The Islamic Medical Association of Uganda (IMAU) established Saidina Abubakar Islamic Hospital (SAIH) as one of its major projects in the service of Allah in the health sector. The hospital is one of the visible signs of the implementation of IMAU’s motto: On Allah’s Selfless Health Service. The hospital therefore belongs to Allah with IMAU entrusted by Allah to run it in the best way as guided by Allah. Without Allah’s guidance and support there would be no IMAU. IMAU leaders, members and partners have therefore an obligation to contribute to the growth, development and sustainability of SAIH in the service of Allah for the benefit of all stakeholders. The hospital belongs to Allah and the beneficiaries are Allah’s created human beings.
The idea of Islamic hospitals was initiated by the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA). IMAU is a member of FIMA. One of the FIMA projects is the Islamic Hospital Consortium (IHC) which coordinates all Islamic Hospitals internationally. SAIH is a member of the FIMA IHC. One of the role models of an Islamic Hospital in FIMA is the Islamic Hospital in Amman Jordan. The guiding pamphlet about Islamic hospitals from Jordan can be accessed here. In this guide there is a main Islamic hospital and branch Islamic hospitals. IMAU plans to use this model in its strategic plan. IMAU established Saidina Abubakar Islamic hospital at Wattuba in Wakiso district as the main Islamic Hospital for promotion of health service delivery using Islamic principles. In addition, IMAU plans to establish similar collaborative health facilities at all its branches.