Reflection – Salah

Working in healthcare is hectic. Patients and administrative tasks, among other things, occupy a substantial amount of our time. At times these duties seem to be never-ending, and as a result we may miss praying our Salah (prayers) in the appropriate time.

Salah is an important part of a Muslim’s daily routine. It helps us take a break from what can seem like a rat race, and allows us to … Read more...

August News & Views

An article this month in the journal Developing World Bioethics argues against the prohibition of surrogacy by many Islamic scholars, challenging the arguments against surrogacy which include concerns over gene mixing and the involvement of a third party.

Read “Reexamining the Prohibition of Gestational Surrogacy in Sunni Islam” here

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A study in the journal Religions exploring the problem of OCD washing subtype (repeating Wudu several times) suggests an … Read more...

August Events Roundup

1. In preparation for Lifesavers 2017, regional training days were held in 8 locations around the country, with an attendance of over 120 mosque leads & volunteers. More on the list of 60+ mosques involved in delivering Lifesavers involved here.

2. BIMA East Midlands held a well-received social in Leicester, giving local Muslim healthcare professionals a chance to network and enjoy some fantastic Turkish food.… Read more...

July News & Views

Firstly this month, a study in the Journal of Religion and Health identifies the different trust issues among American Muslims regarding their attitudes and behaviours towards healthcare, which could help healthcare professionals (and others involved in designing health intervention programs) gain the trust of the Muslim patient population.

Read “The Types of Trust Involved in American Muslim Healthcare Decisions” here

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July Events Roundup

1. BIMA Trainees organised the the national FY1 Induction event took place on Saturday 22nd July nationwide in 4 locations- London, Birmingham, Leicester and for the first time in Leeds, Yorkshire. The event was a huge success with over 150 signups nationwide.

2. BIMA sent 12 delegates from all over the UK to attend the Federation of Islamic Medical Association’s (FIMA) Youth Summer Camp 2017 in Istanbul, a week-long program

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June News & Views

Firstly this month, a study in the journal Aging & Mental Health examining the association between refugee mental health, past traumatic experiences, and religious observance found that refugees with a higher level of religiousness did not show higher levels of PTSD after exposure to war trauma compared to those with a lower level. The authors argue that religious observance provides a buffering effect to refugees’ mental health from severe war … Read more...

June Events Roundup

1. Shaykh Dr. Rafaqat Rashid hosted a Ramadan webinar discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan, while Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera hosted another webinar later in Ramadan on maximising one’s time in Ramadan.

2. Our team in the North East hosted an iftaar in Newcastle. Attendees had the opportunity to network with fellow Muslim healthcare professionals and students, and we look forward to bringing more of our activities to the … Read more...

F1 Induction Event 2017

 

The highly successful ‘BIMA F1 induction’ event is back! This year, our events will take place on Saturday 22 July from 11am – 3.30pm in the Midlands, London, North West and South West!

Delivered by current foundation doctors who have excelled through training, this is a must for all newly-qualified doctors about to start work this August. The event will make you feel more confident about starting work and … Read more...

Ramadan Webinar 2017 Video

 

Learn about basic laws of fasting, the spiritual and physical benefits of Ramadan, and a chance to ask questions with the speaker.

Dr Shaykh Rafaqat Rashid is a traditional Muslim scholar, GP and professional trainer and educator. He is an academic in the field of Islamic medical ethics and medical law, and is also a honorary lecturer at the University of Leeds.

 

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May News & Views

Firstly this month, a study published in the BMJ Open Diabetes explored the behaviour of patients with type 2 diabetes that chose to fast during Ramadan.

Through a series of interviews, the research team in Malaysia found that, among the sample of 53 patients studied, only one patient consulted a doctor before implementing a drug regimen change, which the authors state might be due to, among other reasons, a ‘perceived … Read more...

May Events Roundup

In preparation for Ramadan, our teams across the UK held Safer Ramadan sessions to improve the general public’s understanding on fasting in Ramadan with diabetes. This was an opportunity for attendees to take part in an interactive discussions on this important condition just before Ramadan.

14 sessions were held in the North West, 4 sessions in the East Midlands, and a session at Glasgow Central Mosque. We would like to … Read more...

Ramadan Webinar

Join us for BIMA Professional Development team’s first Ramadan reminders webinar, discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan as well as the essential Fiqh rulings surrounding the month.

The webinar will be delivered by Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid, a traditional Muslim scholar, GP and professional trainer and educator. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of Leeds and an academic in the field of Islamic medical ethics and … Read more...

Ramadan Initiative 2017

In collaboration with

The Ramadan Initiative is one of BIMA’s many successful community projects.

The project’s aim is to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals on safe and effective prescribing for Muslim patients who fast during Ramadan.

Our team of consultants, GPs and pharmacists have developed Powerpoint presentations (for hospital or GP settings) for teachers to deliver across the whole country in the weeks leading up to and during Ramadan.

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April Events Roundup

1. The North West region hosted a health fair at the UKIM Khizra Masjid. Over 500 people attended to check out 25 stalls including: free health checks, information from local CCGs, stalls from Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the local hospital palliative team, the “Eye Pod” from RNIB, and various health care professionals who volunteered their time to help the community.

2. In London, BIMA collaborated with The … Read more...

April News & Views

Firstly this month, the first study on the feasiblity of a physical activity intervention in a mosque-based setting was published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health this month.

The intervention, which included aerobic as well as strength training activities, targeted South Asian Muslim women (with a mean age of 51 years old) at the risk of diabetes, and received positive feedback from participants.

The authors recommend mosque-based health … Read more...

BIMA London – Prevent: Safeguarding or Spying?

 

 

We are collaborating with the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML), Muslim Engineers’ Network, The City Circle, and the The Muslim Council of Britain on the topic of Prevent: Safeguarding or Spying?

 

Date: Friday 28 April 2017
Time: 6.45pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London, W1H 4LP

 

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/500743613382979??ti=ia

 

Panel Speakers:
Max Hill QC (Independent Reviewer of Government legislation

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