Muslim Doctors Association (MDA)

In the fight against Covid-19, many Muslims on the frontline have sadly lost their lives. In the Qur’an we are reminded that to save one life is as if to save the whole of humanity. These healthcare workers, some of whom had travelled thousands of miles, saved countless lives but lost their own. Approximately 10% of the medical workforce is Muslim, but the proportion of Muslim doctors who have died is significantly higher. In the NHS, Muslims are under-represented in positions of leadership but over-represented in Covid-19 casualties.

The media has sadly not highlighted the contribution of Muslims in this pandemic. In this project we remember, celebrate and pray for the Muslim healthcare workers lost on the front line who served the public in a spirit of generosity, compassion and self-sacrifice. They will always be remembered as our heroes.

Dr Habib Zaidi

He and his wife were managing partners of a GP Practice and had served 3 generations of families in the area for nearly 50 years.
Occupation: Family GP
Place of work: Eastwood group practice, Essex
Date of death: 25 March 2020
Age: 76

Dr Adil El Tayar

A renowned organ transplant specialist surgeon, and the first working NHS surgeon to die from coronavirus in Britain.
Place of work: A&E department at Hereford County Hospital
Date of death: 25 March 2020
Age: 63

Mr Amged El-Hawrani

His family paid tribute to a "loving and much-loved husband, son, father, brother and friend".
Occupation: ENT Specialist
Place of work: Queen's Hospital, Burton
Date of death: 28 March 2020
Age: 55

Dr Alfu Sa'adu

He was the medical director at the Princess Alexandra hospital until he retired and continued to locum part time.
Occupation: Part-time locum and retired medical director
Place of work: Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Welwyn
Date of death: 31 March 2020
Age: 68

Prof Sami Shousha

He managed the breast histopathology service which concerns changes in tissues caused by disease.
Occupation: Professor of Histopathology
Place of work: Charing cross hospital, London
Date of death: 2 April 2020
Age: 79

Dr Syed Zishan Haider

He also worked as a senior homeopathic physician at the Royal London hospital for integrated medicine for over 30 years.
Occupation: GP
Place of work: Valence medical centre in Dagenham
Date of death: 4 April 2020
Age: 79

Dr Abdul Mabud Chowdhury

He warned the Government about the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) weeks before his death.
Occupation: Consultant Urologist
Place of work: Homerton University Hospital
Date of death: 8 April 2020
Age: 53

Dr Fayez Ayache

A dedicated GP who worked for the NHS in Suffolk for more than 40 years and "felt it was his duty to help".
Occupation: GP
Place of work: North Clacton Medical Group
Date of death: 8 April 2020
Age: 76

Dr Yusuf Patel

A GP partner and founder of the Woodgrange NHS medical practice in Forest Gate, east London.
Occupation: GP
Place of work: Woodgrange NHS medical practice
Date of death: 20 April 2020

Dr Medhat Atalla

"His ward rounds were absolute gold, so much time spent listening to patients & giving them a reassuring squeeze when so many of us felt too rushed for time."
Occupation: Consultant geriatrician
Place of work: Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Date of death: 21 April 2020

Dr Mamoona Rana

"A highly-valued and respected colleague"
Occupation: Trainee registrar in psychiatry.
Place of work: The North East London Foundation Trust
Date of death: 20 April 2020
Age: 49

Mr Sadeq Elhowsh

"Nothing was ever too much trouble for Sadeq, he was always there to help anyone and was happy to do whatever was needed to help his colleagues and patients.”
Occupation: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Place of work: St Helens and Knowsley teaching hospitals NHS trust
Date of death: 20 April 2020
Age: 58

Dr Karamat Ullah Mirza

An extraordinary GP who was still working at the age of 84 up until 2 weeks before his passing.
Occupation: GP
Place of work: Old Road medical practice
Date of death: 10 May 2020
Age: 84

Dr Nasir Khan

He would "look for the slightest of excuses to help those in need".
Occupation: Locum doctor on medical wards
Place of work: Mid Yorkshire hospital NHS trust
Date of death: 29 April 2020

Dr Tariq Shafi

"A very softly spoken and humble man, a dedicated and astute clinician"
Occupation: Lead Haematology consultant
Place of work: Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
Date of death: Unknown

Dr Saad Aldubbaisi

"loving and kind" doctor who "gave everything for the community"
Occupation: GP
Place of work: Garden City Medical Centre
Date of death: 3 May 2020
Age: 59

Dr Muhannad Nowar Eltayib

Information to be updated

Dr Abdorreza Sedghi

Information to be updated

Dr Habibhai Babu

Occupation: Senior house officer (trainee doctor)
Place of work: Whipps Cross hospital – Barts health NHS trust
Date of death: Unknown

Dr Furqan Siddique

He was working on the frontline treating coronavirus patients. His wife, also a doctor and 6 children live in Pakistan
Occupation: Plastic Surgeon
Place of work: Manchester Royal Infirmary
Date of death: 30 April 2020
Age: 50

Dr Abdel Wahab Babiker

“He was an extremely energetic, hard-working, approachable and dedicated doctor. He had a wealth of experience that he brought to bear in caring for our patients."
Occupation: Consultant physician
Place of work: Scarborough hospital
Date of death: 18 May 2020

Dr Hamza Peechari

worked in several hospitals across the UK and was a veryy sociable and helpful person who would go to great lengths to help the community.
Occupation: Retired gynaecologist
Place of work: Unknown
Date of death: 1 April 2020
Age: 80

Dr Hafiz Jalal

Information to be updated

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