Monday, 2 April 2018

April Talk on "The Early Malay Doctors"

My talk on The Early Malay Doctors is scheduled as follows:

Title: The Early Malay Doctors

Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018

Time: 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: Special Gallery 1, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM), Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur*

Speaker: Prof Faridah Abdul Rashid, Universiti Sains Malaysia

My talk will be in conjunction with the Medicine Exhibition (Al-Tibb) at IAMM.

*Venue: Special Gallery 1, IAMM. Please reserve your seat.



Please note:
I will not be selling my books at this talk. But you can buy my books online, or from Pelita Dhihin, Klasika Media or any bookseller near you. I can autograph the books if you bring them along.

You can find quick links to information on the early Malay doctors on Sway:

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Research on Oral Hajj History

I have written a lot of posts on the Hajj and Hajj Doctors in this blog.

I have also shared some photos of the Hajj belonging to my grandfather, Dr Che Lah bin Mohd Joonos, who was a Hajj Doctor, in this blog and with a Hajj research (below).


I am posting about a current research at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, conducted by Prof Mahani Musa. This research is about Oral Hajj History (refer poster). This research is a collaborative effort between USM, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand and the public.

Whoever has knowledge about various aspects of the Hajj rite and pilgrimage can contact the researchers (refer poster).

I'm sure many of our readers have some knowledge and stories of their own Hajj, about the Hajj of their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, colleagues etc. Non-Muslims who have dealt with the Hajj and pilgrims are also invited.

Some of you may have been involved directly or indirectly with the Hajj. If you have any knowledge or any involvement with the Hajj, you can contact the collaborators and tell them your story.

Whatever aspect of the Hajj which has been left out of books and publications on the Hajj, you can contact any of the collaborators and share your story.

Hajj research poster 2018


I'm posting on behalf of the research group.

A Hajj exhibition is planned for April to July 2018. Details are as follows:

Opening Ceremony
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Venue: Bangunan No. 57, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Georgetown. Penang.
Duration of exhibition: 14 April 2018 to 14 July 2018 (3 months)

Hajj exhibition brochure 2018


Resources on the Hajj: