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- IMASA Durban Branch Ramadan 2018 Outreach Programme
- IMA Durban Baytul Nur celebrating Women’s Day – 08th August 2018
- IMASA Durban Cataract Camp – Women’s Day
- IMASA Durban Branch Nelson Mandela Day – July 2018
- Durban Graduation 2017
- 16 Days of World Activism – stop violence against women & children
- IMASA Durban Branch AGM 2017
- IMASA Durban Annual Golf Day Fundraiser 2017
- IMASA Durban & Ahmed Alkadi Private Hospital “The Gift Of Sight”
- IMA Durban Senior Citizen Event
- IMA Durban/Baytul Nur celebrates Women’s Day
- IMASA Durban Homework Club
- IMASA Durban Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day 2017
- IMASA Durban Nelson Mandela Day Cataract Camp
- IMASA First Renal Dialysis Unit
- IMASA Durban Outreach Programme
- Ramadan Hamper & Blanket Distribution
- IMA Durban / Baytul Nur Fundraising Dinner – 05th May 2017
- IMA Baytul Nur/Durban Pre-Ramadan Senior Citizens Pamper Day
- Diabetic Foot Care Pre-Ramadan Programme
- Annual Friends of the Elderly Event 12th April 2017
- IMASA Durban CPD Dental Programme 25th March 2017
- World Kidney Day Programme 09th March 2017
- IMASA Durban Branch & AAKPH Coffee Connection – 24th February 2017
- Sponsorship of Bedsitters
- IMASA / UKZN Optometry Partnership
- Breakfast at Berkeley Guest House
- Islamic Perspective on Spirituality in Health Care
- IMASA Durban Orphan Outreach Programme – 12th November 2016
- Cancer Health Expo – 29th October 2016
- IMASA Durban Cancer Support Workshop – 20th October 2016
- IMASA Durban future Frail Care Centre Update
- Heritage Day 2016
- IMASA Durban medical students offer free health screening to the elderly
- IMASA Durban Branch Annual Golf Day – 02nd October 2016
- IMASA Durban CME – 14th October 2016 – Recent advances in ARV Therapy
- IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Wellness & Lifestyle Fair – 23rd October 2016
- IMASA Durban Baytul Nur – World Mental Health Day – 05th October 2016
- IMASA Durban Branch celebrates “Women’s Month” – August 2016
- IMASA Durban celebrating Nelson Mandela Day – 18th July 2016
- IMASA DURBAN BAYTUL NUR – FLOOD RELIEF
- IMASA AT THE NKANDLA EVENT – 23RD JULY 2016
- IMASA Durban Branch Celebrates Mandela Day [ July 2016 ]
- IMASA Durban Branch Ramadhaan 2016 Events
- Pre-Ramadhaan Elder’s Get Together
- IMASA Durban Free Pre-Ramadhaan Screening Programme
- World Kidney Awareness Day – 10th March 2016
- IMASA Durban Branch Cataract Project
- Revamp of IMASA Durban Branch Circumcision Clinic
- IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Health, Wellness & Beauty Fair – 29th September 2015
- Victim to Victor!!!! 16 Days of Activism
- Nurses on Training
- IMASA Durban Ramadhaan Projects 2015
- IMASA Durban Branch Annual Golf & Family Day – 13th September 2015
- IMASA Durban Branch Sports Day – 06th June 2015
- IMA Baytul Nur Fundraising Dinner – 22nd May 2015
- Why Not Give Your Zakaat / Lillah to IMASA This Ramadaan 2015
- IMASA Durban Branch Pre-Ramadaan Programmes 2015
- Xenophobia Relief Project by IMASA Durban
- IMASA Durban Branch Orientation Braai 2015
- Malagazi Clinic – Official Opening
- WORLD KIDNEY DAY AWARENESS PROGRAMME 12 MARCH 2015PRESS RELEASE IMASA – DURBAN BRANCH
- World Kidney Day Programme 2015
- IMASA Durban Branch Annual Graduation 2014
- 16 Days of Activism – Break the silence around domestic violence!
- IMASA Durban Branch ” Annual Golf Day” 2014
- Cii / IMASA [Durban] ”GAZA Ambulance Drive”
- “Behind The Mask” IMA Baytul Nur Annual Fundraising Dinner
- Mandela Day 2014
- Ramadhaan 2014 Outreach Programmes
- Caring for the Elderly Programmes
- Brand New Clinic for Malukazi
- Partnerships: The Key to A Healthier Nation
- IMA KZN and MAP
- Tibb and the IMA KZN Clinics
- IMA-UKZN Kerataconus Project
- Air Mercy Project
- IMA-Sealake Industries
- Dissemination of Information
- IMA Baytul Nur
- IMA Baytul Nur Trust [Lillah For Nursing Students]
- Donations (Banking Details)
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IMASA Durban Branch Ramadan 2018 Outreach Programme
EID GIFT PROGRAMME
Over 60 children and their parents / guardians were presented with Eid gifts on Saturday the 9th June 2018 at IMA Baytul Nur. Families were also given hampers and biscuits and all children received a treat pack. Sincere thanks goes out to al the volunteers and staff of IMA Baytul Nur and all their generous donors.
IMASA Durban Branch Nelson Mandela Day – July 2018
IMA Durban Branch and Baytul Nur under the leadership of Fathima and her ever-willing and fantastic group of volunteers hosted an encouraging and exciting exercise & health programme with the residents of Natal Settlers.
The volunteers presented the residents with hygiene packs, fruit packs and snacks.
IMASA making a difference in the community
Celebrating NELSON MANDELA DAY!!!!!!!!
Durban Graduation 2017
Graduation is an exciting time. It’s both an ending and a beginning: Warm memories of the past and big dreams for the future.
The IMASA Durban Branch graduation dinner was held on the 27th November 2017 at Orient Hall, Durban. It was a warm, cosy and exciting evening spent with 400 attendees. The audience was a mix of familiar and new faces. The newly produced video clips on IMASA and AAKH were met with great enthusiasm and interest.
The guest speaker, Ms Fatima Hassim, Managing Executive: Vodacom, Minara Chamber of Commerce Professional Achiever of the year 2017 enlightened the audience on the technology advantages and innovations that will be focused on the health sector.
Across the various health disciplines, Durban campuses, 2017 ends with 78 Muslim graduates and postgraduates.
The event provided a positive platform for networking amongst existing and potential IMASA members. The graduates were encouraged to: greet the future with anticipation, dream big and work hard, always to remember your roots and most importantly, the Almighty, without whom, this would all not have been possible!
16 Days of World Activism – stop violence against women & children
IMA Baytul Nur volunteers participating in a placard demo at Durban North Beach bringing awareness to the 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM – STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & CHILDREN
IMASA Durban Branch AGM 2017
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullaahie Wabarakaatuh
The Islamic Medical Association Durban Branch held our annual General meeting on Friday 10th November.
Alhamdulillah, I am pleased to announce that I hand over office to a new, dynamic and young group of executives.
The new appointment executive committee of the Durban branch :
Chairperson:Mrs Zohra Mahomed
Vice chair: Dr Ebrahim GM Hoosed
Secretary: Miss Azaria Aberdeen
Treasurer: Dr Mohamed Bux
I wish the new team all the best in continuing the many projects and every success in taking the IMA Durban Branch to new heights In shaa Allah.
We look forward to your continued support and assistance.
IMA Durban Senior Citizen Event
09th August 2017
Sr Honey Allee presented a talk and gifts to senior citizens from the poverty riddled Unit 2 in Chatsworth at Summerfield school.
Thereafter proceeded to Braemer opposite the IMA clinic where a female Educator had opened a library and invited a ladies for a Fun Day with a motivational talk from Sr Allee. In addition to this Hygiene Packs were also distributed Alhumdulillah. We were fortunate to meet close 170 people in total at these events.
IMA Durban/Baytul Nur celebrates Women’s Day
Women are the real architects of society and to celebrate the elegance of womanhood this women’s Month, IMASA Baytul Nur held a fun filled, informative and motivational Women’s Day Breakfast event on Tuesday 8th August 2017 at the IMASA Baytul Centre in Sherwood.
The programme included health talks by Dr Raeesa Aboobaker and Dr Raeesa Abdulla, a motivational talk by Life Coach Shahira Bana, a Beauty Demo by Beauty Consultant; Zeenat Khalil and a Cooking Demonstration by Asha Maharaj. “Have a Bash with Tash” had the crowd in stitches with her humour.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the amazing volunteers of the IMASA Baytul Nur for coordinating a wonderful Women’s Day event.
