A team of Islamic medical practitioners will be arriving in the UK sometime this month, Insha'Allah. They will be organising mobile clinics at locations throughout UK. Treatment will only be limited to those who have been affected by jinn and black magic. Question and answer sessions on sihir will be held prior to any treatment session. The discussion will include a short video footage on one of Ustaz Trimizi previous sessions, evidence of sihir in Islam, current efforts to promote Islamic medical practice to the west etc. Modern medicine do not have the answers to every disease especially those relating to "paranormal" factors.
Hypnotism, even though not recognised by modern medicine, is practised in the west. Islamic medical practice, if introduced to the west, can give a more convincing explanation of paranormal mysteries and Insha'Allah will be more popular than hypnotism or even psychiatric treatment . Furthermore the team uses a holistic approach to treatment, which also includes Islamic Support and Nurture programme for patients. The team has support from prominent Islamic medical practitioners in Malaysia, academicians and even medical doctors.
Unlike new threats like cyber crime which gets new legislation to convict cyber criminals, there is no provision to charge sihir criminals in court. The use of sihir has therefore increased over the years. Some sihir has even been re-branded and advertised in newspapers e.g. "sihir pengasih" is now being marketed as "ILMU pengasih" to hide or even glamorise sihir.
Treatments will be free but at the same time they will be collecting donations to finance the Love Sufiah programme. Those who wish to organise mobile clinics at their localities can contact me. Because of the uncertainty of the team's schedule, we can only confirm the date and location of any mobile clinics at a later date.
Hamidi Abdul Rahman
President, Melayu UK
We would like people to stop referring to Sufiah Yusof as a prostitute or any terminology that will create hatred towards her. Sufiah is a person who is in great need of help. We must view her as a person in need of help, someone who did something wrong not because of her liking but because of something which is beyond her control.
Sufiah does not need abuse. She needs treatment. She is not a criminal. She is a patient. If we keep abusing her or hunt her like a criminal, we will never be able to treat her. We have to take a compassionate approach. We have to let her know that there are people out there who love her, people who are willing to help her get out of her misery.
We will be launching the "Love Sufiah" campaign so that she will contact people whom she thinks she can trust. The focus now is not on "we find Sufiah" but on "Sufiah can find us".
We must also remove any hatred toward the campaign to save Sufiah. Sufiah is a member of the Melayu UK community. In the past we have helped people in need with no publicity at all. Publicity is not a crime so let us not treat it as a crime. If we care about saving those in need of help, then we should support publicity not go against it. Sufiah is just one of those whom we are helping and we do not know how many more will need our help in the future. Publicity will make our work easier.
If we hate any effort to save Sufiah, then we should refrain from saying anything. If we love to save her, then it is time to open our cheque books or get our credit cards and start donating to this good cause. We are scared that if Sufiah decides to contact us, we will not be able to give the treatment she badly needed simply because we cannot even afford to purchase airline tickets for our team members.
Hamidi Abdul Rahman
President, Melayu UK
Melayu UK, Jabatan Penuntut Malaysia UK and Eire dan Jabatan Penuntut Malaysia Jordan akan menganjurkan Wacana Islam Hadhari dari 2 Julai hingga 6 Julai 2008.
Selepas itu, empat orang delegasi sukarelawan dari Jordan akan memberikan khidmat sosial kepada ahli-ahli Melayu UK dari 7 Julai hingga 16 Ogos 2008. Program khidmat sosial ini adalah lanjutan dari keberkesanan program khidmat sosial yang diadakan pada tahun lepas. Pada tahun 2007, Ustaz Trimizi bersama Ustaz Faidhi, 2 orang hafiz lepasan Darul Quran JAKIM telah memberikan khidmat sosial kepada ahli-ahli Melayu UK selama sebulan dari 11 Februari hingga 11 Mac 2007. Rujuk laman web Melayu UK (www.melayu.org.uk):
Ahli-ahli yang ingin mendapat menafaat dari program khidmat sosial ini boleh menghubungi saya melalui email hamidi @ melayu.org.uk .
Sepertimana yang kita semua sedia maklum, Melayu UK tidak mendapat apa-apa bantuan kewangan dari mana-mana pihak. Walau bagaimanapun Melayu UK tetap komited untuk memberikan khidmat sosial kepada ahli-ahli sepertimana yang telah dilakukan sebelum ini. Program khidmat sosial ini akan dibiayai sepenuhnya melalui sumbangan ikhlas individu-individu dan juga Melayu UK.
Oleh itu pihak Melayu UK amat berharap ahli-ahli dapat membantu program khidmat sosial ini dalam apa jua bentuk sumbangan seperti kewangan, penginapan, pengangkutan dan makanan. Semoga Allah akan memberkati sumbangan kita dan memberikan ganjaran yang berlipat ganda.
