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FIMA UPDATES 60
13 JULY 2007
OPENING CEREMONY
FIMA & HYATT FOUNDATION JOINT INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION ON STD, HIV/AIDS & BIOETHICS
BALLROOM, TOPKAPI ERESIN BARCELO HOTEL
ISTANBUL

Assalamualaikum WBT and a very good evening

Distinguished guests, brothers & sisters.

On behalf of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations ( FIMA ) I would like to welcome all the participants to our Joint International Scientific Convention on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV / AIDS and Bioethics.

I would like to thank all our brothers & sisters in Turkey under the distinguished chairmanship of Prof. Ihsan Karaman for the excellent hosting and organization of this international convention.

In the past 2 days we had our 24th FIMA Council Meeting attended by representatives of Islamic Medical Associations (IMAs) from all over the world. FIMA has 32 country IMAs affliated to it with a representation of about 50,000 doctors.

And in the next two days, we would be deliberating on major issues related to the science and bioethics of STDs and HIV/AIDS in our Joint International Scientific Convention.

The quality of medical expertise within the FIMA fraternity and her close liaison with scholars of Islamic jurisprudence has enabled her to be at the cutting edge of medical bio-ethics as examined from the Islamic perspective. This has been deliberated in various of her international conventions and scribed in her Annual FIMA Year Books.

This joint international convention is another expression of our love and passion for medical knowledge and her examination and analysis from an Islamic perspective.

I hope you will all have an enlightening conference and would also take the opportunity to enjoy the historical sites in Turkey.

My sincere thanks to all members of IMAs who have traveled from far and wide to attend this annual FIMA convention.

I pray to Allah that He bestows your organisation the best of rewards and bless this international meeting of minds and hearts.

Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President



FIMA UPDATES 58

The 9th International FIMA CAMP
for MEDICAL STUDENTS

26 -30 July 2007

LIDO, BOGOR, INDONESIAS

Camp Program



The camp program is composed of two main parts:

I. The Cultural Program:
This is the main program that covers the main theme of the camp.

The time allocated for this part is the first 5 hours in the morning. The schedule is depicted in Table 1 below.

This part of program is combined and common for both males and females. The location is in Al-Madinah Auditorium.

II. The Complementary Program:
This part of the program fills up the rest of the time starting after completion of the morning session of the main cultural program. The schedule is depicted in Table 2 ; will be sent later - includes outdoor, scouting activities, community projects etc

Click here to view full details (including The Cultural Program table)



FIMA UPDATES 55

FEDERATION OF ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS
ANNUAL REPORT 2006/2007


Click HERE to download FIMA 2007 ANNUAL REPORT

Click HERE to download FIMA AGENDA 2007





FIMA UPDATES 54
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SECRETARIAT FIMA-HAYAT FOUNDATION CONVENTION 2007

Attached is the list of delegates attending the FIMA Convention 2007 as at 18/6/2007

Kindly confirm and register before 30 June 2007 if you our your IMA have NOT DONE so

Important dates
Convention date :13-15 July 2007
Early registration :Before 1 June 2007
Abstract submission deadline : 30 April 2007
Abstract acceptance notification : 15 May 2007


Contact Details
Dr Ashraf Jedaar: FIMA Scientific Programme: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr Hakan Ertin: Convenor : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Prof Recep Ozturk: Local Scientific Programme: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. IMA Malaysia
    • 54 delegates (list submitted)
  2. MA South Africa: 12 delegates
    • Dr Ashraf and Amiena Jedaar and sons (2)
    • Dr Mahomed and Zareena Khan
    • Dr Ebrahim Mahomed and spouse
    • Dr Yusuf Dangor
    • Prof Moosa Motara and spouse
    • Prof Anwar Hoosen
    • Dr Iqram Bux
    • Prof Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim
  3. IMA Uganda: 2 delegates
    • Dr Magid Kajimu
    • ?
  4. IMA Egypt
  5. Sudan IMA: 4 delegates
    • Abubekr Abdel-Hadi Mohammed Omer
    • Mohammed Siddeig
    • Mohammed Hassen
    • Mohammed Kamal
    • Mohammed Hassan Abdul-Rehman
  6. IMA Morocco
  7. IMA Algeria: 2 delegates
    • Dr Attik Stambouli
    • Dr Nadhir Irki
  8. Bosnia IMA
  9. IMA Lebanon
  10. IMA Jordan
    • 5 delegates in Council
    • 3 speakers in Convention
    • 82 delegates (incl. spouses) in Convention
  11. Islamic Hospital, Jordan
  12. IMA North America
  13. ARABMED
  14. IMA Indonesia/FOKI
  15. IMA Singapore
  16. Pakistan IMA
    • 47 delegates (list submitted)
  17. IMA Bangladesh
  18. Scientific Medical Association Palestine: 4 delegates
    • Dr Amin Sinnokrot and wife, Abeer Hamed
    • Dr Sofian Hamodeh and wife, Jumana Alasali
  19. IMA Iraq: 3 delegates
    • Dr. Abdulghafoor S. Abdulkareem (The head of IMA Iraq).
    • Dr. Bashar Abed Abrahem (Member).
    • Dr Yasir A. Taha (Member).
  20. IMA Thailand
  21. MDDA
  22. IMA Kashmir
  23. IMA India

JOINT FIMA-HAYAT FOUNDATION SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION

HIV/AIDS and SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES and ISLAMIC BIOETHICS

TOPKAPI ERESIN BARCELO HOTEL, ISTANBUL

13-15 JULY 2007

Time

Friday 13th July 2007

20.30-20.40

20.40-21.00

21.00-21.10

21.10-21.40

21.40-22.10

22.10-23.00

Opening Ceremony

Chair: Prof Ihsan Karaman, Prof Ali Mishal

Qiraat and Dua:

Welcome: Prof Musa Nordin: FIMA President

Setting the scene: Prof Recep Ozturk, Prof Hakan Ertin

The Achmad Al-Qadi Memorial Lecture:

In Memorium: The late Prof Muhammed Azhar Khan

Prof Hussain El-Gezairy, WHO

FIMA Save Vision Campaign:

Prof Hafeez Ur-Rehman, Prof Adnan Jaljuli

Saturday 14th July 2007

9.00-9.30

9.30-10.00

10.00-10.30

10.00-10.30

Chair: Prof Ali Ihsan Tasci, Prof Musa Nordin

HIV Global Trends: Evolving patterns: Dr Iqram Bux, South Africa

The HIV/AIDS Orphan: Dr Kamarul Razali, Malaysia

Pediatric HIV/AIDS: Prof Mustafa Bakir, Turkey

Panel Discussion

11.00-11.30

Tea

11.30-11.50

11.50-12.10

12.10-12.30

12.30-13.00

Chair: Prof Yasar Bagdath, Prof Anwar Hoosen

Biology of HIV: Dr Kamal Baba, South Africa

HIV/AIDS Management: Ass Prof Sahin Aksoy, Turkey

The Art of HAART: Current trends and challenges: Dr Iqram Bux, South Africa

Panel Discussion

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

14.30-15.00

15.00-15.30

15.30-16.00

Chair: Prof Mustafa Samasti, Dr Magid Kajimu

HIV/AIDS Prevention: an Islamic perspective:

Dr Ebrahim Mahomed, South Africa

HIV/AIDS: Vaccines, spermicides: An update:

