American Muslim Health Professional of the Week:
This program was set up to offer our members the opportunity to nominate Muslim health professionals that are making a difference within their communities.
Shifa Mohiuddin nominated her parents. Here’s what she had to say about them.
My parents, Sabiha and Muddassir Mohiuddin — both physicians who immigrated from Hyderabad, India — run a joint practice (my mother a family practitioner, my father a urologist/kidney surgeon) in Frederick, Maryland for the past 35 years. My mother joined in 1994, and since then they have been serving largely low-income Medicaid/Medicare patients in our community. They have also been involved in founding and continually supporting the Muslim community in Frederick, as well as the tri-state area ever since they moved here from their homelands. This past Ramadan, my father suffered a bad injury to his leg on our driveway that left him wheelchair bound. My mother, Sabiha, as a devoted wife ,cared for his wounds throughout that time, along with our immediate and extended family members. My father continued to serve his patients on a wheelchair until he regained his ability to walk with a stick. Alhumdulillah, he is now even able to drive his car on his own because of everyone’s du’aas, and most importantly, his wife’s support by the Grace of Allah (swt). For their companionship in medicine, devotion to community, and to God, and His Prophet (saws), I humbly nominate my parents, Drs Sabiha and Muddassir Mohiuddin.
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