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.