Innalillahi wainna ilaihi raji’oun
(“We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return”)
Allahyarhamah Dr. Mimi Iznita Mohamed Iqbal
(26 July 1978 – 10 December 2017)
When tomorrow starts without me
We’re not far apart
In your heart I will live forever
Remember the pleasant and beautiful memories
Remember my smiles and laughter
I’d like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun
I pray God will fill you with strength
And our friendship will last forever
Our beloved colleague, Dr. Mimi Iznita Mohamed Iqbal had returned to her Creator on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 39. She was a passionate committee member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology for two terms (March 2014 – March 2017).
She was a faculty member with the Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Malaysia since 2004. She obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, USA, in 2013. Upon coming back to Malaysia, she resumed her work as a lecturer, sharing her knowledge and vision to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As the Coordinator of the masters of clinical psychology program in the IIUM, she was specifically in charge of students’ clinical training and professional development. Dr. Mimi Iznita was also known to have provided psychological services and has worked with diverse cases ranging from behavioural and developmental disorders to severe mental illness.
She also had showed a great range of research interest including psychopathology and treatment of mental disorders, forensic mental health issues, and community-based intervention in Malaysia. In terms of community service, Dr. Mimi was one of the volunteers with the MERCY Malaysia; she first joined the tsunami humanitarian mission in Acheh in 2005 and was the co-leader of the response team for MH 370, MH 17 as well as QZ 8501 incidents.
Solat jenazah (funeral service) had been held on December 10 at the Masjid Abi Ayyub Al-Ansari, Taman Batu Muda, followed by the upacara pengkebumian (burial ceremony) at Tanah Perkuburan Raudhatul Sakinah Taman Selasih.
Her passing is definitely a great loss to the small fraternity of clinical psychologists in the country.
She will always be fondly remembered as a loving and caring friend to some of us; and a dedicated and passionate clinical psychologist to others.
We pray that Allah will shower His mercy on her and grant her the highest level of Paradise; and give her family patience during this difficult time. Ameen. Al Fatihah.
On behalf of the MSCP members,
Dr. Zubaidah Jamil Osman