In Memory of Dr. Syed Mubin Akhtar, Co-founder of IMANA

May 1st, 2024

Dear IMANA Family,
We take a moment today to honor the memory of a remarkable leader who played a pivotal role in shaping IMANA: Dr. Syed Mubin Akhtar, our esteemed co-founder.

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Dr. Akhtar’s passing today in Pakistan. A visionary leader with a kind heart, Dr. Akhtar was instrumental in establishing IMANA in 1968. He served as the first president of the organization, then known as the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) and laid the foundation for its mission of promoting Islamic values within the medical community.

Dr. Akhtar’s dedication extended beyond IMANA. He played a vital role in the formation of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) in 1981, fostering international collaboration among Muslim medical professionals. He was also recognized for his lifelong commitment to IMANA by receiving the first-ever Ahmed Elkadi Award in 2003.

Dr. Akhtar was a true trailblazer who exemplified the values of IMANA. He wasn’t just passionate about serving the Muslim community; he actively sought ways to connect Muslim medical professionals across the globe.

We have lost a visionary leader and a cherished member of the IMANA family. We ask you to send your thoughts and prayers to Dr. Akhtar’s loved ones and to pray for the departed during this difficult time.

Warm regards,
Dr. Marium Husain
IMANA President