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Ziyafat Nizam

All Participants in the Saifee Burhani Medical Association of America Ziyafat must arrive by 9:30am at 1st floor Madrasah building.

One ziyafat pass and one deedar pass per paid participant will be issued.

Participants at Bronze level will be issued one extra ziyafat pass and one extra deedar pass.

Any participants who have not fully paid their raqm must bring the remainder check payable to Dawat e Hadiyah America, with ITS number in the memo, or they will be denied entry.

Ziyafat update

DATE: Saturday 24th October (12th Muharram), 10:30 am

Checks are due TODAY, at medical clinic after zuhr asr namaz, payable to Dawat e Hadiyah, America, ITS number in Memo

see previous post for minimum raqm.

All ziyafat particpants MUST REGISTER AT sbmedical.org/register

Details will be posted soon regarding how passes will be distributed.

If you are not yet receiving WhatsApp broadcast messages from Shk Aziz bhai Poonawalla regarding SBMAA, please whatsapp him at 832-654-5221 to be added.


Medical Professionals Ziyafat

Baad salam al jameel

The ehsaan of Aali Qadar Moula TUS upon doctors and medical professionals leaves us overcome with humility. Now is our opportunity to araz our khidmat in service of our beloved Moula’s TUS khushi. Collectively, physicians and medical professional members of the SBMAA have been granted azeem sharaf of ziyafat of Aqa Moula TUS, on 12th Muharram at 1030am (Saturday morning, October 24th).

To participate in the ziyafat, please contact Shk Aziz bhai Poonawalla or Dr Shk Khozema Palanpurwala at Mahal us Shifa during clinic hours.

To participate in the ziyafat, you must be a registered member of the Saifee Burhani Medical Association of America. Eligibility for membership in SBMAA includes any practicing medical professional – physicians, dentists, and other allied medical personnel – as well as residents and pre-medical/medical/graduate students.  If you have not yet registered as a member of SBMAA, visit the following link to fill out your profile:


Note that unlike most other departments, the Medical Clinic is entirely self-sufficient and does not use funds from the general niaz fund. Part of the money we raise for this ziyafat will be used to pay for the clinical expenses incurred during Ashara 1437 in service of Mumineen. Therefore, it is imperative that each and every single member of SBMAA rise to the occasion.

Houston Medical Clinic – khidmat signup

UPDATE: Please note that original signup link for ER Clinic (#5) below was broken. Instead, email ashara1437medcamp@gmail.com with your desired shift for that clinic. Please use links below for all other clinics (#1-4).

Salam SBMAA members

The medical khidmat at houston ashara is divided into subspecialty care and acute/subacute care (walk in patients). The below links are for doctors to sign up to see walk in patients in clinics on specific days and time. PLEASE SIGN UP TILL 10/7 AS ON 10/8 WE WILL SEND THESE TO ALL THE PHYSICIANS COMING TO HOUSTON ASHARA

Below are the links that will take you to that certain clinic time. Please select and sign up for the clinic which would suit your schedule. This is on first come first serve basis.

1. Pre-Ashara Clinic


For clinic on 28th Zilhaj (11th October), 29th Zilhaj (12th October), 1st Moharram (13th October), there are morning and afternoon slots, and every shift is 4 hours.

2. Ashara Morning Clinic


This is morning clinic from 8AM to 9AM held during 2nd to 10th Moharram

3. Post-Waaz Clinic


This clinic will be during ashara post vaaz and jaman from 2:30 to 5:30 PM – this will be the most busiest time as majority mumineen will walk in with there problems (no afternoon clinic on ashara day)

4. Evening Clinic


This will be after magrib namaz during ashara, starting from 7:30PM to 9:00 PM

5. Emergency Clinic Shifts

https://erdoctor.youcanbook.me/ email ashara1437medcamp@gmail.com

These are 6 hour shifts (8AM to 2PM and vice versa) the 8AM to 2 PM person is required to stay close to medical camp during vaaz.

Please do sign up for more than one clinic and do as much khidmat as possible.

Medical Committee Houston Ashara

Request for medicine samples and other supplies for Ashara

Baad salaam al jameel,

We will maintain a pharmacy in the medical camp at Houston for Ashara 1437. All physicians are requested to bring any medicine samples they can spare. Please fill out the form below specifying the name of the medicine and the quantity that you plan to bring with you so that we may estimate our inventory and supply needs. Please reply by Monday so that we can prepare the medicine list for procurement.

Physicians are also requested to bring all diagnostic tools with you for khidmat in the medical camp. If you have additional supplies that you believe may be useful, please email medical@houstonashara.com with details and we will advise you if those supplies are needed.

Winners of the Ashara Scholarship Grant Program

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Ashara Scholarship Grant Program. These winners are eligible for reimbursement of up to $1000 in travel and accomodation related expenses to attend Ashara Mubaraka in Houston. We request that the winners named below contact the SBMAA via email at webmaster@sbmedical.org to confirm their award – please include your ITS numbers for validation.

