Islamic Medical Association of South Africa

In the 1970's, a few Muslim doctors established a Sunday clinic at Braemar, Natal to cater for a black rural community which had no access to health services. The initial name was Lajnatul Atibba (Doctors’ Committee) and it served as the forerunner for the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) of South Africa which was launched in 1981. Its membership is around 1300 with 20 branches countrywide. The IMA also played a pivotal role in the formation of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations in 1981. IMA is a member of SANHA (SA National Halaal Authority).

To promote a better understanding and appreciation of Islam and of Medicine within the framework of Islam.
To establish libraries for the use of the members and others.
To educate Muslim healthcare professionals of the Islamic values and ethics and to apply these in the healthcare sector.

Running primary health care clinics in SA.
Relief work in SA and countries such as Mozambique, Afghanistan and Somalia.
Publications in general concerning Medicine and Islam, and on specific issues relating to medical ethics and the Islamic viewpoint.
Annual conventions to stimulate research.

PO Box 48786, Qualbert, 4078, Durban
Tel: +27 (0)31 207 2250 Fax: +27 (0)31 207 2260