Lack of an organised body of Muslims united under a leader has been identified as one of the challenges facing the establishment of Islamic hospitals for Muslim women in particular.
Dr. Fuad-deen Olabisi Kekere-ekun, a Nigerian trained medical practitioner from University of Varna, Bulgaria, made the disclosure in a Facebook post monitored on Friday by Muslim News.
In the post, which has received reactions from concerned Muslims since it was first posted on Wednesday, Dr. Kekere-Ekun quoted the Hadith (saying) of the Prophet (peace be upon him) which enjoined Muslims to be united under a functional leader.
He described the leader as the one “who commands authority over the Muslims and to whom they listen, take orders from and obey his directives. That is lacking today. Without strong leadership, very little can be achieved in this area.”
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CHALLENGES FOR ESTABLISHING ISLAMIC HOSPITALS ESPECIALLY FOR MUSLIM WOMEN
Some of the major problems facing the ummah in establishing islamic hospitals and in providing islamic alternatives for the ummah especially the women when they seek medical assistance are as follows :
1. Lack of an organised body of muslims united under a leader. The Prophet s.a.w. enjoined us to always be in the united body of muslims and to always have a functional leader who commands authority over the muslims and to whom they listen to, take orders from and obey his commands. That is lacking today. Without strong leadership, very little can be achieved in this area.
2. Lack of proper orientation for our medical professionals especially the female ones on how best to make use of their profession by the scholars and leaders of the ummah.
3. Lack of proper planning by the muslim community on how best to utilise the services of our female medical professionals.
4. Lack of the spirit of selflessness and sacrifice for the sake of Allah by most of our trained female medical professionals.
5. Lack of an existing body or organisation of female medical professionals to coordinate their activities and speak for them with a single voice.
6. Lack of the will, passion and commitment from both our Muslim organisations, their leaders and our female muslim professionals to plan and execute something concrete in the interest of the Ummah at large.
7. Lack of a strong understanding and desire for an Islamic alternative to the kufr practice of medical profession in the Ummah itself leading to low patronage and support for the islamic hospital project and similar islamic alternatives to kufr systems.
8. Lack of adequate sensitization and enlightenment of the muslim Ummah on the importance and urgency of having our own islamic setting to benefit our women and wives, and prevent them from being exposed to fitnah whenever they visit hospitals.
9. Lack of enough muslim female specialists in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology who are interested in running an islamic private clinic or hospital at an affordable price for muslim women.
10. Lack of unity of purpose, strong brotherhood, love, mutual understanding and cooperation among Muslims in general that is needed for such a project and long term programme to succeed.
May Allah rectify the affairs of the ummah. Ameen.
Fuad-deen Olabisi Kekere-ekun.
Repost from 2017.
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