Prof Anwar Hoosen, South Africa

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men and Women with HIV:

Dr Yusuf Dangor, South Africa

Panel Discussion

16.00-16.30

Tea

16.30-17.00

17.00-17.30

17.30-18.00

18.00-18.30

Chair: Prof Ali Ihsan Tasci, Prof Salih Ansari

Protection of our Youth from HIV/AIDS and STD’s

Dr A Al-Qudah, Dr Aly Mishal, Jordan

The Right to Die: The Bioethics of Advanced Directives

Prof Faroque Khan

Aids Crisis: Prof Abufadl Mohsin Ebrahim, South Africa

Panel Discussion

18.30-20.30

Asr/Free time/Maghrib

20.30-23.00

Gala Dinner

Chair and Welcome: Prof Ihsan Karaman

Special Presentations: Late Prof Ekram Kedri Unat

FIMA life-time Achievement Award: Dr Ali Al-Hawamdeh

Presentations: Minister of Health, Mayor of Istanbul, Reps of Municipality

Selection of Turkish Entertainment

Sunday, 15 July 2007

ISLAMIC BIOETHICS

9.00-9.45

9.45-10.30

Chair: Prof Husrev Hatemi, Prof Musa Nordin

Al Madinah Al Munawwarah: A Beacon of Knowledge - Opportunities and Challenges: Dr Salim M Al-Malik

The fight against communicable diseases and Islam:

Prof Mustafa Samasti, Turkey

10.30-11.00

Tea

11.00-11.30

11.30-12.00

12.00-12.30

12.30-13.00

Chair: Prof Arif Kaygusuz

Ethical and Social aspects of AIDS: Some Muslim reflections

Dr Ilhan Ilkilic, Germany

The rights of an unborn infant with reference to HIV/AIDS:

Ass Prof Sahin Aksoy, Turkey

Sexual Education in accordance with our moral values:

Prof Ali Ihsan Tasci, Turkey

Panel Discussion

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Chair: Dr Ilhan Ilkilic, Prof Ali Mishal

The Bioethics of Advancing Genetic Technologies

Prof Abufadl Mohsin Ebrahim, South Africa

Prof Musa Nordin, Malaysia

15.30-16.00

Tea

16.00-17.30

Chair: Prof Mustafa Samasti, Dr Iqram Bux

Bioethical Issues surrounding HIV/AIDS-a panel discussion

  • Dr Aly Mishal, Jordan (Jurisprudence rulings on HIV/AIDS and related issues)
  • Prof Mohamed Hatta Shaharom, Malaysia
  • Dr Ebrahim Mahomed, South Africa
  • Dr Magid Kajimu, Uganda

17.30-18.00

Closing Ceremony





FIMA UPDATES 53
FORMAT OF FIMA COUNCIL MEETING 2007; 12-13 JULY 2007; ISTANBUL

The agenda and format of the 24th FIMA Council Meeting was e-mailed on 2 Mar 2007 via FIMA UPDATES No. 23 ( Kindly see APPENDIX VIII )

The features include :

  1. Exco report will be presented by the president
  2. Accounts will be presented by the treasurer
  3. IMA reports must be submitted in advance. Activities for 2006 must be presented in 5 minutes in 10 slides.
  4. All IMAs kindly fill the Annual Reporting Forms for 2006 ( 2nd REMINDER )
  5. There will be 4 workshops to discuss and elaborate on 4 core and niche areas of FIMA ( see below for details )
  6. Since elections will be held in 2007, there was a proposal to ensure only one IMA is presented in the executive committee to expand the representation of IMAs in the exco.

For more information download the FIMA Agenda 2007 and FIMA Annual Reporting Form



FIMA UPDATES 52
1. FIMA-HAYAT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2007, ISTANBUL - DELEGATION FROM JORDAN
Assalamu Alaikum

In reference to your e-mail requesting numbers of delegations from various IMAS, this is the final list from Jordan:

1- Delegates to participate in the FIMA council meeting : 5

2- Speakers in the HIV/AIDS Scientific Convention: 3

One of them is Dr. Adnan Jaljuli, our senior ophthalmologist, who wants to make a 15-20 minutes presentation at the Gala dinner, about the latest achievements in FIMA Save Vision in Palestine. He will also give a short overview on the combined committee, which he chairs, to take care of Palestinian patients treated in Jordan.

3- The large delegation that will attend the Scientific Convention, 37, with their accompanying family members, the number will be 82.

Sincerely Yours
Dr. Aly Mishal


2. FIMA-HAYAT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2007, ISTANBUL - DELEGATION FROM MALAYSIA
Dear respected brotherss Hakan and Ahsan,

Assalamualaikum,

We attach the list of names of the delegates and accompanying persons to Istanbul . There will be a total of 58 from IMA Malaysia. Our travel agents will arrange our stay in Istanbul, insyaAllah.

We will probably arrive on the 12th and leave on the 18th. Our flights are still not confirmed as there is great difficulty getting flights back to Malaysia as this is summer and all the Arabs want to spent their summer in Malaysia! But we will be in Istanbul insyaAllah, to enjoy your brotherhood.

We will collect all the registration fees for the conference and give it to you when we arrive in Istanbul.

We pray for a blessed conference and May Allah always be with our Turkish brothers and sisters.

Your brother, Dr. Jeffrey On behalf IMAM



FIMA UPDATES 51
Postponement of Umrah Program

Dear Brothers in all IMAs

Assalamu Alaikum.

I would like to announce that the 6th Umrah Program for medical students that was supposed to be arranged during Summer this year 2007 has been postponed. This decision was taken in IMAKSA / WAMY after detailed discussion in the organizing committee. There were some obstacles and problems encountered in the previous programs. We postponed this announcement hoping that we can overcome these problems in due time. However, it seems that the solution needs further evaluation and more time. Therefore, we will work on this and we will try to find the best options in the nearest possible time. Please forgive us for the inconvenience and bear with us till further announcement.

Jazakum Allah Khaira.
Dr. Atallah Al-Ruhaily
Chairman, FIMA Students Affairs Committee
Friday, June 15, 2007



FIMA UPDATES 50
CENSUS OF FIMA MEMBERSHIP FOR ANNUAL REPORT 2006/2007
Dear Presidents & Secretaries of IMAs and Associate Members of FIMA

Click HERE to download the latest figures for ordinary and associate members of FIMA as at 2005
Kindly update the census as at 2007 and email to me at musa[a]mpf.org.my

Kindly also fill the FIMA Annual Reporting Form and mail it to:
musa[a]mpf.org.my
tariqneuro[a]hotmail.com

Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President FIMA 2005-2007



FIMA UPDATES 49

The 9th FIMA International CAMP
for MEDICAL STUDENTS

26 - 30 July 2007 (12 - 16 Rajab 1428 H)

LIDO, BOGOR, INDONESIA

ORGANISERS & HOST
Islamic Medical Association of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (IMAKSA)/ World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)

COLLABORATORS
Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA)
Indonesia Islamic Medical Association (IIMA)



Venue: Lido, Bogor, INDONESIA
THEME of Program: Excellence Promotion for Skillful Medical Students

The core program of this camp will focus on the skills of the ideal Muslim medical students in all aspects of personality. It boosts the development of essential skills expected to be prominent features of contemporary Muslim medical students. These skills compose aspects of the desirable personality inspired in the light of Islamic teachings and international standards. It promotes and excels the human development of our youth. It provides tools and open pathways to fulfill their ambitions to be successful in their life in general and and their profession particularly. It discusses skills and issues that are not commonly learnt in formal university education and not included in traditional textbooks. It helps in directing the students of medicine and its branches to be effective participants in the development of their Muslim nation and the world in general.

