IMAQ: AFFILIATION WITH AIMA
As of 2023, IMAQ is now nationally affiliated with the Australian Islamic Medical Association (AIMA) as its Queensland Branch.
For further information, including upcoming events, registrations, and what AIMA, and AIMA Queensland can offer you, please see www.aima.org.au.
The Islamic Medical Association of Queensland Inc. (IMAQ) was formed in Brisbane in 2010 to establish a network of Muslim Healthcare Professionals.
The initial need to establish an organisation of Muslim healthcare professionals in Queensland was first identified a few years ago in response to the increase in the number of health professionals and the specific needs of both our Muslim healthcare providers and those of our patients.
In January 2010 a group of Doctors, Dentists and Allied Health Professionals eventually came together to establish the organisation, which was officially launched in July 2010.
IMAQ's primary objective is to establish a network of Muslim healthcare professionals. Most of these are recent migrants and many are overseas qualified graduates and we have no local network to pool this wealth of resources across all our various disciplines.
Our members include Medical, Dental and Allied Healthcare Professionals, as well as students in these various disciplines. Members are primarily based in Queensland but we do have members from other states across Australia.
We now have about 230 members across Queensland.
We aim to establish regional branches across the state. In February 2012 a local branch established in Mackay.
If you would like to establish a local branch in your area kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMAQ will provide a forum and resources to promote an awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values amongst our members and the wider community, whilst we disseminate information and guidelines of practice to our members and our patients, all within the Islamic framework.
We encourage members to get involved in the activities and events hosted by IMAQ, and would like to receive your suggestions and feedback on these activities.
The IMAQ executive meet monthly and we look forward to your attendance and participation in these meetings to share your thoughts and ideas.
Recognising Young Muslim High Achievers
In 2022, we continued to recognise the high achievers among our young Muslim community, at the High Achiever Ceremony for outgoing Muslim High Schoolers, hosted by Human Appeal, with IMAQ as a proud sponsor, featuring presentations from our president, Dr Fatima Ashrafi, and executive member, Dr Zarin Nuzhat.
Alhamdulillah, in conjunction with Red Cross Lifeblood, and AIMA, we were proud to represent Queensland in the 2022 Lifeblood series, with attendees from Masjids all across Queensland rolling up their sleeves to volunteer to donate blood!
Unfortunately, out Toowoomba brothers and sisters were rained out by the inclement weather, and have rescheduled for a future date.
Introducing the 2022 Executive Committee
Alhamdulillah, we are blessed to see our President, Dr. Fatima Ashrafi, Treasurer, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, and Secretary, Dr. Abid Majid, continue in their roles.
We welcome Dr. Omer Shareef, as Vice-President.
President - Dr Fatima Ashrafi
Vice President - Dr Omer Shareef
Treasurer - Dr Muhammad Ashraf
Secretary - Dr Abid Majid
Assistant Secretary & Medical Student/Junior Doctor Representative - Dr Salih Ibn Mohamed
Alhamdulillah, our Lifestart 2021 program, teaching valuable CPR, choking and basic first aid skills at Holland Park Masjid on 12/06/21 was a rousing success!
Many thanks to Dr. Omer Mohammed for facilitating the day, and our demonstrators, Dr. Abid Majid, Dr. Faruk Ayvaz, Dr. Masa Safari, Dr. Zarin Nuzhat, Sr. Moonira Moolla and Dr. Salih Mohamed!
We look forward to more Lifestart events at other masjids in the near future, so watch this space.
Introducing the 2021 Central Executive
President - Dr. Fatima Ashrafi
Vice-President & Treasurer - Dr. Muhammad Ashraf
Secretary - Dr. Abid Majid
fima conference 2015 - Macassa INdonesia
The annual 32nd FIMA Conference in conjunction with the IIMA (Islamic Medical Association of Indonesia) Convention will take place in Macassa, Indonesia 11-16th August 2015.
Please see the FIMA website for details.
See the latest FIMA Newsletter
Member Information update
We are in the process of updating our membership details. Many colleagues details have changed including specialty, work and contact details.
This information will be used to update our records as well as to market and share information about your clinic or work contact details to patients to assist with appointments.