PISANG continues to educate the public on the role and importance of Islamic medical treatment through its mobile clinics. Several mobile clinics for the screening and treatment of jinn disturbances and sihir (black magic) were held in Cairo, Egypt.
PISANG has continued to extend services to various countries. In Ramadhan this year, screening clinics were held in Melbourne, Australia. The objective of the screening was to diagnose if anyone has been affected by jinn disturbances or sihr (black magic). At every clinic, treatment is also given to those who have been affected by the the problems.
Melayu UK and PISANG (Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group) have jointly put effort in the Love Sufiah initiative with encouraging positive results. In addition to the Love Sufiah initiative, PISANG also held mobile clinics for screening and treatment of sihir and jinn disturbances in Bicester, Manchester (twice), Birmingham and Aberdeen. We apologise for the cancellation of the London clinic and also for not being able to meet requests from other areas.
Despite the strong support Melayu UK and PISANG have received, we are still facing a big deficit on the Love Sufiah initiative. Please donate generously for this good cause and help us balance our account.
Kami amat kesal dengan kenyataan Mufti Perlis, Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, kerana membuat kenyataan melulu yang tidak sepatutnya dikeluarkan oleh seorang mufti.
Harian Metro keluaran hari Isnin 3 Mei 2008 melapurkan Dr Mohd Asri memperlekehkan kemampuan Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group (PISANG) dengan menggunakan ungkapan âdua tigaâ hari berada di United Kingdom (UK). Kami ingin menegaskan bahawa PISANG bekerjasama dengan Melayu UK yang sudah lama bertapak di UK. PISANG bukanlah badan yang ditubuhkan di Malaysia tetapi ia adalah satu pertubuhan yang sekarang di dalam proses pendaftaran di UK. Saya, selaku Pengerusi PISANG telah menetap di UK selama 32 tahun. Oleh itu kami lebih mengetahui keadaan sebenar dan mampu bergerak secara professional di UK berbanding dengan pengalaman Dr Mohd Asri.
Dr Mohd Asri juga menyatakan yang beliau lebih berminat untuk mendengar apa yang dikatakan oleh persatuan Islam yang sudah lama bertapak di UK. Kami cabar Dr Mohd Asri supaya menyatakan nama persatuan Islam yang mengambil berat hal Sufiah Yusof dan apa kenyataan serta tindakan yang mereka ambil. Dr Mohd Asri sepatutnya berusaha memperbaiki diri sendiri sebelum menyalahkan orang lain.
Hamidi Abdul Rahman
Presiden Melayu UK
A delegation comprising of Trimizi Zainal, Hanafi Abdul Malek and Ms. Nor Azian Ab. Rahman, of Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group (PISANG), arrived in the UK on Tuesday 22nd April 2008. Their presence in the UK is to cooperate with Melayu UK in bringing back Sufiah Yusof to live a decent and respectful life. Abdul Hadi Talhah, the fourth member of the delegation, will be arriving in 2 weeks time.
PISANG comprise of professionals in various disciplines geared to meet the challenges of promoting holistic Islamic treatment at the global arena. With a high success rate in Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Australia, USA, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Sufiah’s issue has attracted the interest of the group.
We are very concerned with the involvement of Sufiah in immoral activities, which we believe is caused by complex external and internal factors. By taking a pro-active action in Sufiah’s case, we hope to protect the dignity of a woman, a Malay and a genius. We do not want a repetition of similar cases either in the UK or anywhere in the world.
Hamidi Abdul Rahman
Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group
Three decades ago Islamic banking does not exist and banking without interest was confined to theoretical ideas on paper. The world, including the majority of Muslims, was sceptical that Islamic banking was feasible. The proponents of Islamic banking then had a tough time answering criticisms from the opponents. Now Islamic banking has become a reality and big conventional banks e.g. HSBC and Lloyds TSB sell Islamic banking products alongside their conventional products. The voice of criticism is no longer heard.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industry and consumers go to various extent to stay healthy, experimenting with various alternative methods, drugs and food supplements even though their effectiveness are still being debated. This is because hospital treatment alone does not give a complete answer to one’s health. Furthermore, western medical practice does not give answers to all types of diseases.
There is one aspect of Islamic medical treatment which considers metaphysics factors (e.g. Jinn and black magic) as the cause of some diseases which can cause physical bodily harm or psychological or paranormal changes in human behaviour. Just like Islamic banking concepts had faced stiff criticism from skeptics, this section of Islamic medical treatment will face strong criticism from opponents. This section of Islamic medical treatment takes into account metaphysical factors as the cause of some diseases, challenging the theory of modern medicine which denies the existence of metaphysics-being such as Jinn.
Critics will view the proponents of Islamic medical treatment as people who live in the past and those who have not kept up with progress of the 21st century. Their rejection is motivated by pre-conceived ideas, not by sound debate on the subject. In the past, proponents of Islamic medical treatment were handicapped simply because they cannot reach a large audience to convey their arguments. This has been caused primarily by their weaknesses in English and lack of medium to convey their argument. The popularity of internet technology and the presence of many English-speaking proponents will now allow the debate of Islamic medical treatment to be heard around the globe.
It took three decades for Islamic banking to establish itself as a viable alternative to conventional banking. It is not unreasonable to say that three decades from now, we will most likely see Islamic medical practice establishing itself as a viable alternative to modern medicine on certain diseases. Just like we now have a conventional and Islamic counter at leading banks, it is not absurd to visualise a ‘normal disease’ counter and a ‘paranormal disease’ counter at hospitals in the future.
A wide range of changes can happen in the future. Health insurance in the future may cover treatment using Islamic medical practice. With mobile internet gaining even higher bandwidth, Islamic medical practitioners will use mobile phone video-streaming technology for remote consultation and remote treatment. Mobile phone users will also start downloading Islamic medication verses in addition to their favourite ring-tones.
Many non-Muslims are now using Islamic banking and we can also expect many non-Muslims to resort to Islamic medical practice in the future. With intellectual debates, academic publications and R&D on Islamic medical treatment on the way, critics of Islamic medical treatment will soon be on the defensive. Just like the case of Islamic banking, these critics of Islamic medical practice will be silenced eventually.