The program will be performed in the format of a series of brief talks followed by group workshops on the same topics over the few days time of the camp.

Complementary programs will be given in the form of lectures, discussion meetings and debates on Islamic and professional issues. Eminent local and international speakers are invited for participation in the camp activities.

OVERVIEW OF THE CAMP

  • An annual gathering of Muslim medical students from all over the world.
  • The students participate in a comprehensive program of educational, cultural, social, sport, tourist and recreational activities.
  • The operations follow closely the scouting camp system.
  • The administration of the camp and its activities are primarily run by the students themselves under supervision by senior doctors.
  • The duration of the camp is full 5 days.


Time Schedule

  • Registration time - Any time from now till Deadline Date.
  • Deadline date for Registration - 10 July 2007
  • Last Date of Arrival to camp site - 25 July 2007
  • Period of camping - 26 - 30 JULY 2007
  • Date of departure - 31 July 2007


OBJECTIVES

  • To foster brotherhood among Muslim students of various Islamic Medical Associations (IMAs) and countries.
  • To enhance mutual understanding and cooperation.
  • To exchange information and experiences.
  • To provide leadership training and organizational skills.
  • To strengthen the involvement of students in IMA activities.
  • To promote communication and networking among the student chapters of IMAs and other countries.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Students of Medical and Health Colleges who are affiliated to and/or nominated by Islamic Medical Associations.
  • "Students" can be extended to include first year house officer or newly graduates.
  • Both males and females may be accepted for participation in this camp.
  • "Medical and Health Colleges" could be college of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences or any other health-related college.
  • "Islamic Medical Associations" (IMAs) should be active, associate or pending members of FIMA.


Male and Female Segregation:
In this particular camp, female medical students may participate with observation of the following conditions:

  1. The males and females will be absolutely segregated in all activities during the whole period of program including residence, dining and sports places, transportation, recreational and social activities.
  2. The only occasion where both males and females may share the activity is the cultural program in morning sessions from 9:00 AM to 1 PM. In such gathering there will be arrangement of each of them to be seated on one side of the lecture room. However, both groups will share questions and discussion.
  3. Needless to say, both males and females are expected to be dressed in a decent Islamic manner.


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

  • Lectures & Seminars
  • Roundtable discussions & Workshops
  • Debates
  • Forum
  • Project presentation
  • Meetings
  • Spiritual sessions
  • Cultural show
  • Basic survival skills
  • Outdoor activities and sports
  • Educational tours


LANGUAGE OF THE CAMP

  • The field language is English.
  • The lecturers will specify their language of delivery. Simultaneous Arabic/English translation is provided.


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

  • 150 students
  • Each IMA is allowed a maximum of 20 students, with more quotas for the organizing IMA and the host country. When females are participating, the male to female ratio should be 2:1.
  • Senior supervisors: 1-2 supervisors from each IMA are allowed to supervise students delegation and help in organization. Supervisors should be exclusively from medical professionals.


EXPENSES

  • The IMAs or individual students are responsible for the cost of their return tickets to hosting country as well as their Visa fees.
  • There are NO registration fees for the camp.
  • Accommodation, meals and local transportation will be provided FREE OF CHARGE by IMAKSA/WAMY during the days of camp activities.
  • Receiving of participants at Jakarta Airport and transportation to camp site will be arranged for free of charge only if the full details of the confirmed flights of the participants are submitted to us ahead of time (at least one week before the camp i,e. before 18 July 2007).


VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Visa for entry into the host country is the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of the IMAs and/or the participating students.
  • IMAKSA or WAMY unfortunately CANNOT secure visas for the participating students.


REGISTRATION

  • The registration deadline is 10 July 2007
  • All students must be registered by their IMAs.
  • Students not affiliated to any IMAs may register through a neighbouring or apply directly.
  • Kindly note that it is necessary to complete the enclosed registration form and fax or e-mail to the address below.


SUPERVISOR, FIMA STUDENTS ACTIVITY
Dr. Atallah Al-Ruhaily
Supervisor General, FIMA Students Activities.
E. Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 00-966-1-4671478

Click here to download registration form



FIMA UPDATES 48
1. CONDOLENCES FROM PALESTINE SCIENTFIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
INNA LILLAHI Wa Inna ilayhi Rajioon

Dear family and friends of Prof Khan

We are very sad and filled with sorrow to losE one of our Muslim leaders Prof. AZHAR KHAN

So from Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem we pray to Allah to make it easy for all his familly and brothers. Ameen

Dr. Abdel Wadoud Al-Tamimi
President
Telfax 022403346


2. MESSAGE FROM TURKEY
Dear Brothers,

Assalamu alaikum.

Inna lillah wa inna ileyhi rajiun.

This is a sad moment for all in our organization who recognized late Brother M.Azhar Khan. We all are extremely saddened and shocked upon receiving the tragic news about his loss. He was our role model and sincere brother who always enlightened us with his wisdom and vision. We all pray to Allah SWT to give him a place neighbouring The Prophet SAW

in Jannah, Inshaallah. We also hope that Allah SWT bestow his family with sabr.

Wassalam.

M.Ihsan Karaman,MD


3. MESSAGE FROM JERUSALEM
TO ALL FIMA MEMBERS, GOD BLESS THE SOUL OF DR. M.AZHAR KHAN. WE ASK GOD TO HELP HIM TO ATTAIN HIS PARADICE,

ALL IN IMA PALESTNE ARE SAD AND WE PRAY & SAY DUAA` TO HIM INSHAALLAH

DR. AMIN


4. MESSAGE FROM PAKISTAN
We have lost a sincere dedicated person who spent even the last days in the way of Allah. He came to Karachi to see his ailing mother. I talked to him and he was worried about frequent power failures in Karachi and the hot weather. I suggested and he agreed to buy a generator before he left Pakistan.

I also told him about the theft in PIMA offices. He was worried about FIMA’s record. I now fully understand that his work, friendship, anger was only to please HIM.

Allah bestow His mercy upon him and give him eternal peace in Jannah.

Prof. M.Tariq
Pst-President PIMA, Secretary FIMA


5. MESSAGE FROM PESHAWAR
Inna lillalhi wai nna ilahi rajioon.

DR. Azhar’S Death is a shock for all of us. I had a chance to talk to him for more than 30 minutes on phone and we discussed many thing about FIMA and primarily about CIMCO.

It would be consolation for his soul if we could put in more energy in CIMCO and change its shape from a "paper organization" to a living "body".

May Allah bless Dr. Azhar with all Rahmah and Fazal

Prof. Najib
Dean Peshawar Medical College


6. MESSAGE FROM PAST-PRESIDENT PIMA
Dr Musa

Assalamu alaikum

I called him on the 13th instant, while he was in Karachi, nursing his old mother, and we talked for an hour or so, his last conversation with me.

He was so ambitious about Medina Project and FIMA ventures. I asked him if he had a re-birth to fulfill such towering accomplishments and he laughed as if he knew the start of a new chapter of his unending life.

Who says that he was an old man? He never grew old, his spirit was young, his gestures were youthful, he was full of life and his heart was filled with Passion and Iman to its brim.

