2016 II&M Benefit Dinner

Join us as we celebrate 5 years of ground-breaking research, education, and dialogue led by Dr. Aasim I. Padela. The benefit dinner will feature a moderated discussion on Islamic studies in the Seminary with Shaykh Mohammad Amin Kholwadia and the Academy with Dr. Ebrahim Moosa.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 5:30-8:30pm
Cloister Club: 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, Il 60637

     Individual: Before April 1st: $50
                       After April 1st: $60
     Table of 8: Before April 1st: $350
                       After April 1st: $420
     Organizations: Sponsor a table and get a 1/4 page ad in our dinner
     booklet. (Option to upgrade ad size also available.)

To register, please click here.
To download Benefit Dinner flyer, please click here.
Questions? Please email initiative.islam.medicine@gmail.com

The following video of Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc, the director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine, is from the American Muslim Health Conference held in Chicago on May 9th, 2015.


“The II&M is a timely and welcome addition to the emerging field of Islam and Biomedical ethics. I was fortunate enough to participate in some of their activities on the basis of my personal experience with the people involved in this Initiative. I strongly believe that the projects and ventures they initiate deserve dedicated support from all those interested in this broad field of study and research, especially when it concerns the American context.” ~Dr. Tariq Ramadan- Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Oxford; Director, Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar

“The II&M is a critically important project that the Muslim community in America needs to support. It will offer much needed guidance on medicine and ethics in hospitals, medical professions, and chaplains. This Initiative is the next step we need to take in providing compassionate and ethical care to patients. There is no one better than Dr. Aasim Padela to lead this effort.” ~Sohaib Sultan- Chaplain, Princeton University

“It has been increasingly realized that healthcare and maintenance is integrally connected to & influenced by theological, ethical, and legal principles. This is especially the case with Islam. Better understanding and application of these interconnections involves sustained and coordinated interdisciplinary and collaborative research.” ~Dr. Wan Mohd Nur Wan Daud- Director, Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science, and Civilisation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia