Al Balagh Academy 2nd International Conference On

The Fiqh Of Medicine (Islamic Medical Ethics)

When: May 29 & 30, Where: Online

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About

Medical science has witnessed some profound technological advances just in the past few decades. This has had quite an impact on the way
we practice medicine, diagnose and treat. Modern medicine has challenged our understanding of humanity and has brought some serious ethical, philosophical, theological and legal dilemmas to the table.

As the field of medicine is developing at an ever-increasing rate, and the world has become a global village, we find ourselves in an information age where the public turns to online sources and multi-media to be informed about what is right or wrong thing to do.

Muslim leaders, the public, and stakeholder bodies need to be equipped, not only to effectively navigate the world of contemporary bioethics but to help others make sense of these important ethical questions, through a good understanding of scripture, informed expert guidance and an ability to present this work in a way which is impactful and useful for consumers i.e. Muslim public, health professionals and organisations.

In our 2nd International conference on Fiqh of Medicine, Al Balagh Academy will be presenting and exploring some important areas of Islamic Bioethics and Medical Fiqh related to the ethics of beginning of life, end of life, prospects of producing Islamic bioethical guidelines and frameworks, the role of Darul Iftas, Islamic framework for the covid-19 pandemic and the medical fiqh of fasting.

Saturday will focus on contemporary issues related to Islamic Bioethics, and Sunday will mainly focus on medical fiqh and its future
developments. Both days are open to all, however, Sunday will be more dedicated to Muslim scholars who have an interest in the field and
those who wish to gain more insight around engaging with shari’ah scholars and medical fiqh and fatawa bodies more generally.

Programme Aims

To increase awareness of contemporary medical bioethics from the Islamic perspective, its challenges and proposed future direction. To promote and advance a multidisciplinary approach to research and intelligence in producers and more engagement with consumers of Islamic Bioethics. To provide a forum and interpersonal contact between Medical Practitioners, Islamic Scholars (Ulema) and other academics and bodies, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is intended to cater for medical, nursing and allied professionals and students, Muslim Scholars (Ulema) who feel the need for an opportunity to review and update their thinking about Islamic medical ethical issues -also for Muslim healthcare leaders, Muslim health organisations and Health bodies. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the conference.

Our Speakers

Event Schedule

Saturday 9.30 - 9.45

Al Balagh Academy

Introduction and Welcome

9.45 - 10.15

Al Balagh Academy

Islamic Bioethical Guidelines/ Pathways

Chair- Dr Esakji
Presentation 1:
Dr Arshad Latif (Al Balagh Academy Student)
Presentation 2:
Dr Shakira Kossam (Al Balagh Academy Student)

10.15 - 10.50

Al Balagh Academy

Keynote Speeches

Speaker 1:
Dr Muhammad Ali al-Bar (Director of Centre of Medical Ethics, Jeddah)
Speaker 2:
Mufti Taqi Usmani (Dar al-‘Ulum Karachi, Pakistan)
Shaykh Amin Kholwadia (Founder of Darul Qasim, Chicago)

10.50 - 11.15

Al Balagh Academy

Presentation of Certificates and Awards
Break

11.15 - 12.45

Al Balagh Academy

Ethics of Beginning of Life

Population Family Planning Programmes
Dr Abdullah al-Joudi (King Fahd Hospital of the Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University)
Abortion and the use of Foetal Tissue
Shaykh Hatem al-Haj (Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America AMJA)
CRISPR- Future of Gene Editing
Dr Mohammed Ghaly (CILE)
Panel Discussion
Chair – Ali Jan Haider (Strategic Director, NHS Bradford District and Craven CCG)
Panellists- Dr Abdullah al-Joudi, Shaykh Hatem al-Haj, Dr Mohammed Ghaly

12.45 - 13.30

Al Balagh Academy

Lunch and Zuhr Prayer

13.30 - 15.00

Al Balagh Academy

Ethics of End of Life Care

What is a Good Death?
Dr Mehrunisha Suleman (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge)
Ethics of Withholding and Withdrawing treatment
Mufti Zubair Butt (Darul Ifta, Bradford)
Diagnosing Death
Dr Aasim Padela (Initiative I&M)
Panel Discussion
Chair – Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director of Al Balagh)
Panellists- Dr Mehrunisha Suleman, Mufti Zubair Butt, Dr Aasim Padela

15.00 - 15.15

Al Balagh Academy

Break

15.15 - 17.20

Al Balagh Academy

The Islamic Framework for Pandemics- Covid-19

The Muslim Engagement with Pandemics
Dr Arzoo Ahmed (Nuffield Council on Bioethics)
Progress on Covid-19 vaccines and Challenges for Muslims
Dr Mohammed Munir (Virology, University of Lancaster)
Fiqh Discussions in Pandemics
Mufti Zubair Butt
An Islamic Framework for Pandemics
Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (AlBalagh Academy)