I had been his close friend for the last 15 years, I feel as if I am an orphan, so are my sisters PIMA and FIMA.

He was a beacon of hope, a source of inspiration, a guide to hold your hand, a torch bearer to let you pass through darkness and a great teacher to make you learn, he tried to give back everything he possessed and envisioned FIMA and all IMAs as the leading medical bodies in their own right.

He was a visionary leader who worked and strived for the cause of humanity and Islam.

May Allah SWT bless his soul in Jannah and grant us ability to follow his foot steps.

I know his family, his great wife and wonderful children, I also share these moments of grief with them from my heart and send them condolences.

Dr Tanveer Zubairi
Former President, PIMA.


7. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF IMAKSA
Dear
Seema Khan
Aasma Khan
Kamran Khan

This is Dr. Salih S AL Ansari.

I received news about the death of my older brother Prof Mohammad Azhar Khan

The man who devoted his life to helping others, connecting his brothers in Medical field through FIMA. This federation to whom he holds a lot of love and devotion,were among a lot of good deeds he had.

I pray deeply from my heart for him all Rahmah And Maghfirah and Jannat.

What makes it softer to my sad heart that I had the chance to greet him In Riyadh Sheraton 1 day before he left Saudi Arabia, together with my Brother Dr. Atalla Al Ruhaily.

When he asked to see both of us to remind (as always he used do) about the role of IMA Saudi Arabia in FIMA, and study alternatives for the coming student's summer camp July 2007

Please convey my condolences to your mother, all the family members and all relatives and friends.

Inna lillah w inna ilihi rajeoon

Dr. Salih S AL Ansari
IMA KSA, President


8. MESSAGE FROM USA
I am very saddened to hear about THE tragic death of Dr. Al-Ghalabi and many other doctors who became the victims of madness in unfortunate Iraq. May Allah Bless their souls and give eternal peace to the innocent people of Iraq.

Dr. Parvaiz Malik
Past President IMANA


9. MESSAGE FROM PROF. MALIK BADRI
Bismillah

To my dear brother Dr. Musa Nordin and to all the brothers in FIMA.

May Allah Ta'ala Bless and Accept the soul of our dear brother Professor Mohammad Azhar Khan.

For one's soul to be transcended after a blessed Umrah and a visit to our beloved Prophet is indeed a sign of Husnul Khatimah. It is indeed a great loss. May Allah bestow patience on his family and may He Give FIMA a mujahid who can fill up the vacuum he left

Prof. Malik Badri


10. MESSAGE FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Dear Brothers

Assalamu Alaikum

I have been asked to prepare an obituary of our colleague and mentor, the late Prof Muhammed Azhar Khan. I humbly appeal to those who have known him a lot longer than my very brief exposure to his work and ambitions for your invaluable assistance in completing this task. As a collective action, the same obituary can be uploaded onto our (FIMA) web-site as well as any other IMA web-site or publication. Please pen a few personal reflections of your exchanges with Prof Khan.

Shukran
Dr. Ashraf Jedaar
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



FIMA UPDATES 47
1. FIMA SAVE VISION
Please note one delegation of three doctors and OT assistant will be leaving for Mali.

Delegation.
Dr Hafeez ur Rahman
Dr Intzar Hussain
Dr Ghulam Mustafa
Mr M Salim

This delegation will stay in Bamaco- Mali till 22nd of May.

Plan
5000 OPD
500 Surgeries.

On our way back we will have stop over in Nairobi and shall meet with the doctors of IMA and invite them to attend FIMA Council Meeting in Turkey.

Another delegation of two doctors will be leaving for Khartoum.

Delegation :
Dr Aslam Bhatti
Dr Habib ur Rahman

This delegation will participate in the free eye camp in Dwaim- White Nile- Sudan.

Plan
5000 OPD
500 Surgeries

There stay will be for one week.

Wassalam
Dr Hafeez ur Rahman
Chairman, FIMA SAVE VISION


2. MESSAGE FROM ORGANISERS OF FIMA 2007 IN TURKEY
For Your Urgent Consideration

Dear FIMA members,

To be able to participate in FIMA SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION to be held July 13-15, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey as author or attendee, the applicants have to fill the registration form which requires the information about participation, hotel dates and payment types.

In order to make coherent Hotel Arrangements on time, the participants who don't prefer to lodge at Topkapi Eresin Barcelo Hotel at which the Convention will be held, have to inform us about the hotel rate intervals that they can afford until May 25.

Organizing Committee notifies respectfully that responsibility of late rezervations, extra hotel payments or any lodging problems that will occur due to the applications after May 25 is the applicants' themselves.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to Joint Fima-Hayat Foundation Scientific Convention , please contact Alim Ucar or H?seyin Kahya. You can find the contact numbers and e-mail addresses from the official web site.



FIMA UPDATES 46
1. TRAGIC NEWS OF DEATH OF PROF. EMERITUS MOHAMMAD AZHAR KHAN, PAST PRESIDENT FIMA
Date : 14th May 2007
Subject : Tragic News


Dear all
Assalamu Alaikum

Prof. Mohammad Azhar Khan has just passed away in Dubai Airport, en route from Pakistan to Jordan then to USA.

Inna Lillah Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajioun.

May Allah (SWT) bless his soul, accept his deeds in His path and for His cause.

Sincerely Yours
Aly A. Mishal


2. CONDOLENCES FROM FIMA Innalillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun

May Allah bless his soul and accept him amongst the Solihin

I had spent a good 1 week with him in Jeddah and Madinah just a week ago

My wife and I got to know him and his wife very closely during this period

it was a wonderful period, we spent meals together, walked to the mosque of the prophet and visited the proposed Madinah Knowledge Economic City and other historical sites together.

And we discussed openly our feelings about FIMA

He was very passionate about FIMA and the proposed Madinah KEC was yet another of his sole endeavour to strategise FIMA on the world map

To loose 2 stalwarts of FIMA within a short space of time is most painful for our fraternity

But we humbly accept this test with patience and preserverance

And more so to his beloved wife and children, we hope that Allah bestow them with sabr and acceptance of this destiny

Humbly yours,
Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President, FIMA


3. CONDOLENCES FROM SAUDI ARABIA, DR. SALIM MALIK , Head Health Sector
Knowledge Base Sector, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

Dear Friends

What a loss to the Muslim community

I am sad and filled with sorrow and sadness to let you know that Prof. Azhar Khan has passed away yesterday (14/5/2007)

He was on his way from Karachi to New York, and while waiting at the transit in Dubai airport, God peacefully took his soul to the Heavens, Inshallah.

May Allah cleanse all his sins and bury him with the companions of our prophet.

Prof. Azhar died peacefully. He performed Umrah and visited Madinah and spent a good time with his family,

This is can only happen to those who are close to our God.

May Allah bestow His mercy as he was one of those who fear Allah at every word he said and every work he had done.

I am quoting here a verse from Al Baqarah :

"But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits there from, they say: "Why, this is what we were fed with before," for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein spouses purified; and they abide therein (forever)".

Inna Lellahe Wa Inna Elayhe Raje oon

In his last email he requested all of us to work diligently for the upcoming conference in Madinah in March 2007.

The last time I met him in my office, he had already worked it out in his mind.

For him, we should make sure that the conference of which he was appointed chairman, would be successful. And we all have to recognize his work and award him for his outstanding time and devotion to the Moslem society at large.

