Continuing Religious Education

Practicing evidence based religion is the cornerstone of success in life for a Muslim healthcare professional (HCP). Over the past decade, considerable research has emerged that demonstrates the benefits of religious practice within society. Religious practice promotes the well-being of individuals, families, and the community. Religious practice benefits not only individuals, but also communities. Religiously active men and women are often more sensitive to others, more likely to serve and give to those in need, and more likely to be productive members of their communities. Religious practice is linked to greater generosity in charitable giving. In extensive research documenting the relationship between Religion and philanthropy. The vast majority of the studies reviewed give evidence of numerous societal benefits of religious belief and practice. Unfortunately this aspect is usually ignored even by most of the medical organizations amongst Muslims. MMM aims for HCPs to be successful both in this life and the hereafter as we care for them. So to achieve it we conduct regular continuing religious education (CRE) programs at various levels across the country.

Moreover, Behavior and mannerism is very important part of professional life. Ethics are always basis for improving healthcare quality. Merely technological and scientific advancements can’t improve quality of healthcare services. Religion is strongest driving force for behavior modification and ethical practices as it gives us strongest sense of accountability. Religiousness is also significantly associated with psychological well-being. Indeed, the range of health-related, behavioral, and social outcomes with which religiousness is associated is both provocative and enlightening. Hence continued religious education (CRE) is in fact essential for professional development. All our educational activities are a beautiful blend of recent advances and religious inspirations. A brief review of our activities for continued religious education is:

  • We have developed Islamic Libraries in our regional offices and in many medical institutions to provide authentic literature base for healthcare professionals.
  • At district level we conduct regular lectures and classes for Tafheem-e-Deen focusing various aspects of a Muslim’s life especially his role towards Muslim Ummah.
  • In medical institutions Tarjuma-tul-Quran classes are organized in order to make realize HCPs what Allah, the Almighty, demands from them?
  • In the month of Ramadan special sessions and Iftar Dinners are conducted to remind HCPs of their responsibilities in this holy month.
  • Islamic literature is the basic tool of Dawah. MMM also publishes and distributes books, pamphlets and broachers to spread the word of Allah Almighty.
  • MMM is striving to produce a dedicated team of HCPs who practice Dawah with acumen and communication that is convincing and effective, both professionally and culturally