Panel Discussion
Chair – Shadim Hussain (Board of Bradford Hospital Foundation Trust)
Panellists– Dr Arzoo Ahmed, Dr Mohammed Munir, Mufti Zubair Butt, Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid

17.20

Al Balagh Academy

Closing Comments for the Day

Sunday 9.30 - 9.45

Al Balagh Academy

Introduction

9.45 - 10.00

Al Balagh Academy

Keynote Speeches

Mufti Khalid Sayfullah Rahmani (Islamic Fiqh Academy in India and Jeddah)

10.00 - 11.30

Al Balagh Academy

Contemporary Approach to Medical Treatment and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Vaccines, Drug Companies and Research Ethics
Dr Mohammed Munir (Virology, University of Lancaster)
Fiqh of Vaccines – A Public Approach
Shaykh Mateen Khan (MuslimMed.Org)
Fiqh of Pharmaceutical Industry and Regulations
Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director of Al Balagh)
Panel Discussion
Chair – Dr Salman Waqar (Nuffield dept of Primary Care Health Services
Panellists– Dr Mohammed Munir, Shaykh Mateen Khan, Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid

11.30 - 11.45

Al Balagh Academy

Break

11.45 - 12.45

Al Balagh Academy

Developing Islamic Bioethical Guidelines and Frameworks

Where Medical Fiqh and Islamic Bioethics Meet
Shaykh Hatem al-Haj (Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America AMJA)
Importance of Bioethical Guidelines
Dr Nazim Ghouri (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences)
How a Multi-disciplinary Approach Works
Dr Aasim Padela (Initiative I&M)
Panel Discussion
Chair – Dr Salman Waqar (Nuffield dept of Primary Care Health Services)
Panellists- Shaykh Hatem al-Haj, Dr Nazim Ghouri, Dr Aasim Padela

12.45 - 13.30

Al Balagh Academy

Lunch, Prayer

13.30 - 13.50

Al Balagh Academy

Panel Discussion

Chair– Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (AlBalagh Academy)
Panellists– Shaykh Hatem al-Haj, Dr Nazim Ghouri, Dr Aasim Padela

13.50 - 15.30

Al Balagh Academy

The Role of Global Fatawa Bodies in Fiqh of Medicine

Challenges for Muftis in Europe
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (Darul Ifta, Leicester)
Challenges for Muftis in America
Mufti Abdullah Nana (American Fiqh Academy)
Challenges for Muftis in Indo-Pak Subcontinent
Mufti Zubair Butt (Darul Ifta, Karachi)
Challenges for Muftis in Middle East
Shaykh Hatem al-Haj (Darul Ifta Misriyyah)
Challenges for Muftis in Africa
Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Darul Ifta Mahmudiyyah)
Challenges for Islamic Fiqh Academies
Mufti Khalid Sayfullah Rahmani (Islamic Fiqh Academy in India and Jeddah)

15.30 - 15.45

Al Balagh Academy

Break

15.45 - 16.30

Al Balagh Academy

The Future and Changing Landscape of Darul Ifta Training
Mufti Dr Abdur-Rahman Mangera (Whitethread Institute)
Developing Takhassus Programmes for Medical Fiqh
Maulana Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director of Al Balagh)

16.30 - 17.00

Al Balagh Academy

Key Note Speech

Shaykh Amin Kholwadia (Founder of Darul Qasim,
Chicago)

17.00

Al Balagh Academy

Closing Speech

Events For You

Our Event Schedules

Morning
Introduction and Welcome
  • 9:30 AM --- 9:45 AM

Introduction and Welcome

 

After Noon
Islamic Bioethical Guidelines/ Pathways
  • 9:45 AM --- 10:15 AM

Islamic Bioethical Guidelines/ Pathways

Host: Dr Esakji
Presentation 1:
Dr Arshad Latif (Al Balagh Academy Student)
Presentation 2:
Dr Shakira Kossam (Al Balagh Academy Student)

Evening
Keynote Speeches
  • 10:15 AM --- 10:50 AM

Keynote Speeches

Speaker 1:
Dr Muhammad Ali al-Bar (Director of Centre of Medical Ethics, Jeddah)
Speaker 2:
Shaykh Amin Kholwadia (Founder of Darul Qasim, Chicago)

Break
  • 11.00 --- 11.15

Break

Fore Noon
Gathering for Meet

Gathering for Meet

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After Noon
Introduction about concept

Introduction about concept

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Evening
Final Explanations

Final Explanations

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