Dr. Salim al Malik


4. CONDOLENCES FROM MADINAH
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna IIayhi Rajioon,

I am speechless, in disbelief and so sad. Inna Lillahi Wa Inna IIayhi rajioon,

Having spent the week with Prof. Khan he really was an example to us all. May Allah forgive his sins, make his reckoning easy and enter him into Jannat Al Firdous. Ameen.

May Allah make this easy for his family. Ameen.

Hamza Marvin McQueen
Knowledge Based Industries Development
Al Madinah KEC


5. CONDOLENCES FROM USA
Dear Family and Friends of Dr. khan,

Assalamualaikum.

Qaloo Inna Lillahi wa inna Ilahi Rajioon

Allah gives and Allah takes.

Shock, disbelief and untimely, how else you can explain his demise. His vision and his desires for Medina City led me to be involved with this project. On hours of phone conversations, he convinced me that this project was the first step to restore Medina?s legacy as a beacon of light not only for the Ummah but for the whole mankind in terms of knowledge and peace. He saw this project beyond brick and mortar which could take the Ummah into the 21st century. He was a visionary, a leader and great Islamic Worker who will be missed by all.

He trained his children well, worked and volunteered his life for the betterment of the Ummah and enlightened us all. In such a short time he became a brotherly and fatherly figure to all of us. May Allah give him a place in heaven and provide ?Sabr e Jameel? to his family.

Work must go on.

Regards,
Dr. Khurshid Qureshi
President & CEO
zeeWAVES
3595 E. Fountain
Colorado Springs, CO 80910


6. CONDOLENCES FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Dear Brothers and Sisters

Assalamu Alaikum

We have just learnt of the sudden and tragic death of Prof Muhammed Azhar Khan, Director-General of FIMA. We pray that his years of selfless service in honour of FIMA, IMANA and many IMA's around the world, are rewarded with a safe and speedy journey to Jannah-tul-Firdous,

Insha'Allah.

Our sincere greetings and well-wishes are extended to his wife, immediate family and all those who have had the honour and privilege of knowing and working with him. Shukran
Dr. Ashraf Jedaar


7. CONDOLENCES FROM SAUDI ARABIA
Dear All

Inna lilah wa inna elaihi ragioon

I was extremely saddened and shocked this morning when my seceratry Nasim told he just received on his mobile from Dubai airport officer the news of the passing away of our brother Dr. Azhar Khan. This is a sad moment for all who knew him. I met Dr. Azhar last week in Riyadh to follow up our Jeddah meetings and I have always been impressed with his dedication to the Madinah project and his willingness to work with us full time, helping us to realize our dreams to make Madinah again a beacon of Knowledge.

May Allah (SWT ) reward his intentions to be of service to the city that is beloved to Allah (SWT ). His departure is a great loss to all Muslims and his achievements in the creations and growth of FIMA will be Inshaa Allah rewarded by Allah ( SWT )in placing him in highest Ferdous in the Jannah.

We all have the duty to keep him in our prayers and doa and our commitment to continue the task that he passed on to all of us. The achievement of the goals he shared with all of us will inshaa Allah be rewarded with hasanat and raise his status in Jannah

May Allah ( SWT ) accept his good deeds and reward him by the generosity Allah promised to the faithful and forgive and absolve him of all stains of life that he encountered and reward all his lovers and family for their patience and acceptance for Allah faith.

TAHIR M . BAWAZIR
CEO, Seera City Real Estate Development Co.
Knowledge Economic City (KEC)


8. CONDOLENCES FROM SOUTH ALABAMA, USA
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Dear Everyone,

I just walked into my office and received this sad news.

Inna Lillah-hi Wa-inna Ilaihi Rajeeun.

May Allah (SWT) forgive his sins, shower His mercy on him, and grant him the highest level in Jannah. It is a tremendous loss to the Muslim community. His enthusiasm to transform Madinah towardS a beacon of light for humanity was truly outstanding. I was thoroughly impressed and enjoyed my brief interaction with Prof. Khan.

I pray to Allah (SWT) to give his family members the patience to overcome this loss.

Wassalam,
Dr. Mohammad S. Alam,
Professor and Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of South Alabama



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1. TRAGIC NEWS FROM THE ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF IRAQ ( IMAI )
To : Dr. Musa bin Mohd Nordin
FIMA President

Assalamu Alaikum WBT
Subject : Killing of Dr. Adeeb Al-Ghalabi, IMAI President.

I am sorry to inform you that the President of the Islamic Medical Association of Iraq (IMAI), ~Al-shaheed~ Dr. Adeeb Al-Ghalabi, was killed today Saturday afternoon when he left his clinic in Mosul, Iraq.

Dr. Adeeb was one of the founder members of IMAI and a human rights activist. He was one of the highly respected professional in the field of ENT and one of the famous names in ~aldawa~ to Allah.

I am sorry to inform you of this bad news, but we pray to Allah to place him among the righteous in His Jannah.

During the 4th IMAI annual assembly in March 07, Dr. Adeeb was elected as the 2nd IMAI President for three years from 2007-2010. His predecessor was, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Haj Kasim (2004-2007).

I would like to inform you that among the 17 founder members of IMAI in 2003, two of them have been killed , and six have left Iraq for security reasons.

However, Alhamdulillah, IMAI is still functioning despite these dangerous circumstances. And we ask Allah to change our state to the best one and remove the enemies of Iraq enemies.

Finally, I am sorry again for this news, but I pray to Allah to bless Dr. Adeeb Al-Ghalabi, and put him in his Jannah.

Thanks and Wassalamu Aliakum.

Your brother
Layth Y. Ibrahim MULA HUSSAIN, MBChB
Demonstrator, Clinical Oncology Div., Radiology Dept., Mosul Medical College, Mosul, Iraq.
Resident, Radiation Oncology Dept., King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), Amman, Jordan.
Previous General Secretary (Oct 2003- Jan 2006), IMAI.
Current Postal Address: Radiation Oncology Dept., King Hussein Cancer Center(KHCC), Queen Rania Al-Abdullah St., Al-Jubieha Qr., P.O.Box:1269, Amman-11941, Jordan
Work Phone: 00 962 6 5300 460 - ext 8132. Fax: 00 962 6 5342 567.
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2. MESSAGE FROM FIMA
To the Family of As-Shaheed Dr. Adeeb Al-Ghalabi & the leadership and membership of the Islamic Medical Association of Iraq.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilairajium
To Him we belong and unto Him is our return.

Dear brothers and sisters,

It extremely grieves us to learn of this tragic death of our beloved brother. We pray to Allah that He rewards our late brother with His choicest of blessings and include him among the inheritors of His abode in Paradise.

On behalf of FIMA, I would like to express our condolences to the family members of Dr. Adeeb and his brothers and sisters in IMAI.

May Allah bestow upon each of you His succour and tranquility to accept His qada’ & qadr and bear this painful episode with patience and acceptance.

May He make our brothers and sisters in IMAI continue to remain steadfast in the face of the most difficult and trying circumstances in Iraq.

We pray to Allah to bless the Jihad of all our brothers and sisters in Iraq, to free her from the clutches of neo-imperialism and internecine sectarian violence.