The IMASA Baytul Nur is the social wing of the Islamic Medical Association Of South Africa.
You may contact their offices on +27 31 209 7838 for more information
IMASA Durban Homework Club
IMASA Durban Branch HOMEWORK CLUB in Malugazi. Alhumdulillah, doing very well and making a difference to these children who have no lights or space in their squatter camps to complete their daily homework.
We also provide them with Morvite or Future Life before they commence their studies and it is such a pleasure to know that we are contributing towards their better futures. In Sha Allah
IMASA Durban Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day 2017
IMASA Durban Branch celebrating Mandela week at Malukazi with 150 children. The team offered Health Education and distributed hygiene packs [a toothpaste; a tooth brush; a face cloths, a bath soap and beanies] and each child was given a hot dog and juice, sponsored by an anonymous Doctor & Dr. Kathree.
IMASA distributing cupcakes at Marianhill
IMASA distributing in Chatsworth
Ahmed Alkadi Private Hospital Staff pampering residents at Edith Benson Home
IMASA Durban Branch pampers the elderly to a day at Ushaka
IMASA Durban Nelson Mandela Day Cataract Camp
The Islamic Medical Association of SA celebrated Nelson Mandela Day nationally with all the Branches reaching out to the community and offering various services. The Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital, IMASA Durban Branch & IIROSA hosted a free Cataract Camp on Saturday 15th July 2017 at the Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital in commemoration of Mandela Day.
Dr C Moolla , Dr Nasser Khan & Dr R Moodley ( Ophthalmologists ), Dr H Moodliar and Dr S Manga (Anaesthetist) and staff of Ahmed Al Kadi have volunteered at no cost to provide their expertise. Alhumdulillah, whilst IIROSA donated all the consumables and lenses.
IMASA First Renal Dialysis Unit
Alhumdullilah, another milestone reached by the Islamic Medical Association of SA [IMASA] with the opening of the Fatima & Dawood Hassam Ahmed Moosa IMA RENAL UNIT with the first patients being dialysed without any teething problems.
This is the first of a number of units to be established in South Africa, which will ensure that patients who are turned away from the Public-Sector Hospitals left to die a slow agonizing death, now has hope of a better quality of life In Sha Allah.
IMASA Durban Outreach Programme
Ramadan Outreach – Sunday 11th June 2017:
Over 800 hot meals, fruit and other goodies were provided to residents of the Rainbow Ridge Informal Settlement in Clare Estate and the Welbedacht Community in Chatsworth. Children were given jerseys, sweet treats and chips.
Sincere thanks goes out to the volunteers of IMA Baytul Nur and Mohamed Imraan of Outreach SA
Ramadan Hamper & Blanket Distribution
IMASA Durban’s Annual Ramadan Hamper & Blanket distribution took place on Tuesday 13th June 2017 at IMA Baytul Nur. Grocery hampers and blankets were distributed to the less fortunate IMA Baytul Nur beneficiaries.
JazaakAllahu Khairan to our sponsors; Africa Muslims Agency & The Natal Memon Jamaat (NMJ) for their generous donations of blankets and grocery hampers.
IMA Durban / Baytul Nur Fundraising Dinner – 05th May 2017
IMA Durban / Baytul Nur hosted a dazzling fun filled evening on the 05th May 2017 where after months of preparation by the staff and volunteers culminated into an extravaganza of presentations, highlighting the projects of Baytul Nur and the future Frail Care Facility.
The programme followed with a delicious dinner and entertainment for ladies only. This annual fundraising dinner always affords Baytul Nur an added boost to run their offices and continue with their various projects and every year, we are overwhelmed with the support of our generous donors and the community of Durban Alhumdulillah
IMA Baytul Nur/Durban Pre-Ramadan Senior Citizens Pamper Day
IMA Baytul Nur treated a group of grannies to breakfast at Kikis today 23rd May 2016.
A beautiful sunny morning filled with smiles from our elderly citizens who eagerly awaited the scrumptious Pre-Ramadan breakfast held at Kiki’s Spark Road Overport. The programme was coordinated by the volunteers of IMA Baytul Nur. Dynamic Apa Adila Kharsany our guest speaker for the morning inspired all with a beautiful talk on benefits and rewards of Ramadaan. Ramadaan packs, sponsored by our volunteers were gifted to all present.
Diabetic Foot Care Pre-Ramadan Programme
On the 13th May 2017, the Ahmed Alkadi Private Hospital & IMASA Durban Branch hosted a “Diabetic Foot Care Pre-Ramadan Programme with a morning and afternoon session focussing on educating the community about “The Diabetic Foot” with guest speakers such as; Dr Hoosen Randeree, Dr Ahmed Kadwa & Anette Thompson.
Foot Screening was conducted by our qualified Podiatrists and then followed by the afternoon session, which entailed the Pre-Ramadan Screening and medical advice offered by all our medical volunteers.
We would like to thank all our volunteers and those who attended this event. We hope that the aim and objective of offering informative medical education and free medical services has proven beneficial to our community.
Annual Friends of the Elderly Event 12th April 2017
IMASA Durban Branch
Friends of the Elderly Luncheon on 12th April 2017
Months of preparation and weeks of meetings culminated into an amazing and explosive morning – an amalgamation of the elderly in all their glory and wisdom all under one roof. This initiative was born out of the needs of the Elderly which was expressed by them so that they can socialise and mingle and taking cognisance of the fact that many old people face challenges, abuse and loneliness. So “Friends of the Elderly” was born … Spearheaded by IMA Baytul Nur which is a Social Wing of the Islamic Medical Association of SA [IMASA] including our dynamic groups and partners, such as; Baytul Nur volunteers, Jamatun Nisa, World Memon Organization, Womens’ Cultural Group, COCA (Circle Of Care Org), North Beach ladies volunteer group, Mothers of Mercy, Sisterz 2gether, Kzn Hospital Ladies group, Helping Hands, Kennilworth Respite Centre,Al Imdaad and SANZAF. The morning was abuzz with the elderly being transported by private taxis , buses and many generous people dropping off the old at the NMJ Islamic Centre venue.
The Elderly were from different religious backgrounds and cultures.It was truly a celebration of socialising and sharing untold journeys. Many were just happy to be pampered. A well-constructed program was delivered and entertainment provided. We were privileged to have the participation of three Radio stations namely; Radio Alansaar, a local community radio station – Channel Islam International (CII) and Radio Islam as Media Partners. Our guest of honour was; Councillor Fawzia Peer, our Deputy Mayor always gracing us with her presence and addressed our special guests, providing the elderly with safety tips . Decadent treats and morning tea was served, followed with the elderly getting free Hearing Screening , Eye Screening and Blood Pressure Screening. A dietician was available to offer her valuable advice on correct eating habits. A scrumptious lunch was enjoyed by 1260 elderly. Dessert and goodie bags were greatly appreciated by our old and wise citizens of Durban.
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our generous donors and sponsors without whom this occasion would not have been possible. The shining stars were our ever-encompassing volunteers from all the organizations who always dedicate and avail themselves to assist in an event of this magnitude. We hoping that this luncheon will extend its parameters to many more elders to meet and greet, uniting the community and for the youth to appreciate and continue this calibre of work by honouring our elders. In Sha Allah
May Allah [SWT] accept our efforts AAMEEN
IMASA Durban CPD Dental Programme 25th March 2017
World Kidney Day Programme 09th March 2017
The Islamic Medical Association of South Africa [Durban Branch] & IQRAA Trust hosted a “World Kidney Day” Programme at Baytul Nur in Sherwood, Durban on the 9th March 2017 with the aim of creating awareness around the effects of Kidney Disease and Dialysis in our community. Alhumdulillah, the event was well attended and received by the community.
The theme of the programme for this year is “Kidney Disease & Obesity”, how to act early and prevent it. The project launched in 2007 and has been very successful ever since with the help of many kind-hearted sponsors and medical personnel voluntarily providing their valuable time and service. This programme was specifically dedicated to all dialysis patients and included the attendance of many IMA Committee Members, High School Students; Nursing Students from Malagazi, sponsors, community member, renal dialysis patients and their families.
The opening prayer was done by, Dr Ebrahim Khan and a warm welcome by Dr Mohamed Cassim Solwa.
An excellent and informative presentation was done by IMA Nephrologist, Dr Afzal Khan, on Causes of Renal Failure & Preventative Measures, with interaction from the patients and the audience.
Dietician, Raeesa Seedat gave a presentation on the Renal Diet, what it entails, as well as advice and guidelines on healthy living.
Neetu from Eli Lilly offered a presentation and talk on Diabetes Management.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks and acknowledgement of sponsors by Zeenath Khan.
Refreshments and delicious snacks were served thereafter.
The audience indicated that the Awareness Programme was of much benefit and they learnt a lot, especially the high school learners in Grade 11 who will be covering the KIDNEY in their next syllabus.
This unique project of the Islamic Medical Association has assisted patients who could not afford dialysis treatment and were turned away by the state hospitals. These ill patients who cannot afford private treatment has benefitted from the IMASA Dialysis Project and many have regained their health and are leading normal, active lives. Dialysis treatment also includes other associated care which is very expensive.
Our [IMASA] aim is to assist as many patients as possible but with limited funding we are unable to provide this. We appeal and look forward to sponsorship assistance from businesses, individuals etc. to continue providing this much needed service to the underprivileged.
The Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (IMASA) always aims to educate the public on medical issues and caring for their health.
Sponsorship of Bedsitters
Sr Honey Allee, Dr Razia Karrim & Dr Yusuf Osman of the IMASA Durban Branch committee facilitated the sponsorship of X18 Bedsitters from the Sultan Family for boarder mothers at RK Khan Hospital.
Dr Karrim is the great granddaughter from the Sultan Family and it is the intention that they further revamp the Paediatric Ward in the near future In Sha Allah.
The mothers were ecstatic as there is a great need for these sleepers.
The good work continues ALHUMDULILLAH
IMASA / UKZN Optometry Partnership
Optometry Academic Leader Dr Diane van Staden (centre) seals a partnership agreement with IMA Durban Chairperson, Ms Sabera Asmal (right).
The Discipline of Optometry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has reinforced a partnership agreement with the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) in a recent meeting held at the Westville campus. A collaboration agreement was signed with UKZN’s Optometry Discipline also presenting the Islamic Medical Association with a certificate of appreciation given the long standing funding support by IMA towards providing eye care solutions for the indigent through UKZN’s Optometry clinic.
For the past five years the Islamic Medical Association has funded specialised hard contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and other significant vision problems who cannot afford this type of correction. ‘Our aim is to improve vision and quality of life for indigent patients, particularly those from rural communities’ said Ms Sabera Asmal, the Chairperson of the Islamic Medical Association in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Optometry clinic offers full vision care services including eye examinations, provision of spectacles and contact lenses, paediatric vision and binocular vision therapy and low vision services which focuses on partially-sighted patients.
‘With IMA channelling funding through our UKZN Eye Clinic, there has been immediate benefit of improved vision, followed by improved quality of life, extended to secondary benefits such as increased opportunities for social and economic advancement through their improved visual abilities. If people can see, they are enabled to work and have fulfilling social lives. This partnership has made a remarkable impact already. Other opportunities for support and collaboration will still be explored further.’ expressed Dr Diane van Staden, Academic Leader at UKZN’s Optometry discipline.
IMA has offered to sponsor the cost of contact lenses for up to 20 indigent keratoconic patients who require hard lenses and are seen in the UKZN Optometry clinic in 2017. In addition, IMA has agreed to fund the provision of 20 pairs of spectacles and 10 low vision devices for indigent paediatric and visually impaired patients respectively who cannot afford them.
‘Eye care services have become more affordable and accessible to indigent communities in recent years, but hard contact lenses in particular are a specialty service not offered by many practitioners in the private sector and are not available at all in public sector hospitals. IMA’s funding of these lenses will go a long way towards assisting patients who cannot afford such,’ said Miss Naimah Ebrahim Khan, a contact lens Lecturer at UKZN’s Discipline of Optometry.
In the collaboration firming meeting between IMA and UKZN’s Optometry Discipline, the need to workshop Eye Clinic staff on the selection criteria for patients who would benefit in the 2017 Keratoconus project was discussed and emphasised at length. Patients who are identified as needing correction and cannot come up with the funds will undergo a basic socioeconomic screening interview. A basic means test will include looking at the number of people living in the household, number of people employed in the household and the total household income. Thereafter, identified patients will be expected to contribute a percentage of the cost of the devices, the balance of which will be covered by the IMA.
The Discipline of Optometry expressed the value of its association with stakeholders such as the IMA and will continue to strengthen partnerships of this nature for the benefits of patients in need.
Breakfast at Berkeley Guest House
On the 22nd January 2017, guests from IMASA visited the premises of the Berkeley Bed & Breakfast facility soon to be converted into a much needed Frail Care Centre under the Banner of IMASA / Baytul Nur
In Sha Allah.
There is a dire need to take care of the vulnerable aged members of our society.
May Allah [SWT] accept our intentions AAMEEN
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Islamic Perspective on Spirituality in Health Care
Stalwart Member of IMASA, Prof Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim presented a very informative paper on
“The Islamic perspective on Spirituality in Health Care” at a conference at Chatsworth Hospice.
Receiving a token of appreciation from Sr Honey Allee [Programme Director] on the 21st January 2017
IMASA Durban Orphan Outreach Programme – 12th November 2016
On the 12th November 2016, IMASA Durban Branch hosted 110 orphans and vulnerable children from Malugazi at our clinic with a variety of fun activities with prizes and a delicious meal.
We enlightened them with some important discussions such as; TB Education, Taking care of yourself and avoiding any form of abuse.
A special thank you to Dr Hanif Kathree [IMASA Member] who generously sponsored the meal.
A programme we hope to implement on a monthly basis Inshaa Allah
Cancer Health Expo – 29th October 2016
The Al Ansaar Cancer Support Group held its 7th Annual Chai Day and a Cancer Health Expo on the 29th October 2016 at the Al Ansaar Hall in Durban. This hugely successful initiative creates awareness around cancer and its related issues.
For the 7th consecutive year, IMASA Durban Branch female health professionals assisted with the Breast Examinations which included for the first time Blood Pressure Screening. The medical aspect of this event was co-ordinated by Dr Shakira Cassim.
All thanks goes to our health professionals who helped; Dr Fatima Shaik, Dr RB Karrim, Dr Kamallah Naidoo, Sister Aneesa Dada and Sister Naseema Haffejee. Thanks also goes out to Dr Marsha Maharaj of Advanced Radiology Image for the BP monitoring.
About 60 people were screened and about 6 – 10 abnormalities were picked up on Breast Examination. About 100 people had their BP checked.
IMASA Durban Cancer Support Workshop – 20th October 2016
IMASA Durban Branch offered counselling and facilitated a 4-hour workshop for the Al Ansaar Cancer Support Group and the Verulam Islamic Institute on the 20th October 2016 at IMASA BAYTUL NUR boardroom.
21 people attended the programme, all of whom will receive a certificate of attendance, which will be held on 10 November 2016 Inshaa Allah.
IMASA Durban future Frail Care Centre Update
Alhumdullilah IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Trust is now the proud owners of Berkley BnB located at 5 Berkley Cres Dbn North.
This future Frail Care facility will continue to run as a Halaal BnB for the next year and bookings are being taken for the December 2016 for anybody wanting to enjoy their vacation in the beautiful city of Durban!
IMASA Durban Baytul Nur future Frail Care centre in Durban North, one of our many projects will take care of frail members of society including training for family members who need to take care of the handicapped & the frail.
Members of IMASA celebrating the official handover
Heritage Day 2016
IMASA Durban Baytul Nur celebrated “Heritage Day” with 107 orphans and vulnerable children.
This event was held at Malugazi Clinic. Mr Sameer Essop from Isipingo sponsored delicious Akhni, cool drinks and ice cream and Yasiera Mahomed contributed the fruit and crisps to treat the children during the programme.
A day filled with fun and smiles all round.
IMASA Durban medical students offer free health screening to the elderly
Alhumdulillah, on 23 September 2016, Friday the KZN Medical students had the good fortune to spend the afternoon at Baitul Hifazat Home for the Elderly mothers.
There was a small programme organized with serving of refreshments and gifts handed to the respectable mothers. The programme commenced with a zikr, qiraat and a short talk by Appa Farzanah Rawat following with blood pressure screening and glucose screening.
