Asalaam u alaikum.
All praise is due to Allah swt for giving us the opportunity once again and guiding us to host a successful 34th annual convention of the Islamic Medical Association of SA.
Alhamdulillah we were blessed with a phenomenal team of volunteers and staff, that were passionate and results driven, who worked long hours, despite certain challenges, to ensure that all the pieces fitted together for a successful convention.
Our theme Faith , Fitness and Finance was very apt during this period in our lives and in relation to our 20 years of democracy in this country.
Our international guests viz, Imam Afroz Ali and Shayk Kamaluddin Ahmed were brilliant and had our delegates amazed at their knowledge and presentation skills that were thought provoking and mind boggling.
Our local guests including Imam Fuzail Soofie, Dr Mohamed Moosajee and many others were inspirational and informative as well. The management and staff of the Tsogo Sun Elangeni hotel were very accommodating, hospitable and ensured that all our guests were well catered for and enjoyed their stay over the long weekend.
We had over 250 delegates, spouses, youth, students and children and we extend our thanks appreciation to all of them for ensuring the success of the convention.
We hope that through vigorous marketing and membership recruitment we could influence higher numbers of delegates to attend the 35th convention in Gauteng Inshallah.
It is important for all Muslim health professionals to realise that the Islamic Medical Association is a vehicle to help conscientise ourselves firstly, use our skills to uplift our disadvantaged communities secondly and most importantly do our work for the pleasure of our Creator Allah swt.
The strategic planning session on Thursday 1st May 2014 ably facilitated by Farouk Ebrahim of KPMG, will, we hope chart a way to achieve the aims and objectives and recharge the organisation Inshallah.
We hope that all that attended took something away from this convention and it has and will make a sustainable difference in their lives, their families, benefit their patients and the community at large.
Wassalaam IMASA Convention 2014 Committee