Humbly yours,
Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President FIMA



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JOINT FIMA-HAYAT FOUNDATION

SCIENTIFIC CONVENTION 2007

ERESIN TOPKAPI BARCELO HOTEL, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

13-15 July 2007

HIV/AIDS, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND ISLAMIC BIOETHICS



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1. REPORT FROM IMA SUDAN
We are glad to inform you that our plan for the free eye camps in the current year 2007 is as scheduled :-

Date Location State Targeted Surgeries Targeted OPD patients Remarks
Jan Genaina Western Darfur 500 3,500 Done
May 10-22 Dewaim White Nile 500 5,000 Planned
June 5-17 Gadarif Gadarif 500 5,000 Planned
July 7-19 Getaina White Nile 500 5,000 Planned
Oct Kadugly Southern Kurdofan 500 5,000 Planned
Dec Um-Rowaba Northern Kurdofan 500 5,000 Planned


Hassab Al-Rasool Al-Tayeb
IMA Sudan



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Bismillah Rahman Rahim
In the name of ALLAH, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL MUSLIM

LEADERS’ CONSULTATION ON HIV/AIDS

AND

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS.



Background:
In the year 2000, a group of Muslim practitioners interested in using the Islamic approach to combat HIV/AIDS met in Durban South Africa during the International AIDS Conference on AIDS. They included representatives from the Islamic Medical Association of Uganda, Islamic Medical Association of South Africa and the Malaysian AIDS Council. It was noted that the experiences and culture of Muslim communities in the fight against AIDS were not being adequately catered for by current international AIDS conferences. It was agreed that International Muslim Leaders’ Consultations on AIDS should be held to share the experiences of Muslim communities and chart the way forward regarding the Islamic approach to combating AIDS. The 1st International Muslim Leaders Consultation on HIV/AIDS was held in Kampala, Uganda in 2001 and it was organized by the Islamic Medical Association of Uganda. The theme for the consultation was ~Strategies for strengthening and expanding the international Muslim community response to AIDS~. The consultation motto was ~Jihad on AIDS: Self discipline using Allah’s guidance~. During this consultation it was agreed that an international centre for promotion of the Islamic approach to HIV/AIDS be established in Uganda. The second International Muslim Leaders Consultation on AIDS was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2003 and it was organized by the Malaysian AIDS Council in conjunction with the Malaysian Government. The theme was ~The Caring Ummah, transforming the response~. During this consultation, it was noted that there was a need to clarify the concept of the Islamic approach to HIV/AIDS and its implementation among the Muslim communities. In the process of building on these experiences, the Islamic Medical Association of Uganda in conjunction with the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council are organizing the third International Muslim Leaders Consultation on HIV/AIDS (3rd IMLC).

VENUE: Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
DATES: 23rd - 27th July 2007
THEME: The Islamic Approach to HIV/AIDS: Enhancing the Community

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REPORT FROM MALAYSIA

EVENT : CONCERT & DINNER NIGHT "A DREAM TO END ALL WARS"
DATE : 7TH APRIL 2007
VENUE : CYBERJAYA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (CUCMS)
ORGANISERS : CUCMS STUDENT COUNCIL

EVENT MISSION :
In a time so disrupted by political infightings and cross border aggressions, it is of paramount importance to inform the youths today that the belligerence leading to war can and should be avoided.

The seeds of war are sown by misunderstanding and so it should be our duty to help students identify what promotes belligerence and what pacifies it.

The CUCMS Dinner & Concert Night brought together all of the university’s student organizations to collaborate on a single event, intended to promote an anti-war message.

From the CUCMS Student Council, to the Student Chapter of the Islamic Medical Association Malaysia (IMAM-SC) and the Foundation (pre-med/pharmacy) Association.

A massive undertaking that will witness a first time ever cooperation between all of CUCMS student organizations.

THE PLOT :
It narrates the story of 3 different people, Ayman Basir, Ahmed Farouk & Natan Herschel, and how their lives are affected by the war around them. The story depicts the futility of hatred and how such bitter emotions are passed down generations. Violence, as the story unfolds, is an endless vicious cycle which only inflames further with every victim it claims. At the heart of the drama, viewers will see how much of a tragedy it is when the fuel that keeps the flames of warfare burning is hatred.

THE VERDICT :
An overwhelming thumbs up ! Great job.



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FIMA 2007. ISTANBUL TURKEY
Dear All,
Assalamu alaikum.

The FIMA Annual Council Meeting, 12-13 July 2007, will be held in Hayat Foundation Headquarters.
The FIMA Scientific Convention, 13-15 July 2007, will be held in Topkapi Eresin Barcelo Hotel (5-star)

For hotel reservations, transfers, tour organizations, special requests of tours for families or groups, ASAL is the organizing company. All communications regarding above-mentioned details should be directed to responsible persons from ASAL company. Their contact information are as below:

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After giving information to the company about reservations, dates, number of persons etc. the payment should be done to the account number below by participants who wish to pay in advance:

FOR UNITED STATES DOLAR-USD
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Room rates per person per day (bed and breakfast) at Topkapi Eresin Barcelo Hotel are below: Single room (one person in one room): 125 USD
Double room: (two persons in one room): 150 USD (75 USD/person)

For other hotel accomodation close to the convention hotel, kindly contact ASAL directly.

We would like to know the approximate number of participants from each IMA and accompanying persons as soon as possible to book enough rooms at hotels in advance. All presidents and secertaries of IMAS kindly respond ASAP.

We need high quality logo samples from each IMA, to print high quality flags and some other printed documents for the Convention and Council meeting. Please urgently send logo samples to the e-mail address : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hoping to see you all in Istanbul.
Wassalam.
M.Ihsan Karaman,MD



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Dear FIMA Members,
Assalamu Alaikum!
It is time of the year again & I humbly request your few minutes of indulgence in completing your Annual Report for 2006.

Kindly try your best to response to "Red" lines. Those are vital elements in expansion of your organization & future programming.

I extend my deep appreciation & thanks for your prompt responses.

Click here to download the form (Right-click and save target as to download word document)

Wassalam,
Kindest regards,
--Azhar-
Prof. Muhammed A.A. Khan,M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Executive Director-FIMA




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1. REPORT FROM IMAM UK & EIRE EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2007
Assalamualaikum WBT
I would like to convey my gratitude and appreciation to all who attended Emergency Medicine 2007 (EM07), all who worked behind the scene of EM07 (including the cook and his team) and all speakers that enlightened us.

From the eye-opener speech by Dr Burhan, to non-stop laughter by Dr Heng Aik Cheng (plus his enthusiasm on Emergency Response Unit - come guys and gals join in this unit), to bonds of friendship through practicals and case scenarios.

Enlightenment on fiqh medicine and Islamic medical ethics by Prof Dr Abdul Latiff, which in Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences is conducted through PBL module (Problem Based Learning). Interesting isn't it learning fiqh of medicine in 12 complete PBL cases. Closing with a tearful and touching presentation (and I mean seriously crying ) by Dr Ang Swee Chai on her Palestine experience.

Dr Ang Swee Chai, "I refused to treat Israeli soldiers...till I got called by the Director of the hospital..."
Anyone would like to work for a year in Ahlu Bab Hospital? She can recommend you easily...

You have found the definition of humanitarian and relief work. You have been exposed to the frontiers of medical relief and acquired some skills in the practical sessions. And now be firm of what you're going to do with the knowledge and skills you've gained ...

Thank you all of you! You're the best!

Faizal Roslee
Director of Extreme Medicine 2007


2. FEEDBACK FROM A PARTICIPANT OF EM 2007
Assalamualaikum wbt,
Can't help it, my fingers are also itching to type some words about the brilliant weekend I had during the Extreme Medicine 2007 symposium (despite the avalanche of revision awaiting me ~5 weeks before finals!!!)

Congratulations to all the committee members and those who had chipped in to make it happen. I learnt a lot and really appreciate all the effort- really, it must have been quite (very?) difficult and stressful putting it all together. But its all worth it, don't you think?

May Allah repay all of you with the best of rewards, both in this world and the hereafter.

Looking forward to the next one!

Nik Munirah
Final year
Sheffield Medical School


3. FEEDBACK FROM A "NON-PARTICIPANT" OF EM 2007
Salam,
May I import the same team to echo EM 2007 in Malaysia? Would the upcoming summer holidays be ok?

Dr. Amaluddin
Past-President IMAM UK & Eire
Kota Bharu, Malaysia



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Apart from the noise of the plane engines and the chattering of the stewardess, it was a quiet subuh up high in the heavens. All the other passengers were fast asleep and the ambience was just about right to reminisce on the past few days in the land where the Blue Nile meets the White Nile, a majestic view from the Khartoum Hilton.

I have always felt indebted to my Sudanese brothers from my early days in university in the United Kingdom. Now, that must be some 30 years ago.

Many of my Malaysian contemporaries would remember well the present Sudanese Minister of Interior, who was the representative of the President at the SIMA (Sudanese Islamic Medical Association) International Conference on Islam & Modern Medical Issues. He gave us our first tutorial on the purposes of the Shariah (Maqasid as-Shariah).

The past Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Osman, was the vice-president of FOSIS (Federation Of Students Islamic Societies) when I was inducted into the executive committee of this student movement which then was at the forefront of all Islamic student activities inside and outside the campuses.

My memory fails to recollect the name of the Sudanese brother in Cardiff who taught me how to make the muqaddimah in a majlis by first paying salutations to the prophet and reminding the audience of all the sacrifices Muhammad s.a.w. made to this ummah and that he had "ballagah risalah, waaddal amanah, wanasahal ummah, wa jihadifillah hi haqqa jihadih" (to testify that he has disseminated the message, passed on the amanah, advised the ummah and taught us the true form of jihad).

And everytime I am in the company of Prof. Malik Badri, our dear father from the Sudan, I am enriched and enlightened, given a perspective and insight into the Quran and the traditions of the prophet which truly mesmerizes me. May Allah reward him with good health and longevity to share his wisdom with this ummah.

It was therefore no secret of my desire to be with our brothers in SIMA. And not just because of a sense of duty being the president of FIMA (Federation of Islamic Medical Associations). I could never hope to rival the achievements of my immediate predecessor, Dr. Aly Mishal, who traveled afar to stamp the presence of FIMA world-wide.

And true to expectations, our Sudanese hosts were immaculate in their hospitality. Our arrival was greeted by Prof. Mamoun Homeida (President of SIMA) and Bro. Hasab ur-Rsoool (Executive Director of SIMA) at the airport tarmac. We were led to the VVIP lounge and our visas and immigration clearance were handled swiftly whilst we sipped at hot Sudanese coffee.

By the way, Bro. Hasab ur-Rasool was our mujahid brother who was detained by the Ethiopian forces in Mogadishu. Together with Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman and other opthalmologists they had been to Mogadishu, undertaken 5 eye camps and performed 500 eye operations and blessed the Somalis with new found vision.

Whilst Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman et al flew out of Mogadishu, being the excellent host he was, Bro. Hasab ur-Rasool stayed behind to clear the final logistics. The Ethiopian forces "invaded" Somalia, Bro. Hasab ur-Rasool missed the outgoing flight by 1 hour and was captured and accused of complicity with the Islamic court. He spent the next 21 days in prison. It took various letters from FIMA, SIMA, WHO and finally the office of the President of Sudan to finally secure his release. May Allah reward his sacrifices and brave deeds.

We even had an outrider to clear the traffic to enable our uninterrupted arrival at Khartoum Hilton. I cannot help feeling like a "head of state" making an official visit to the Sudan ! And for all of our travels in the streets of Khartoum, our 5-6 black BMWs, Mercedes was preceded by the same outrider. Our outrider policeman must have some variant of Ehlers Danhlos Syndrome, because he was so malleable and plastic, performing various manoeuvres on his "Harley Davidson" short of a full somersault ! It was indeed a sight to relish.

The four day conference was unequivocally a quatum leap for our SIMA brothers. Their excellence in the realm of medical and humanitarian relief, recognized at the national and international level, was now being paralleled by their brilliant leadership in the domain of Islamic bioethics. The scholars of jurisprudence and the Sudanese medical fraternity were requesting more of similar sessions to update them on these advancing biotechnologies. The former to enable them to issue contemporary and relevant fatwas and the latter to be informed of the cutting edge biomedicine.

These were indeed major achievements which FIMA is proud to be associated with. I think my sentiments were shared by the other 10 foreign speakers who invested their time and expertise in the 4 day deliberations.

But the highlight of my memories would be the exemplary character of the inheritors of SIMA. I had only just completed viewing "The Freedom Writers" which depicts the solitary crusade of a high school teacher to "nurture" the disadvantaged street kids who would otherwise fail to make it to college or even stay alive beyond 18 years of age. A must see.

The class of 203 in "The Freedom Writers" triggered me to reflect on the group of SIMA students who stuck to us like ants to sugar. The likes of Muhannad, who was my perpetual shadow like a personal bodyguard. Upon my departure on the 2nd April, he faithfully sat in the VVIP lounge with me and Prof. Abu Fadl Mohsein, Professor of Theology, Durban, South Africa. We had to virtually chase him home ! And Abu Baker made sure that my coffee cup was always filled and my lunch ready. Words fail to express my appreciation of these noble young souls of SIMA.

They were bustling with activity and enthusiasm around the Friendship Hall. They coordinated the transport, audio visual aids, ensured the flowing refreshments, printed the abstracts and power point presentations, ran errands, one student saw to the needs of each foreign speaker etc. Prior to my departure I had a full copy of all the power presentations, all the pictures taken and the lectures on line.

We had a great time with the students on our river Nile cruise and Dr. Sameer even slotted in a neurology tutorial ! Muhannad arranged for myself and Prof. Abu Fadl to visit the masjid and tomb of the Grand Mahdi. We learnt from the historical texts of his invaluable contribution to the preservation of the pristine teachings of Islam and their battles against the colonial British. A time for reflection to rejuvenate our roh of jihad.

A visit to Omdurman Islamic University, the oldest in the Sudan gave us the opportunity to speak to the medical undergraduates and infuse in them a sense of mission, medicine beyond borders and the lofty ideals of FIMA to gel the student fraternity world wide.

The culture of hard work, group dynamics and enthusiasm augurs well for the future of SIMA. They are getting hands on experience which would prepare them well for the arduous task of leadership which lies ahead. May Allah bless these young hearts and make them the equally brilliant leaders of SIMA in the future.



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REPORT FROM BANGLADESH

Prof Omar Hasan Kasule had very successful and busy time in Dhaka.

  1. He conducted a workshop on 'Research Methodology : Islamic Perspectives'. The participants were different research personalities and PhD students of Dhaka University And National University. The session was very interactive and lively.

  2. He was the keynote speaker in a seminar on 'Ethico-Legal issues in Medical practice: Islamic perspectives. The audience were mainly Medical Educationists and Physicians. It was a highly successful gathering with a huge turn out from all facets of academia and medical practice. The Q & A which followed was very interactive. This represents a new era in the field of medicine in Bangladesh. I received endless phone calls from many doctors who requested for similar programs in the future.

  3. He visited the corporate Head Office of the Ibn Sina Trust, the biggest healthcare NGO of Bangladesh. He also visited the diagnostic center of this Islamic Hospital.

  4. He joined in the meeting with the Exco members of Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought.

  5. He visited Ibn Sina Medical College and presented a lecture on 'Islamization of Education: Medical Perspectives’ The audience were academic staff and students of this Islamic Medical College. It created so much enthusiasm among the students which is beyond description.

  6. He joined in a discussion with the vice chancellors and deans of various public and private universities. The subject was 'Islamization of Science'.

Humbly submitted
Dr. Abu Kholdun Mahmood



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MESSAGE FROM FIMA ON THE OCCASION OF ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA CONVENTION 2007
HEALTH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: LIFESTYLE, HIV/AIDS & TECHNOLOGY
Protea Stellenbosch, 6-8 April 2007


Assalamualaikum WBT

My dear brothers in the leadership and membership of IMASA.

My thanks to your ever resourceful FIMA representative, Dr. Ashraf, for requesting me to share a few of my thoughts on the occasion of your 27th Annual Convention. I have been on two separate occasions to South Africa. The first during IMASA’s hosting of the 2003 FIMA International Convention and in 2006 on the occasion of your 26th Convention in Pretoria.

You are continuing and enhancing the excellent traditions of your celebrated elders who had the vision and imagination to gestate FIMA in the early 1980s. I write from first hand experience that your representation in FIMA has been most vibrant and polished. The vocal presence of IMASA representatives in our Council meetings ensured that business gets done promptly and helps connect us with our history and mission.

It is therefore no surprise that IMASA features prominently in many of FIMA’s international collaborative efforts. One of our major achievements has been in the domain of humanitarian and medical relief. The presence of FIMA and her affiliates was immediate and impactful in the Pakistan earthquake, the Indonesian Tsunami, the Lebanon crisis and the acute on chronic Palestinian crisis among others. And this has been in no small measure attributed to the excellent coordination and networking that has its command station in Capetown !

IMASA’s pioneering efforts in addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic from the Islamic perspective has set some enviable benchmarks for other IMAs to emulate. Your continuing reappraisal of your Jihad on HIV/AIDS, as this convention attempts to update, ensures that your efforts will always remain contemporary and at the cutting edge of the science and art of this dreaded disease.

Your various initiatives to "clone" the likes of the Ashrafs, the Khans, the Haruns, the Anwars, the Shabirs, the Yakubs etc would go a long way towards perpetuating the legacy of your works in IMASA. I was very delighted to speak to your enthusiastic medical students in Pretoria ( with the added benefit of shopping for African craft thrown in) and witness the strong presence of your younger residents.

FIMA students activities is another example of international collaboration at her best. Our Umrah & Ziarah programs, our summer and winter student camps has helped to gel our students world wide and endowed them a sense of mission and brotherhood/sisterhood beyond borders. I hope IMASA’s student chapter would be more actively involved in these programs.

Your annual convention would be an ideal occasion to celebrate these achievements which would heighten your confidence and passion to ascend greater heights. It is also a period of reflection and contemplation to search inwardly how much as individuals and an organization you have endeavoured to beseech the Pleasure of Allah through refinements of your human character and selfless service towards mankind.

I pray to Allah that He bestows your organisation the best of rewards and bless your annual meeting of minds and hearts.

Humbly yours,

Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President FIMA 2005-2007



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ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA CONVENTION 2007
HEALTH IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: LIFESTYLE, HIV/AIDS & TECHNOLOGY
Protea Stellenbosch, 6-8 April 2007


Please check on the website for changes to this programme: http://www.ima.org.za

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FIMA UPDATES 31
REPORT FROM KHARTOUM, SUDAN 30th MARCH 2007
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAM AND MODERN MEDICAL ISSUES

The event was officiated by Dr. Zubair Basheer Taha, Minister of Interior and Representative of the President. The Friendship Hall, where most official and major conferences are held, with a capacity of about 1,500 people was virtually full. It was widely covered by the media. Below is the address delivered by the President of FIMA.

His Excellency Minister of Interior, Dr. Zubair Basheer Taha, Representative of the President, Honourable Ministers, Representatives of the WHO, President of the Sudanese Islamic Medical Association (SIMA) and his executive committee, Distinguished Speakers and Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

On behalf of FIMA, may I congratulate SIMA on the inauguration of this international conference on Islam and Modern Medical Issues. You have continued to uphold and enhance the excellent traditions of your predecessors in SIMA who had the vision and imagination to nurture FIMA in the early 1980s. The archives of FIMA records that it was a doctor from Sudan who was the first chairman of the FIMA Council in 1981. And in July 2007, we will be staging our 24th FIMA Council meeting in Istanbul, Turkey together with our annual FIMA Scientific Convention. May I take this opportunity to invite all of you to join us in Istanbul.

The past 2 years has witnessed a flurry of activities in the realm of humanitarian and medical relief, showcasing the excellent collaborative efforts between SIMA and other IMAs anchored by FIMA, the parent body.

The first FIMA Medical Mission to Sudan in September 2004, led by Dr. Aly Mishal, then president of FIMA, snowballed into a further 8 FIMA Eye Camps which up to May 2006 involved 58 opthalmologists from 8 countries. And over a period of 15 months, 55,671 patients were examined and 5,267 operations were performed. A permanent ophthalmic facility, the FIMA Eye Hospital was established in Al-Genaina and is a reflection of the excellent cooperation between SIMA, FIMA and the local government authorities.

Our FIMA SAVE VISION dream team, led by Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman from Pakistan, has envisioned a further 15,000 eye surgeries in 2007 alone and have already begun eye camps in neighbouring Chad and Mogadishu in Somalia. And to ensure capacity building and sustainability of the many Eye projects, workshops have been organized for the training of opthalmologists and technicians and collaborations have been mooted with various international relief agencies including WHO.

This streak of collaborative humanitarian and medical relief has been similarly examplary in the Pakistan earthquake, the Indonesian Tsunami, the Lebanon crisis and the acute on chronic Palestinian crisis among others.

FIMA students activities are another example of international collaboration at her best. Our Umrah & Ziarah programs, our summer and winter student camps has helped to gel our students world wide and endowed them a sense of mission, brotherhood & sisterhood beyond borders. My initial 2 days in Khartoum has been surrounded by your enthusiastic and hard working medical students, which augurs well for the future of SIMA. And I hope the SIMA student chapter would be similarly actively involved in FIMA?s international student and medical resident programs.

The quality of medical expertise within the FIMA fraternity and her close liaison with scholars of Islamic jurisprudence has enabled her to be at the cutting edge of medical bio-ethics as examined from the Islamic perspective. This has been deliberated in many of her international conventions and scribed in her Annual FIMA Year Books.

SIMA's convention in the ensuing 4 days is very commendable and is another expression of the love and passion for medical knowledge and her appropriate utilization in this age of advancing medical bio-technology.

I pray to Allah that He bestows your organisation the best of rewards and bless this international meeting of minds and hearts.

Humbly yours
Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President FIMA 2005-2007

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