Hamidi (Presiden Melayu UK)
Misi Khidmat Sosial dan Wacana Islam Hadhari bersama Mahasiswa Islam Malaysia Jordan - United Kingdom
Tarikh: 2 Julai - 7 Julai 2008
TEMA: ISLAM HADHARI PEMANGKIN TAMADUN KHAIRA UMMAH
JABATAN PENUNTUT MALAYSIA (JPM) UNITED KINGDOM & EIRE
JABATAN PENUNTUT MALAYSIA (JPM) JORDAN
PERSATUAN MASYARAKAT MELAYU UNITED KINGDOM (MELAYU UK)
JABATAN KEMAJUAN ISLAM MALAYSIA (JAKIM)
GRUP PENGKAJI TAMADUN DUNIA (GPTD)
KELAB UMNO OXFORD MAJLIS PERWAKILAN PELAJAR MALAYSIA UNITED KINGDOM & EIRE (MPPM UK & EIRE)
MAJLIS PERWAKILAN PELAJAR MALAYSIA JORDAN (MPPMJ)
Program Wacana Islam Hadhari:
2 Julai - Ramah mesra dengan pelajar Malaysia Nottingham
3 Julai - Wacana Kepimpinan di Sheffield
4 Julai - Ramah mesra dengan pelajar Malaysia Oxford
5 Julai - Wacana Kepimpinan di Oxford
6 Julai - Seminar di Dewan Malaysia London
Program Khidmat Sosial
7 Julai hingga 16 Ogos - Khidmat Sosial bersama Melayu UK
Malaysian students in Dublin, Ireland grabbed the opportunity to improve their personal development by attending the Seminar Legasi Tun Abdul Razak on Sunday 17th February 2008. The one day seminar organised by Kelab UMNO Dublin in collaboration with Melayu UK Student Support Team (MUSST) aimed to encourage Malaysian student to participate in intellectual discourse as one of the means to enhance their leadership skills.
Led by Malays who were born and raised in the UK, MUSST is actively involved in organising leadership training programs for Malaysians students in UK and Ireland. The formation of MUSST has given Malaysian students an effective platform for their personal development.
Malaysian students wishing to get the maximum benefit during their stay in the UK should join MUSST. Information on MUSST can be obtained on their website www.musst.org.uk
Melayu UK Student Support Team (MUSST) successfully organised its Weekend @ Oxford Workshop from 2nd to 3rd February 2008. The 2-day event conducted by Sariah Barnes on enhancing personal and leadership skills were very well received by the participants. Even the Bicester Village Designer Outlet management were excited when they knew that the future leaders of Malaysia were in Bicester. To express their excitement, all participants were given VIP cards which entitle them to a 10% discount on purchases at the outlet.
With the success of the event, the enthusiasm of the particants and the interests shown by those who missed the event, MUSST plans to hold many more workshops in the future. Please visit MUSST website www.musst.org.uk regularly for the latest information on MUSST events.
On 5th January 2008, Melayu UK enters a new era by officially launching the Students Support Team.
Suhaib Shafii, President and Founder of Melayu UK Students Support Team (MUSST) said, “Melayu UK is a proactive organisation that takes its responsibility to Malaysia seriously. MUSST primarily aims to bridge the gap between the British community and the Malay students [from Malaysia] so that Malay students can benefit more from their stay in Britain. The British network is rich in transferable skills that Malay students can grasp, develop and bring back to Malaysia hence adding value towards their contribution to Malaysian development.”
MUSST is a platform tailored to support the personal growth of Malay students. It also acts as a hub to exchange information, advice and personal experiences amongst Malay students. [Ends]
1. Melayu UK Students Support Team (MUSST) is a subsidiary of Persatuan Masyarakat Melayu UK (Melayu UK), a registered organisation with the Malaysian High Commission in London.
2. The Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom is the patron of Melayu UK.
3. Melayu UK Students Support Team can also be found at www.facebook.com
4. For further information please email musst @ melayu.org.uk or alternatively visit our website www.musst.org.uk
Update: The facebook and website is no longer active
Following the success of the Manchester Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Party in Manchester, another party to celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Adha was held there on Sunday 23rd December 2007. More than 100 adults and children have fun on the day.
The party started with a short briefing on Melayu UK by the president, followed by a talk on "The Importance of Eid Party to Family Values" by Shahine. In addition to the delicious food, children and adults enjoyed the day with a nashid presentation by MISG-ABIM, socialising, party games with prizes for winners and presents for all the children and youth.
We would like to thank all those who have contributed in various ways and participated in the event. We have also posted some photos on our website and we appreciate if we can get more photos of the event.
Program Bersama MBNNS - ABIM - Melayu UK - MISG-ABIM UK-EIRE
Melayu UK dan MBNNS menandatangai MOU
Melayu diaspora sudah berkembang ke seluruh dunia. Selain dari yang terdapat di nusantara, komuniti di Melayu di beberapa buah negara di dunia seperti di Sri Lanka, Surinam, Belanda, Afrika Selatan dan tidak ketinggalan di United Kingdom (UK). Walaupun diaspora Melayu tidaklah sehebat diaspora India dan Cina, tetapi taburan komuniti Melayu di seluruh dunia sudah cukup menggambarkan keunikan dan keistimewaannya yang tersendiri.
Melayu UK is currently expanding at a very encouraging rate. This can be shown by the response we had in the regional Hari Raya open house / party held in Bicester and Manchester recently. As our numbers have grown big, it is also appropriate for us to organise more regional activities.
It is also our intention that Melayu UK will be organising our own activities even in areas with large concentration of Malaysian students so as to encourage Malaysian students to interact with our members. To facilitate this, we have introduced new post of Students Liaison Officers.
With the current development, there is also a slight change in Melayu UK leadership.
Members are encouraged to contact the committee members and regional representatives to organise local events. Melayu UK will be organising a Hari Raya Aidil Adha party in Nottingham in December. Please contact David Storer david.storer @ melayu.org.uk if you wish to help organise it.
We are please to inform you that Zurina Ali has been appointed the Regional Representative for North West England. Members are encouraged to contact nearby representatives to organise regional events.
Zurina can be contacted via email zurina @ melayu.org.uk