The screening was very well received and appreciated by the elders and it gave the students an opportunity to interact with them. Their advice and dua’s are invaluable and the students were honoured to be in their presence and to be able to be of service to them. Alhumdulillah
IMASA Durban Branch Annual Golf Day – 02nd October 2016
After months of planning, the annual IMASA Durban Branch Annual Golf Day was held on Sunday, 2nd October 2016 to coincide with the last day of the Islamic Year!
The format of the golf was a shot gun start 4 ball better ball alliance with two scores to count. With over 100 players in attendance it was the perfect way to start the golf.
After a rain deluge on Saturday night there was concern that either the course will be closed or they will not allow carts. However, both concerns did not materialise. We had good weather – no rain but very windy and cold with a 108 players playing.
On two holes we provided snacks for all the players which by all accounts was enjoyed and most welcomed. All players finished by 11h30 after which the cards were checked and presentation of prizes was done at 12h10 including some lucky draws.
A buffet lunch of soji, chicken biryani with all the accompaniments was served (vegetable pasta for the vegetarians) and ice cream and chocolate sauce completed the meals.
This is annual fundraising event offers many members [Healthcare Professionals], Corporate Companies and Organizations an opportunity to participate, whereby the funding raised are utilized for the 3 IMASA Durban Healthcare Clinics and Mobile Clinics in underprivileged areas. The IMASA Durban Branch from humble beginnings attended to 1000 patients monthly and is now servicing the medical needs of just over 6000 patients per month. Alhumdulillah
IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Wellness & Lifestyle Fair – 23rd October 2016
Date: Sunday 23rd October 2016
Venue: NMJ Hall, Durban IMA Baytul Nur
hosted its Ladies only Wellness day on Sunday, 23rd October 2016.
The fair was held in association with ABSA and generously supported by Ahmed Al Kadi Private Hospital. The fair commenced at 10.00 am and was officially opened with a dua at 11.00. It was a full day of entertainment, shopping, eating, fun and beauty treatments. There were several talks and one was on Breast Cancer.
Ladies were entertained by the hilarious comedian Annaluxmi. Make Up and Scarf demonstrations were presented by the talented Shagufta from Xpressions. There were 63 different stalls selling / promoting Health & Beauty Products, Make Up, Abbayas, Scarves, Jewellery, Gifts, Kitchenware, Sweets, Savouries, Meals, Cakes, Organic foods, Fitness Demonstrations, etc.
Our food court sold a variety of tantalizing and yummy food. Samoosas, Healthy Salads, Biryani, Roti stuffed with kabaabs & Boti chicken, hot dogs, chips and yummy cakes were on sale.
Kids were well occupied at our kiddies’ corner with a jumping castle colourful crayons and coloring books. They were also entertained by a clown.
This successful annual event attracted about 800 guests.
Our special thanks go to the team of volunteers that give their time and energy in ensuring that our events are successful. May Allah reward them with the best in both worlds, Ameen
IMA Baytul Nur – 031 2097838 – firstname.lastname@example.org
IMASA Durban Branch celebrates “Women’s Month” – August 2016
The IMASA Durban Branch celebrated Women’s month at an indigent school in Unit 2 for senior female citizens. Many caring sisters provided blankets, shawls, lotions and a delicious sponsored meal to the 36 special guests who attended. In addition to this, a motivational talk was given and the IMASA mobile team provided PHC for 33 people Alhumdulillah.
IMASA Durban Branch also hosted a Women’s Day Programme on the 11th August 2016. The programme included an address by our Key Note Speaker; Sr Reyhana Seedat [Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist], fun time with Munira Gangat from “Olive Kissed”, make up demos by Juweiriyah Naroth and a scarf styling demo session by Salma Kazi. An event enjoyed and appreciated by all the females in attendance.
On the 12th August 2016, IMASA Durban Branch spent the morning with Municipality workers in celebration of Women’s Month. Shaida Jazbhai and her hospital team sponsored each of these women a health & hygiene pack and another sponsor generously donated meals for all these deserving women.
IMASA Durban Branch hosted a Women’s Month Seminar on the 23rd August 2016 with and attendance of 73 ladies in total. Our dynamic speakers included Mrs Zulekha Mkhize who spoke about her very emotional yet life changing journey towards Islam and Sr Suraiya Nawab [CEO of the Muslim Aids Programme] who gave us some insight on her latest book describing her experiences during her battle with cancer. We would like to thank them and all our guests who honoured us with their presence and we look forward to the next empowering Women’s Programme Inshaa Allah
IMASA Durban celebrating Nelson Mandela Day – 18th July 2016
On the 18th July 2016, the IMASA Durban Baytul Nur partnered with Circle of Care Association [COCA] started the day in keeping with the spirit of Mandela Day by visiting a local underprivileged school. Over 300 learners arrive at school daily in winter with no jerseys to keep warm and the 2 organizations distributed jerseys to these learners. The entire school of over 1000 learners were gifted with fruit, biscuits, chips and other treats.
The team then visited the elderly and frail in our community and visited the Baitul Hifazat ladies home in Sydenham Durban. Our mothers were treated to some goodies, pampering and a short programme on Health & Wellness, which included hearing screenings conducted by Nabeela Patel of Patel & Suleman Audiologists. This was followed by a lovely lunch treat and interaction with our volunteers. An afternoon that really lifted the spirits of the elderly ladies.
The Ahmed Alkadi Hospital, Management and Staff also did their bit for Mandela Day by preparing lunch packs for all the patients at Malukazi, Marianhill Clinics and Shongweni Mobile Service. The staff of all the clinics including 75 children received Ahmed Alkadi Cooler bags with luxuries and hot dogs. These children applauded the gesture and sang beautiful songs of praise in gratitude. It was truly a gratifying experience to have the entire management and staff present, personally distributing these gifts and displaying the charitable ethos of our clinics and IMASA in general.
IMASA DURBAN BAYTUL NUR – FLOOD RELIEF
Extreme weather conditions claimed several lives and many have been left homeless and destitute in the wake of the worst floods to hit KZN this year . A significant number of communities lost their homes and belongings through this disaster .The IMASA DURBAN Baytul Nur team offered some relief by distributing soup and rolls to over 1500 flood victims in the Clare Estate, Overport and Reservoir Hills Informal Settlements on Tuesday 26th July 2016.
IMASA Durban Branch Celebrates Mandela Day [ July 2016 ]
1ST EVENT: On Monday 18th July 2016 in keeping with the spirit of Mandela Day, the Team of staff and volunteers of IMASA Durban Baytul Nur, in partnership with the Circle of care Association (COCA) visited a local underprivileged school. Over 300 learners arrive at school daily in Winter with no jerseys to keep their warm. IMASA Durban Baytul Nur and COCA distributed jerseys to these learners . The entire school of over 1000 learners were gifted with fruit, biscuits, chips and other treats to mark Mandela Day . Alhamdulillah a most fulfilling 67minutes in spirit of Mandela.
2ND EVENT: Mandela Day Old Age Home Visit: After having treated kids at a primary school the IMASA Durban Baytul Nur team moved on to their next group ,the elderly and frail in our community and visited the Baitul Hifazat ladies home in Sydenham,Durban. Our mothers here were treated to some goodies , a short programme on health/wellness and hearing screenings conducted by Nabeela Patel of Patel & Suleman Audiologists. This was followed by a lovely lunch treat and interaction with our volunteers. An afternoon that really lifted the spirits of the eldery ladies.
*********************************************************************************************************************************333RD EVENT: IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Elders Morning: On Tuesday 19 July, IMASA Baytul Nur in partnership with Sparkport Pharmacy played host to the eldery and frail in the community for an educational morning. Speakers included Dr Ashiana Singh from Himalaya products, Belinda from Fora Africa and Kessie Gounden from Activo Health. Participants for the mornings programme had blood pressure and sugar level screenings done as well as being able to interact with exhibitors and have all their queries answered before enjoying some socialising with a sumptious tea spread.
4TH EVENT: IMASA Durban Branch Baytul Nur spending quality time with the Zanzibar ladies after providing a very inspiring motivational talk – 19th July 2016
5TH EVENT: IMASA Durban Branch staff at RK Khan TB – addressing the patients afflicted with TB and distributiing blankets thereafter – 19th July 2016
AHMED ALKADI HOSPITAL TEAM CELEBRATE NELSON MANDELA DAY
MESSAGE FROM SISTER HONEY ALLEE
It gives me great pleasure to inform you all that Suraiya Vaize organised a Mandela Day Celebration for our clinics. I am so excited to acknowledge this wonderful gesture from Ahmed Alkadi Hospital, Management and Staff. They prepared lunch packs for all the patients at Malukazi, Marianhill Clinics and Shongweni Mobile Service. They further provided all staff of all 4 clinics and the Mobile with Ahmed Alkadi Cooler bags with luxuries. The staff were really touched by this gesture.
They also provided cooler bags with luxuries and hot dogs for 75 children at our Malukazi Clinic. These children included some of our homework club, youth club and our neighbouring creche. These children applauded the gesture and sang beautiful Mandela, thank you and other songs of praise in gratitude.
The most striking expect of this Ahmed Alkadi Mandela Day gesture was the charity begins at home concept. It was also gratifying to have the entire management and staff with us, personally distributing these gifts to our clinic staff and patients. They seem to have enjoyed the children’s distribution get together most of all. To quote Andrew the HR Manager “It would be so good to get our children come witness how the other half of the world lives and survives”. The Matron Linda was overwhelmed as were her staff of the charitable ethos of our clinics and IMASA in general. She now has offered to get involved with the clinics and contribute materially and nursing wise. Junaid the pharmacy manager has offered to take our nurses through the pharmacy orientation and education programmes. Mohamed is prepared to help our clinics with maintenance issues. Mr. Docrat as usual is prepared to help in anyway possible. Nasreen the OT manager has always been helpful in providing us with samples etc and promises to continue helping us. All the unit managers offered their help once they on their feet.
I really would like to congratulate Suraiya Vaizie for coming up with this incredible idea. I really am grateful for this magnificent outpouring of help from Ahmed Alkadi. I was personally brought to tears by the beneficence of this entire project. To finish off the gesture Solly Suleman presented me with a beautiful gift from Ahmed Alkadi after thanking me for leading the clinic through the years. I have no words to express my gratitude to everyone involved in this unbelievable gesture of sharing, caring and humanity. Jazakalah and may Allah SWT grow you all from strength to strength and may Ahmed Alkadi Hospital become a beacon of hope for all our patients and well wishes. Salaams and Duas.
IMASA Durban Branch Ramadhaan 2016 Events
Iftaar Dinner with Baria Alamuddin at IMASA Durban Baytul Nur
An Iftaar dinner was held in partnership with IMASA Durban Baytul Nur, Minara Chamber of Commerce and Xanopia Women Business Forum on the 23rd of June 2016 at IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Conference Room.
The topic was ‘Conversation on Women and Islam”.
Ms Baria Alamuddin was the guest speaker. She is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. She is currently the Editor of Media Services Syndicate, Foreign Editor of Al Hayat. She expressed the importance of supporting each other especially in projects that address the needs of women and women empowerment.
More than 60 ladies attended and dinner was enjoyed by all.
Ramadhaan Weekend Outreach Programme
IMASA Durban Baytul Nur co-ordinated successful outreach programmes in the Chatsworth and Welbedacht areas every Sunday during Ramadhaan.
Grocery hampers, hot meals, fruit, treats, toiletry packs and clothing were distributed to many families each week.
Many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who made this possible.
Pre-Ramadhaan Elder’s Get Together
On the 31st October of May 2016, IMASA Durban BAYTUL NUR hosted their “Elders Get Together”, which takes place once a month.
The Elderly received gifts packs for Ramadhaan sponsored by the generous community of Durban namely Gorima’s, WCG and Baytul Nur Volunteers.
A bring and share event with scrumptious eats was enjoyed by all.
We would like to sincerely thank our guest speakers Mualimah Zaakirah Ansaarmia who spoke on the virtues of Ramadhaan and Dr Farouk Haffejee on healthy living in Ramadaan.
IMASA Durban Free Pre-Ramadhaan Screening Programme
IMASA staff: Fahiem, Zeenath, Themba and Sbu
Shirin Cassim – IMASA Durban Branch Office Manager
Sister Rose, Sr. Tseeke and Sr. Mdluli
Kadija Paruk – Social Worker
Patel & Suleman Audiologists
Dr. Solwa, Dr. Sheik and Dr. Mayat
World Kidney Awareness Day – 10th March 2016
ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA – DURBAN BRANCH
WORLD KIDNEY DAY AWARENESS PROGRAMME 10TH MARCH 2016
KIDNEY DISEASE AND CHILDREN – HOW TO ACT EARLY AND PREVENT IT !!!
The Islamic Medical Association /IQRAA World Kidney Day Programme took place in Durban on
10th March 2016 to create awareness around the effects of kidney disease and dialysis in our community. The theme of the programme for this year was Kidney disease and children, how to act early and prevent it. The project launched in 2007 has been successful with the help of kind hearted sponsors and medical personnel voluntarily providing their valuable assistance and service. This successful programme was specifically dedicated to all dialysis patients and was well attended by IMASA Committee members, sponsors, community, renal dialysis patients and their families.
The opening prayer was done by, Dr Ebrahim Khan. Welcome was done by Dr Mohamed Cassim Solwa, followed by a very informative discussion on Kidneys and the care thereof by Dr Mohamed Cassim Solwa.
Dr Mahmoud Youssef- Baker from IQRAA Trust addressed the audience, with a light-hearted and motivational discussion.
Dietician, Mandy Read gave an informative presentation on the Renal Diet, what it entails, as well as advice and guidelines on healthy living.
An excellent presentation was done by Nephrologist, Dr Ismail Randeree, on Causes of Renal Failure with interaction from the patients and the audience. He answered many questions posed to him.
A light hearted presentation was done by Sr HB Allee on Diet and Exercise and how important this was to maintain good healthy life-style.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks from Dr Mohamed Cassim Solwa, the closing prayer from Dr Mohamed Cassim Solwa and refreshments and delicious snacks were served.
The audience indicated that the Awareness Programme was of much benefit and they learnt a lot.
This unique project of the Islamic Medical Association Of SA has assisted patients who could not afford dialysis treatment and were turned away by the state hospitals. These ill patients who could not afford private treatment have benefitted and many have regained their health and lead normal active lives. Dialysis treatment includes other associated care which is very expensive. Our aim is to assist as many patients as possible but with limited funding we are unable to provide this. We appeal and look forward to sponsorship assistance from businesses, individuals etc. to continue providing this much needed service to the underprivileged.
The Islamic Medical Association (IMA) always aims to educate the public on medical issues and caring for their health.
For more information please contact the IMA Offices on 031 2072250 or 0312084558.
IMASA Durban Branch Cataract Project
The IMASA Durban Branch has been running a successful cataract project in partnership with the Mc Cord KZN Provincial Eye Hospital. Patients seen on the project come via the states waiting list as well as through the IMASA, as deserving social cases, who meet the reduced vision criteria specified by the Department of Health.
Should they come via the IMASA, they are screened by an IMASA volunteer optometrist prior to being referred to Mc Cord Hospital.
In addition to the ongoing project, in October 2015 during the Eyecare awareness month, the IMASA sponsored by the Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital funded X100 cataract operations at Mc Cord Hospital, with the majority of the patients being from the states waiting list.
You see the world through your eyes and as the IMASA, we hope to continue assisting patients to restore sight and experience the visual beauty of life.
Any Optometrists who would like to volunteer their services to the IMASA Clinics in Durban—contact IMA Office:
+27 31 207 2250 / +27 31 208 4558
Revamp of IMASA Durban Branch Circumcision Clinic
During January 2016 the Islamic Medical Association Durban Branch and MATCH signed a contract affording the IMA the privilege of becoming a MATCH partner for circumcisions. Alhumdulillah we met all their audit criteria and started our first circumcision clinic at 301 Randles Road in partnership with Darul Yatama on Sunday the 6th of March 2016.
We are allowed to circumcise children 10 years and over. On the Sunday 9 children and 3 adults were circumcised.
Our gratitude to Dr. Chips Bhayat, Dr. Anwar Peer, Dr. M. Saley, Dr. M.Z. Sheik, Dr. Yusuf Ameer, Dr. Haroon Patel, Dr. A Abdulla and Dr. Ismat Moosa.
The launch of this clinic was held at 14:00 on Saturday 5th of March 2016.
SPONSORSHIP BY TIBB INSTITUTE
Over the last 6 years Professor Rashid Ahmed Hassen Bhika has been supporting the KZN clinics with Health Educators. He has further been providing all the necessary equipment, supplies, salaries, information, flyers, banners, stationery and uniforms with travel allowance for these staff.
