II&M Working Group Session 4 - January 24th and 25th

Agenda

Saturday Jan 24th (8:30am-5:15pm)

  • 8:30-8:45am: Arrival and Refreshments
  • 9-9:15am: Introductions of Group Members and Guests [Dr. Michael Murray, Veronica McCoy, Dr. Issam Eido]
  • 9:15-10:35am: The nature of the soul and its primary functions (continued): Sh. Jihad
  • 10:40-11:05am:  Facilitated Discussion on Ontological Terms for Reality and the Soul- Dr. Aasim
  • 11:05-11:15am:  Break
  • 11:20-12:40pm: Neuro-scientific substrates for consciousness, perception and locomotion- Dr. Faisal
  • 12:45-1:25pm: Zuhr & Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30: Brain Death & the Soul- Review of discussions at Juridical Councils [IFA-OIC and IOMS]- Dr. Aasim
  • 2:30-3:15: Group Discussions on Current controversies at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Brain and MindDr. Faisal and Sh. Jihad
  • 3:15-3:30pm: Asr
  • 3:30-4:30pm: Ibn Sina’s classification of the Faculties of the Soul- Sh. Jihad
  • 4:30-5:15pm: Each member’s reflection on Q2- what is the soul and how are its capacities manifested bodily?  
  • 5:15pm- Maghrib and Departure

Sunday Jan 25th (8:30am-4:00pm)

  • 8:30-8:45am: Arrival and Refreshments
  • 8:50-9:20am: Faith & Reason in Islam and Science Dialogue- Group Reflections on Abdelhaq Hamza’s Commentary: Dr. Michael Murray
  • 9:20-9:45am: Continuation of Discussion on the Qawaid of Darar and Muwazanat- Us. Taha
  • 9:45-10:45am: The Soul and its Functions- Balancing Ontology in Fiqh- Sh. Amin
  • 10:45-11am: Break
  • 11-11:20am: Continuation of Discussion on the Qawaid of Darar and Muwazanat- Us. Taha
  • 11:30-12:30pm: Paper 1- Review Draft, Present Core Arguments and Feedback from group- Sh. Omar
  • 12:30-1:15pm: Lunch & Zuhr
  • 1:20-2:20pm: Paper 2: Review Draft, Present Core Arguments and Feedback from group- Dr. Ahsan
  • 2:30-3:20pm: Group discussion on Q2- What is the soul and how are its capacities manifested bodily?
  • 3:30-4pm: Logistics and timelines- Dr. Aasim
  • 4:10pm: Asr and departure