Mufaddal bhai Shabbirhusain bhai Porbandarwala
Hussain Mulla Shabbir Malbari
Fatema bai Ali bhai Bhinderwala
Murtaza Salman Hameed
Husain Zoeb Mithaiwala
Husain Kapadia
Khadijah Shk Taha Hussain

Mubarak! Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS) zindabad!

Minutes from the Ashara Medical Team Meeting in Houston, 9/26/15

Brief outline of major points discussed during the meeting of the Medical Team in Houston on Saturday, 9/26 –

Medical seminar and networking

Due to time crunch we may not be able to conduct official CME, however we can meet daily from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in a dedicated area with AV facilities and conduct medical lectures on topics of interest. This will also provide an excellent opportunity for networking.

Araz to Moula TUS for qadambosi and ziyafat

We will collect information of all physicians, dentists and allied medical professionals (practicing and students) and collectively present our khidmat and niaz to Aali Qadar Moula TUS. Subject to raza we may present ziyafat and qadambosi during Ashara ayyam.

Registration reminder

These initiatives will be coordinated by SBMAA. If you have not yet registered for SBMAA, please do so immediately at sbmedical.org/register so that you do not miss out on any critical information pertaining to these initiatives or other crucial details. You may also join the WhatsApp broadcast list by sending a Whatsapp message to Shk Aziz bhai Poonawalla on whatsapp at 832-654-5221. We also strongly encourage you to subscribe to SBMAA by entering your email address on the signup form and click the green “Subscribe” button on the left side of the sbmedical.org homepage.

Please also be sure to register your intention for khidmat at HoustonAshara.com

Bushra! Ashara 1437 Medical Camp Registration

On hearing the news this morning, we humbly performed Sajadat and Shukr. It is a great honor that our beloved Moula, Syedna Aali Qadr Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS, has bestowed on all of us, the mumineen of the United States, announcing that the auspicious days of Ashara Mubaraka will be observed this year in Houston, Texas.   We can all only hope that we are all witnesses to Moula TUS’s Sajadat on the day of Ashura.

The Mumineen of Houston have been hard at work for months planning this event. Many of you have been recruited for various khidmats already. With the raza of Shehzada Malek-ul-Ashtar Bhaisaheb, the Ashara 1437 Medical Camp Committee was formed to oversee the operation of a full service multispecialty clinic to serve Mumineen during these 10 days. The goals of the medical camp are not only to provide acute medical care to Mumineen in need, but also to screen for diseases such as diabetes and breast cancer, to provide educational services on various disease processes, and to ensure that Mumineen attending Ashara this year in Houston have access to the best medical and dental care that the US can offer.

Over the next several weeks, we will be organizing teams of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and ancillary volunteers to staff this clinic. We plan to have rapid response teams on call for any and all medical emergencies which may arise. We will have a concomitant urgent care facility within the clinic. There will be an area within the clinic for specialists to provide consultations to Mumineen. We will also be organizing a full service dental clinic this year. Importantly, there will be a disease screening clinic where we will offer diabetes and cholesterol screening, lab work, and breast cancer screenings. If specialists are willing, we will also set up some educational seminars centered around various topics pertinent directly to Mumineen and their health and well-being.

All of this requires staffing and volunteers. In conjunction with SBMAA, we would like to put out a general call for volunteers to staff these teams for Houston Ashara 1437. We would humbly ask that you sign up for the medical camp khidmat through HoustonAshara.com. Also, please leave a comment on this post to let us know what specific areas you would be willing to serve in during these days. Please post your area of medical expertise, your arrival date to Houston, and any other comments, questions, or ideas. We will make specific assignments for everyone involved. We pray that all of us work together to show the world how American physicians continue to be leaders in the medical community, providing a high standard of care, in humble service to our fellow Mumineen. Let us all work together to attain the Khushi Mubarak of our beloved Mufaddal Moula, TUS.

abeede Syedna TUS
Ashara Medical Committee
Shk Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala
Shk Dr. Shabbir Jamali
Shk Dr. Aliasgar Mogri
Shk Dr. Hujefa Bharmal

Ashara Scholarship Grant Program

During his historic first visit to the United States, Syedna Aali Qadar Mufaddal Saifuddin (tus) directly addressed medical professionals, exhorting us to perform khidmat, and inaugurating the Saifee Burhani Medical Association of America for this purpose. With the aim of fulfilling Moula’s (TUS) wishes and khushi, the SBMAA is proud to announce to first annual Ashara Scholarship Grant Program.

Inshallah, we will award 7 scholarships to American mumineen in order to attend Ashara Mubarak 1438H in Hazrate-e-Imamiyah. The first priority for these scholarships will be to medical students, post-graduates, and practicing physicians, however others are encouraged to apply as well.

The scholarship guidelines are as follows:

1) Grant applicants must be eligible, registered members of SBMAA (visit http//sbmedical.com/register)
2) Only one winner per family.
3) Grants will reimburse travel and accommodation to Ashara 1437H up to maximum of US $1000 if in Houston, $2000 if international.
4) Grant awardees will have the opportunity to perform khidmat of mumineen at the Burhani Medical Clinic during Ashara.

Please fill out the scholarship application onlineapplication deadline is Eid ul Adha!

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