On the 2nd of March 2016 Professor Bhika signed the 2016/ 2017 contract giving the IMA KZN renewing his commitment for the year ahead. We now have 4 Lifestyle Counsellors working in that department.
Our heartfelt appreciation to Professor Bhika and TIBB Institute.
Picture below shows Professor Bhika and Sabiera Asmal the Chairperson of IMASA Durban Branch signing the contract.
IMASA Durban Baytul Nur Health, Wellness & Beauty Fair – 29th September 2015
IMASA Durban Baytul-Nur hosted their first ever Health, Wellness & Beauty Fair on Tuesday 29th September 2015 at the Al Ansaar Hall in Overport with over 600 visitors attending. This was a ladies only event. Ladies were treated to a complimentary hand massage and bottomless tea and coffee.
Exhibitors had a range of items on display and for purchase. Freshly grown fruit and vegetables were available and visitors were treated to freshly squeezed juice. Other stalls included a variety of health and beauty products. It was a day filled with health, wellness and beauty tips.
Blood pressure, glucose testing, eye and hearing screening were offered at a nominal fee.
The reflexologist and Thai massage therapists were inundated.
Overall the event was a huge success, Alhamdulillah.
Volunteers and Staff of the Islamic Medical Association must be commended for a sterling effort.
Victim to Victor!!!! 16 Days of Activism
IMASA Durban colleagues and workers gathers at Gugu Dlamini Park Durban celebrating 16 days of activism with +- 3000 youth on the 25th Novembr 2015 at the IMA Baytul Nur 22 Browns Grove Sherwood.
No Violence against Women and Children!!!!!!!
Help Break the Silence.
Nurses on Training
Nurses on training for Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital funded by IMASA Durban Branch attending monthly sessions on Islamic Ethics. We are trying to bring “Caring Back To Nursing”
IMASA Durban Ramadhaan Projects 2015
The pre –Ramadaan programme at the Islamic Medical Association [Durban Branch] included a spiritually and emotionally uplifting session on the 3rd June (for ladies only) by Specialist Psychiatrist, Dr Zeenat Kader. Dr Kader took attendees on a “journey” of inner emotional freedom, healing and transformation by following the teachings of Quraan and Sunnah.
On the 9th June Dr Ebrahim Khan and a team of medical experts presented valuable information around issues of “Health Concerns in Ramadaan”. The purpose of this programme was mainly to provide patients with guidance on how to cope with their chronic conditions, advice on how to take their medication and adjust their doses during fasting.
IMA Baytul-Nur staff & volunteers once again pooled their resources together to provide hot meals, fruit and grocery hampers to the much deserving members of Chatsworth and surrounding Welbedacht. This activity took place every Sunday during Ramadaan. Between 600 & 1000 people were provided with meals each weekend.. Alhamdulillah what a satisfying experience!! May Allah accept. Ameen. With the kind sponsorship of our generous donors many of our recipients received Ramadaan & Eid Hampers.
Jazaakallah to the Westville Muslim Students Association [Durban] for donating food hampers to the Malugazi residents who were very appreciative and overjoyed.
Due to Mandela Day falling on Eid day this year, Baytul-Nur did their share in the week following Eid. We partnered with Sparkport Pharmacy staff to provide lots of goodies to patients at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Community Hospital on Thursday, 23rd July. The little ones were particularly excited with the gifts they received. On Friday 24th July soup was served to patients at the Addington Hospital. The paediatric ward patients were treated to special gifts which were very much appreciated.
IMASA Durban Branch Sports Day – 06th June 2015
1200 children came in to enjoy closure of “Child Protection Week” at Malugazi school.
We would like to thank Yaseera & SAMNET for providing games and gifts which were very much appreciated by all our little guests.
Thank you to Imraan Outreach SA who feed them with 3 huge pots of food and 70 loaves of bread.
We were told 350 children would attend but to our amazement, 1200 children in total came in with indemnity forms.
Thank you to Sister Honey Allee & her team who facilitated the whole programme.
A day of fun, fun and more fun. The appreciation and joy on the faces of all these children were more than enough reward. Alhumdulillah.
IMA Baytul Nur Fundraising Dinner – 22nd May 2015
Natural splendour for décor complimented the African theme on the 22nd May at the NMJ Hall in Morningside.
IMA Baytul-Nur’s Annual Fundraising Dinner was once again a roaring success with over 400 beautifully clad ladies. On entering the venue, one was greeted by sounds of animals and pretty little Zulu girls. A funfilled programme and Indo-African cuisine complimented the ambience for the evening. With May being “ Africa Month” the theme was most appropriated allowing women to experience “real African” culture.
IMA Baytul-Nur staff & volunteers clad in magnificient African attire welcomed guests. An incredible colourful fashion-show was the highlight of the function. The first 3 winners were delighted with their prizes that included a day at a spa, a 2 night getaway and a R4000.00 beauty hamper.
3 cheers to our caterer Akram & Sameera Bemath who provided a mix of Asian and African style meals. After much coercing our volunteers eventually came up on stage to be applauded by a grateful and very satisfied audience. Comments like “We really look forward to Baytul-Nurs Dinners that allow us to “let our hair down” within privacy of an all-female audience event, were made.”
Some speeches were made to inform the audience of Baytul-Nurs’ activities but the confusing one was when Sr Honey Allee came up on stage with a baby on her back and spoke plain Zulu. The M.C Cassandra Zungu a news reporter on Radio Al-Ansaar then appealed to the audience to learn Zulu.
Calls from satisfied attendees encouraged the volunteers to do even better next year.
Thank you everybody who assisted and attended and continues to make this event an annual success!!!!!
Xenophobia Relief Project by IMASA Durban
IMASA [Durban Branch] supported by World Memon Organization [WMO] embarked on medical relief on Sunday 19th April 2015 with volunteer doctors , IMA staff & nurses providing medical care to foreign nationals in 2 shelters in Phoenix & a shelter in Chatsworth Durban.
The Xenophobia resulted in many of our fellow Africans taking refuge in these camps and in many cases with just the clothes on their backs. The medical team provided medical care to 70 patients who were Somali & Ethiopians from the business community.
The next stop was the shelter at the Rydalvale grounds in Phoenix where over 2000 foreign nationals had gathered. Over 200 patients were given treatment at this centre by the health professionals.
The IMA thanks the WMO for supporting this initiative which gave much comfort & relief to these displaced and traumatised brothers & sisters in humanity.
A special thanks to the Akoonjee family, not forgetting the IMA office staff Suraiya Vaizie and Shirin Cassim and family. All who sacrificed their Sunday and went beyond their hours of duty and volunteered their services. Also many thanks to Dr Haroun Patel, Dr Ahmed Manjra, Dr Shakira Cassim, Dr Rias Khan, Dr Yunus Akoonjee, Solly Suleman, Essack and Sr Dora. It was a team effort that made it all possible. Many thanks to all. May Allah Bless and reward all. AAMEEN
IMASA Durban Branch Orientation Braai 2015
The Islamic Medical Association [Durban Branch] hosted over 50 Medical and Allied Health Professional students at an Orientation Programme on Saturday, 28 March 2015.
The programme was held at IMA Baytul-Nur, the social wing of the Islamic Medical Association. Mr Solly Suleman, Vice Chairperson of the IMA [Durban] explained that the objective of the Orientation Programme which is held annually is to encourage health science students to become active volunteers through the Islamic Medical Association.
Dr Goolam Hoosen and Dr Haniff Kathree, founding members of the IMA told students of their experiences as young volunteers in the communities they served and explained the importance of giving back some of their time to serve the underprivileged.
Other speakers included Dr Ebrahim Khan, Dr Shakira Cassim Khan, Sabera Asmal, Sr Honey Allee, Fathima Abdulla and Mr Iqbal Sabath.
Studentsshowed much enthusiasm to get involved. Khadija Manjra a fifth year medical student and the MSA (Muslim Students Association) representative said that she was indeed very impressed by the various projects and activities run by the Islamic Medical Association and that she would get more health science students to become active members.
Studentsthat attended were from various health science faculties including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, optometry, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, Medical orthotics and prosthetics and psychology.
To get involved in activities of the IMA please call 031 207 2250 or 031 2097838
Malagazi Clinic – Official Opening
The clinics run by the IMASA Durban Branch, as its biggest day to day tasks, saw a successful completion of the new building at our Malagazi Clinic and an Official Opening in March 2014 by Ethekwini Municipality Mayor James Nxumalo.
