Islam and Biomedicine

Islam and Biomedicine

September 8th
Networking Dinner

September 9th
Multidisciplinary Symposium on Islam & Biomedicine*

September 10th
Dissecting the Ethics of Organ Donation: One-Day Intensive Workshop*

Speakers include:

Kamaluddin Ahmed_0.jpg Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed
Univ. of Oxford
pormann.jpg Prof. Peter E. Pormann
Univ. of Manchester
Dr. Afifi_0.jpg Prof. Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti
Univ. of Oxford
photo_omar_qureshi.jpeg Prof. Omar Qureshi
Zaytuna College
Dr. aljoudi.jpg Dr. Abdullah Aljoudi
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Univ.
Ragab.JPG_0.png Prof. Ahmed Ragab
Harvard Univ.
Baker.jpg Dr. Talia Baker
Univ. of Chicago
Dr. Rafaqat Rashid_0.png Dr. Rafaqat Rashid
AlBalagh Academy
Duivenbode.jpeg Dr. Rosie Duivenbode
Univ. of Chicago
Abdulaziz-A-Sachedina.jpg Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina
George Mason Univ.
shaykh amin.jpg Shaykh Amin Kholwadia
Darul Qasim
Dr. Saunders.jpg Dr. Milda Saunders
Univ. of Chicago
dr elham mireshghi.jpg.png Dr. Elham Mireshghi
Univ. of Chicago
Ayman Shabana.JPG Prof. Ayman Shabana
Georgetown Univ.
dr. michael murray.jpg Dr. Michael Murray
John Templeton Foundation
shaykh zulfiqar ali shah.jpg Shaykh Zulfiqar Ali Shah
Islamic Society of Milwaukee
Dr Padela_0.jpg Dr. Aasim I. Padela
Univ. of Chicago
dr mehrunisha suleman.jpg Dr. Mehrunisha Suleman
Univ. of Cambridge
  Dr. asim yusuf.jpg Dr. Asim Yusuf
Penn Hospital

By bringing together an international cohort of academicians, clinicians, and Islamic seminarians, this symposium and workshop aims to fill a major lacuna within academic discourse on the scholastic traditions of Islam and the human sciences.

The symposium , sponsored by the Templeton Foundation and co-organized in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, will focus on:

  • The relationships between Islamic theology and metaphysics on the one hand, and biomedicine on the other
  • How theological and metaphysical constructs within Islam interfere with the science and practice of medicine

The workshop will provide an in-depth conceptual introduction to the Islamic perspectives on the organ donation debate and will examine:

  • The practical and theological ethics of organ donation in Muslim contexts and from an Islamic perspective.
  • Cover key concepts within Islamic theology, law and ethical frameworks as they relate to bioethics

*CME is provided Jointly with IMANA and the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago.