mission of IMANA is to provide a forum and resource for Muslim
physicians and other health care professionals, to promote a greater
awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values among Muslims and the
community-at-large, to provide humanitarian and medical relief and to be
an advocate in health care policy.
To become the recognized leader in national and global healthcare, guided by Islamic values.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To promote better understanding and appreciation of the principles of Islamic medicine amongst physicians and dentists.
To encourage professional interaction amongst the Muslim Physicians, Dentists and between these and Allied Health Professionals.
assist Muslim Physicians/Dentists and Allied Health Professionals in
North America, in orientation, adjustment, and finding appropriate
training and job opportunities.
To promote and facilitate medical education, research, publications, and better global health delivery.
To participate in medical relief work and other charitable activities.
ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA A BRIEF HISTORY
Dr. Faroque Ahmad Khan, MB, M.A.C.P.
Dr. Ashraf Sufi, current
IMANA president asked me to write about the history of IMANA for the
directory. While not a historian, I agreed to write about my own
experiences, which started in early 70’s, and how IMANA has nurtured and
impacted me over the past thirty plus years. I will highlight a few
specific timelines that will hopefully provide the reader a glimpse into
the IMANA’s early beginnings, some struggles and challenges it faced
the current status and conclude with few suggestions for the future.
In the fall
of 1967 at the annual meeting of the Muslim Students Association (MSA),
in Columbus, Ohio few Muslim physicians notably Drs. Mobin Akhtar and Amjad Ali established
the Muslim Medical Association as a branch of MSA. (MSA evolved into
the Islamic Society of North America). A year later in 1968 the first
independent convention of IMA of US & Canada was held in New York
City. The founders wrote the constitution, Dr Bashir Zikria obtained
the tax exempt status, developed the IMANA Logo and along with the
other ‘founders” laid the foundation of IMANA. (Read More...)
Bism Ellah Wassalatu
Wassalam Ala Rasool ellah
Dear Colleagues and Mentors, Dear Physicians and Non-Physicians, Dear IMANA
Members and Future Members.
Assalmu Alykum Wa Rahmutullah,
I am writing to all of you from this post bearing in mind the big
responsibility and Amana that is before the leadership of our organization, but
I also know that with making the NIEYYA, the help of IMANA staff at Headquarters,
the endless effort by the highly dedicated Executive Committee members and
under the guidance of our wise and experienced Board of Regents, and most
importantly, with your continued commitment and support, we together, will be
able to achieve a lot to advance the mission and vision of IMANA this year. (Read More...)