The Marianhill, Braemar and Mobile clinics continue to service surrounding rural areas with an average of 5200 patients being consulted monthly.
Dermatology, Dental and Optometry services are successfully conducted at the Marianhill clinic and soon to commence at Malagazi as well Inshaa-allah.
The year also brought with it the opening of an additional clinic in Inchanga in partnership with Inchanga Islamic Centre. Further, our clinics run a monthly home based care training service in Malagazi where 25 students are trained monthly. Further, TIBB health education is provided to patients at our clinical sites.
World Kidney Day Programme 2015
IMASA Durban Branch Annual Graduation 2014
The Islamic Medical Association of South Africa – Durban Branch held their Annual Graduates Dinner on Friday, 28 November 2014 at NMJ Islamic Centre.
The evening commenced with the Qiraat recital and the MC, Mr Solly Suleman welcomed all and highlighted the activities of the IMA together with video clips relaying the projects.
Our Guest Speaker was Professor Ahmed Bawa – Vice Chancellor of Durban University of Technology. His advice to the graduates regarding their career was well received.
Our founder member, Dr GM Hoosen imparted words of wisdom and motivation to the graduates to stay focused and always remember their Islamic identity and values.
IMA Bags including a number of gifts were given by generous donors together with a copy of the Oath of the Muslim Health Professional handed to the graduates by Dr GM Hoosen & Mrs Fatima Hoosen.
The Graduates expressed their appreciation to the IMA for the kind invitation.
The evening was enjoyed by all attending with a scrumpious dinner.
The IMASA Durban Branch thanked all involved in making this a successful function and wished the 2014 Graduates success in their career, In Shaa Allaah.
IMASA Durban Branch ” Annual Golf Day” 2014
The golf day turned out to be an enjoyable day with lovely weather for the golfers. The golfers were welcomed with goody bags sponsored by Malls Tiles and a treat from Lancet. Once registered the golfers were ready to hit the golf course.
While the men played golf the wives attended the ‘Ladies High Tea’ sponsored by the Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital. The High Tea proved to be a success for the second year running. The ladies were treated to a delicious high tea, a scarf demonstration and an afternoon of pampering, provided by a team from Beauty in Motion.
While the parents occupied themselves with golfing and pampering, the kids enjoyed the afternoon playing in the fully supervised Kids Zone. The kids were fed and also had a chance to design a cupcake. Each kid paid a small fee of R10 and the money raised, went towards the clinics fund.
All net proceeds of this event go towards the sustenance of the five IMA clinics in rural KZN, Inchanga (new clinic), Malukazi, Marianhill, Braemar and the mobile clinic which services the Shongweni area.
This event could not be possible without our many sponsors, we thank all our sponsors for being part of our event and making it a successful one.
- Lancet Laboratories
- Malls Tiles
- Dr F Rawat
- Dadas Spices
- Ahmed Al-Kadi Private Hospital
- Plush Hospitality
- Gem Schoolwear
- Dianke Gifts
- A.H Grocers
- Bargain Wholesalers
- Durban Cricket Academy
- Golden Glo
- Hibiscus Hospital
- Spice Delite
- Love me candies
- Sparkport Pharmacy
Cii / IMASA [Durban] ”GAZA Ambulance Drive”
With a 10 day lead time, to organize a fund raiser, market it and aim for raising as much funds as possible towards the GAZA Ambulance Drive, Alhamdulillah, with the Grace of the Almighty, Allah SWT, and the support of our community, over R1,9 million was raised to purchase ambulances in Gaza, at the Durban based Cii Projects Gaza Ambulance Drive, featuring a talk from the renowned Dr Mads Gilbert, at NMJ Hall in Durban on the 27th August 2014.
The event was a project by Islamic Medical Association of South Africa, Minara Business Chamber, BDS and Palestine Solidarity Forum. The dinner, together with various exquisite items auctioned through generous donors, and an energetic platform for pledges, resulted in this phenomenal achievement, Alhamdulillah! All for the pleasure of Allah SWT.
Almost 1000 people sat silently in awe at the riveting presentation given by Gilbert, while countless more listened over air, as the talk was broadcasted on Channel Islam International Radio.
The Norwegian Doctor, a specialist in anesthesiology, served in the Al-Shifa Hospital during the most devastating bombing periods in the Gaza strip by Israeli Military, as well as serving in Gaza in the previous three attacks from 2006. His presentation based on the wars, was engulfed in emotion, heartache, and pain, as he gave a personal account of his days at the hospital, of how operating rooms were shared and decisions of who to save, and who to let die were made.
Using his own personal account, as well as verified sourced statistics, Gilbert placed names and faces to a select few, from children, mothers, the heroic hospital staff and the brave ambulance paramedic teams that were targets for the Israeli Military while responding to distress.
Gilberts thanked and saluted South Africa for their strong role in standing in solidarity with Gaza, adding that due to South African history, and the fight for freedom from apartheid, South Africa was seen as a role model to the people of Gaza.
He spoke about how the staff of Al-Shifa hospital applauded when they saw the massive Cape Town march for Gaza on television.
He thanked his hosts, Cii, and joked that when he initially received a call, he thought it was the CIA that were trying to get hold of him,
Setting the tone for his presentation, he asked the audience to imagine they were in Gaza.
“Turn off the lights, there are no lights in Gaza, this will not be pleasant.”
“Behind The Mask” IMA Baytul Nur Annual Fundraising Dinner
The NMJ hall provided a perfect backdrop to round off women’s month. IMA Baytul-Nur Durban arranged and presented a fun filled evening for women only on Friday 29th August 2014. Those attending adorned masks that bewildered the eye. The dazzling women relaxed in an ambience of splendour. Prizes were presented to the best dress, best mask and best overall. Formidable judges had the most difficult task deciding on the winners in the various categories.
Jailoshini Naidoo, the guest entertainer for the evening had the audience in stitches with her brilliance and skill using humour. The [MC] Farzana Variawa used her unique expertise in raising R3000.00 by auctioning a frame and watch. The décor aptly complemented the theme for the evening which was “LIVING YOUR FULLEST AS A WOMEN”.
The event, although a fundraising effort by the dedicated volunteers of Baytul-Nur served as an exceptional marketing tool for the activities of Baytul-Nur.
Mandela Day 2014
In commemoration of Mandela Day on Friday 18th July 2014, IMA Baytul Nur staff and volunteers spent the morning with the little patients at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital.
The little ones were handed special treats and were given lots of love.
Shukran to all the generous volunteers and sponsors who contributed towards the goodies bags
Ramadhaan 2014 Outreach Programmes
An important matter for Muslims to realize is that Da’wah is an obligation upon them. Allah (SWT)says in the holy Quran:
“Invite to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom and fair preaching and argue with them in a way that is better.” (Quran, An-Nahl:125)
Imasa [Durban branch]/ Baytul Nur partnered with IPCI and other generous donors of the community once again gave Da’wah and provided some basic health education to the underprivileged community of Welbedacht in Chatsworth. The event took place on Sunday 13th July 2014. More than 500 residents of Welbedacht were given a meal (chicken akhni) a variety of fruit, naan and other goodies that included biscuits, chips and sweets for the children. Blankets, beanies, socks and grocery hampers were also distributed.
Welbedacht has become a major area of concern and the need for dawah, social relief and development, education on health and social issues are critical. Poverty, HIV and AIDS, substance abuse and conversion from Islam to other religions are on the increase in this community.
Alhamdulillah, the IMASA Durban Branch / Baytul Nur were able to serve another very deserving community on Sunday – 06th July 2014 at the Rainbow Ridge Informal Settlement in Clare Estate – Durban. The community here is made up of all races and religious groups. A hot meal, some fruits and drinks were provided. In addition to this Africa Muslim Agency distributed beanies and the members of IPCI were there to give Da’wah and hand out Islamic literature.
Caring for the Elderly Programmes
The NMJ Islamic Centre in Durban was abuzz with activity last Thursday – 19th June 2014, as the Islamic Medical Association Durban Branch together with several other local sister organizations hosted approximately 500 elderly members of the community.
Sean Overall Hearing Systems along with Sabera Asmal and the Nursing Sisters from the IMA and Sydenham Clinics joined us in helping to provide free hearing, eye, sugar and pressure tests. The Durban MSA Medicine and Optometry students assisted them. An interactive and lighthearted programme then followed. Speakers included Moulana Mohamed Chohan, Professor Bilkish Cassim, Shamim Khan, Sister Honey Allee and Mrs Zuleika Mayat who discussed issues regarding old age, health and wellbeing.
