Friday, 15 December 2017


The first IMA Convention was held from 14-15 March 1981 at the Natal Medical School and served as the forum for the official launch of the IMA. During the past 17 years, the IMA has grown to become a successful, dynamic and respected organization in South Africa. Its current membership stands at 1300 with 20 branches countrywide.

The IMA of South Africa also played a pivotal role in bringing about the formation of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) in December 1981.

Current Activities

Owing to the commitment of its members, the IMA of South Africa continues to be a vital and relevant organization both locally and internationally. Its many activities include the running of primary health care clinics throughout South Africa, relief work within South Africa as well as in countries such as Mozambique, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, publications in general concerning Medicine and Islam, and on specific issues relating to medical ethics and the Islamic viewpoint and annual conventions to stimulate research and the pursuit of academic excellence.

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