday, January 1, 2016

Successful 9th Founding Anniversary and 1st Islamic Medicine Lecture Series conducted

Nov 29 2015, UP Diliman - IMAN Philippines' 2015 Board of Directors and Members successfully held its 9th Founding Anniversary and 1st Islamic Medicine Lecture Series themed "Back to Basic: Islamic Awareness in Healthcare Delivery" at the School for Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

This year's theme was inspired by the need to revisit our iman and knowledge about Islamic rulings especially on sensitive topics encountered in everyday medical practice. Medical doctors and students all the way from Jolo, Cebu, and other parts of Mindanao attended the event. The program started with an opening prayer by Ustadz Mustofa Mardjuki, followed by a 2015 Report of the President Dr Al-Radjid Jamiri and an Inspirational Speech by UP Institute of Islamic Studies Dean Dr Julkipli Wadi.

Scientific Committee Head Dr Maaliddin Biruar, an Internist-Nephrologist at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, led the culmination of lectures together with medical student Madz Vincent Ibrahim as co-host.

Dir. Aleem Guiapal of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos delivered a lecture on the basics of Islamic Finance where doctors got to review the common terms encountered in this arena, benefits, and practical applications especially on issues on usury and other interests. An avenue has been re-opened for Amanah Islamic Bank, through its CEO Mr. Isidro Sobrecarey, to share its expertise and opportunities for Islamic finance in the country. Nur Factory President, Muhammed Mustafa Samur from Turkey, was also invited as guest lecturer on Spiritual Healing-an Islamic Approach.

Founding President, Dr Abdel Jeffri Abdulla lectured on Controversies in Surgery; East Avenue Head of Birthing Unitm Dr. Almira Zoraida Macao-Fernandez lectured on Controversies in Reproductive Health and Fertility; while Psychiatrist Dr Nahda Abutazil shared her Anger Management and Mindfulness skills where a one-minute "mind clearing" can be essential in everyday stressful situations. This technique can be combined with Islamic prayers.

The Dar Amanah Orphanage and School Foundation's Dr. Tahani Karisma Al Assal, together with two representative students had a moment to share their struggles and positive transformation during the Fellowship Dinner.

Board of Directors for 2016 were also elected on the same day and the event was successfully closed by its Over-all Chair, Dr Naheeda Mustofa. Incumbent President, Dr. Al-Radjid Jamiri was re-elected for 2016 as well as the other BODs, with Dr. Muktader Kalbi (Neurologist) and Dr. Nelson Laja (Oncologist) as the new members. Dr. Abdel Jeffri Abdulla, was likewise re-elected into the Board. Dr. Jannah Valdez has been elected as the Board Secretary while the incumbent Vice President (Dr. Mustofa) and Treasurer, Dr. Almira Zoraida Fernandez retained positions.

IMAN would like to thank its Benefactors, Dr. Saud Basman & Family as well as Halal Development Institute of the Philippines through Chef Abdulatif Sangcopan, together with its exhibitors Hoojab, Hijabi Soul Designs and Nur Factory for heping make the event a success.

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