Sr Honey Allee said that one of the key features amongst the elders was the lack of companionship. Several organisations have volunteered their services in providing companionship. A cursory look at the needs assessment questionnaire that was filled in by the elderly gives the impression that they would appreciate help in various forms.
A delicious lunch was then served and each person went home with a goodie bag.
The Islamic Medical Association would like to thank all those who were involved in making the day a success.
Alhumdulillah, on the 18th July 2014, 37 elderly in the Malukazi were pampered with foot and shoulder massages by Sister Honey Allee and the rest of the staff members of the newly relaunched IMASA Malukazi Clinic in Durban. Each person received a cup of hot drink of nutritious Ensure, a fruit, Future Life Porridge and gifts to take home. An informative exercise programme was conducted and as a token of appreciation for their participation, our Home Based Caregivers provided them with song & dance. The elders thoroughly enjoyed the TB & Arthritis Education Session and we finished off with the youth leaders giving them a very colourful talk and music on Nelson Mandela, our late former president.
Brand New Clinic for Malukazi
In 1978 members of the Muslim Youth Movement’s Isipingo branch wanted to provide free water to the people living in the informal settlement of Malukazi. The Kader family stepped in, donating a piece of land on which the MYM erected a clinic. Initially, Muslim doctors from the area provided free health services on Sundays. In 1980 the clinic was handed over to the IMA Clinics Committee, and is now run by professional nurses on a full time basis.
However, as pivotal a role as it played, the IMA KZN recognised that the 90m2 clinic was in dire need of a facelift and instead of renovating it, undertook to replace it with a brand new 560m2 structure, which was officially opened in March this year.
The new clinic – which was made possible by a generous 2.2million rand donation from the South African Muslim Charitable Trust (SAMCT) offers a range of much-needed services including primary healthcare, the training of caregivers interested in home-based care, HIV testing and counselling, as well as access to a dermatologist and an optometrist to the surrounding community.
The double storey structure also houses a youth and senior citizens club, and will soon provide tuition for high school learners in the area.
The IMA KZN will now look into improving the facilities at its other primary healthcare clinics which are situated in Marianhill and Bremar in the midst of very poor communities. All IMA KZN clinics – in addition to offering specialised services like optometry, dermatology, occupational therapy, etc. – are approved VCT centres and offer HIV AIDS counselling and testing on a regular basis. These clinics, together with the IMA KZN mobile clinic which serves the community of Inchanga, take care of the medical needs of just over 6000 people.
They also run four week ‘home-based care’ training courses under the tutelage of a qualified nursing sister, which equip approximately 300 people a year with the skills and knowledge they need to administer home-based care to the sick.
Partnerships: The Key to A Healthier Nation
In trying to increase the access to quality healthcare for all South Africans, the IMA regularly partners with other organisations. The effectiveness of such partnerships can be gauged from the following excerpts reproduced with slight modifications from a report compiled by Sister Honey Allee, the IMA KZN’s nursing director about the organisation’s partnership with the Muslim Aids Programme (MAP), and the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb.
IMA KZN and MAP
The Muslim Aids Programme based in Johannesburg is made up of the Jamiatul Ulama, Islamic Care Line and the Islamic Medical Association. The head office is situated in Johannesburg under the national management of Suraiya Nawab. This office is responsible for submitting proposals to various funders. Over the years the IMA KZN branch has received funding from the national office. The funds received have always been allocated to specific projects and the finances are managed by head office. The KZN project is managed by Sister Honey Allee. An administrator and three peer educators are given stipends ranging from R1000 to R3000 each per month. The IMA KZN branch pays a total of R12 170 to four workers working on this programme. Funds are allocated for catering, travel, printing, venue hire, stationery and equipment usage.
Tibb and the IMA KZN Clinics
Over the past three years the Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb has invested more than R430 000 into the running of lifestyle awareness programmes at the IMA clinics in Malukazi and Marianhill.
The new 12 month agreement, signed on the 20th of February 2014, not only signalled the importance of collaboration between the two organisations but, with an increase of more than 27% from the previous budget, highlighted the value Tibb places on the activities of the IMA in KZN. Tibb has committed itself to funding an operational budget of R 204 250 for the year 2014. This budget includes gardening, catering, workshops, travel, administration, communication material and management of the programme.
Tibb also finances two staff nurses – one in Malukazi and one at Marianhill clinic. Their role is to provide a full comprehensive health education serve to as many patients as possible, who come into the clinics. This is in addition to two mass community health education programmes, which Tibb makes possible on a monthly basis, wherein workers see more than 100 people, all of whom are provided with meals by Tibb.
IMA-UKZN Kerataconus Project
In partnership with UKZN’s optometry department, the IMA provides hard contact lenses for patients suffering from Kerataconus, who cannot afford treatment.
Air Mercy Project
IMA health professionals play an active role in relief and outreach through the Red Cross Air Mercy programme. The IMA is called on to assist by the Department of Health in KZN whenever there is a shortage or absence of doctors in outlying rural areas.
Ophthalmic Laser Project: In partnership with Sealake Industries the IMA provided a much-needed ophthalmic laser machine to St Aidans Hospital, helping the ophthalmic department cope with the increasing bed load of diabetic patient requiring laser treatment.
Dissemination of Information
As part of its public health education programme, the IMA KZN regularly hosts ‘health file’ type programmes on community radio stations, providing information on various health issues to the public. The IMA is also regularly called upon by the media to comment on current medical issues. Leaflets educating the public about health related issues like smoking, HIV AIDS, Diabetes are also regularly published.
IMA Baytul Nur
IMA Baytul Nur: Helping to Create a Spiritually Healthy Society
Creating a healthy society is not one-dimensional. On the one hand there’s the physical well-being of an individual to consider. But equally important, and inextricably linked to one’s physical health, is one’s psychological and spiritual well-being.
It was to take care of these aspects of holistic wellbeing that the Islamic Medical Association KZN branch established its social wing – Baytul-Nur (aptly meaning ‘House of Light’)
IMA Baytul-Nur focusses on addressing the social problems all communities are prone to, as well as creating awareness about them, through the provision of well-informed and targeted interventions which deal with everything from domestic violence, to HIV Aids, marital and familial issues, substance abuse, trauma, etc.
The model adopted is a holistic bio, psycho, social and spiritual one, which ensures that issues are appropriately dealt with.
IMA Baytul-Nur’s areas of operation include Overport and its surrounding areas, Chatsworth, Isipingo, Verulam, Phoenix, etc.
In addition to providing counselling, the centre trains volunteers, as well as community healthcare workers, social workers and healthcare professionals.
Statistics for 2013
Face to face Counselling – 883
Training – 545
Telephonic counselling – 990
IMA Baytul-Nur Activities and Services:
> Face to face counselling – individuals, couples (pre and post marital), families
> Telephonic counselling – 0860 786 911
> Training of volunteers, professionals, caregivers
> Social and financial assessments to establish eligibility for IMA renal dialysis, cataract, wheelchairs and hearing aid services as well as for financial assistance and nursing bursaries
> Providing light refreshments for patients at state hospitals
> Prevention and awareness campaigns
> Visits to children’s homes, homes for the elderly, shelters for the abused
22 Browns Grove, Sherwood, 4091, Durban
031 2097838 / email@example.com
IMA Baytul Nur Trust [Lillah For Nursing Students]
> Account Name: IMA Baytul Nur Trust [Lillah For Nursing Students]
> Bank: Albaraka
> Account No: 786 000 82184
> Branch: Durban
> Code: ) 800000
> Ref: Your name + Lillah
Donations (Banking Details)
Islamic Medical Association Clinics Committee [Lillah]:
> Account Name: Islamic Medical Association Clinics Committee (Lillah)
> Bank: Nedbank
> Account No: 1359 250492
> Branch: Overport
> Code: 131326
> Ref: Your name + Lillah
IMA Baytul Nur Trust [Lillah For Nursing Students]:
> Account Name: IMA Baytul Nur Trust [Lillah For Nursing Students]
> Bank: Albaraka
> Account No: 786 000 82184
> Branch: Durban
> Code: 800000
> Ref: Your name + Lillah
IMA Zakaat Fund [Zakaat Only]
> Account Name: IMA Zakaat Fund [Zakaat Only]
> Bank: HBZ
> Account No: 119 011 05818
> Branch: Durban
> Code: 570126
> Ref: Your name + Zakaat