Initiative on Islam & Medicine Advisory Board

Osman Bakar, MSc, PhD

Chair Professor and Director of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam


Shakeela Hassan, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, The University of Chicago
Board Member & Founder, Harran Productions Foundation

Testimonial: "It is time for the Muslim community to come out of our silos and make connections between the academy and the community. The research and teaching performed through II&M will inshaAllah serve to highlight the essential needs of Muslim patients to be understood and their religious needs fulfilled, and to underscore how Islamic values cohere with the universal notions of caring when we deliver healthcare."


Ingrid Mattson

Dr. Ingrid Mattson is the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Formerly, she was professor of Islamic Studies, founder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program and director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, CT. She earned her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in 1999.


Aminah McCloud, PhD

Founder and Chair of the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Islamic Law and Culture


Wan Mohd Nur Wan Daud, PhD

Director of Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Testimonial: "It has been increasingly realized that the field of medicine, health care and maintainence is integrally connected to, and influenced by, theological,  ethical and legal principles and systems of  patients, their families and practitioners. This is especially the case with Islam. Better understanding and application of these interconnections and influences necessarily involves sustained and coordinated interdisciplinary and collaborative research. The growth of Muslim population in the US, combined with the already global influence of academic and scientific works carried out in the US, make the II&M vision and activities much more timely and significant.  I therefore urge that II&M should be vigourously and generously supported".


Faisal Qazi, DO

President of MiNDS
Assistant Professor and Lecturer at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Islamic Bioethics and Spiritual care at Bayan College, Claremont Lincoln University.

Testimonial: "II&M has undertaken a critical study of intersecting medical and Islamic religious concepts with a serious focus on applications for patients and health practitioners alike. The rapidly evolving clinical solutions to a myriad of medical conditions has raised many ethical and moral questions in the minds of the community and its social impact on the field of medicine is unprecedented. II&M's work will educate all the stakeholders in the field to ensure improved care and communications necessary for a patient-centered care model".


Azher Quader, MD

Board certified urologist in private practice
Chair of Muslim Community Center's Community Outreach Committee and Co-Chair of the Health Awareness Committees
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Co-founder and President of Community Builders Council