We live in a modern world where medical achievements and advancements are forever being witnessed. In many respects, those of us who live in the West are fortunate over and above the majority of the human race to be able to benefit from these advances. However with every new technology that evolves, thinking people are bombarded with a number of ethical issues, and as the complexity of medicine increases, this is reflected in the complexity of the dilemmas we are forced to grapple with.
A welcome and timely seminar series has been organised by The Islamic Medical Ethics Forum on The Basis and Basics of Islamic Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence. This looks at some of the major medical specialities and some of the advances, which have occurred in these fields in the light of Guidance provided by Shariah, Islamic Law. Issues ranging from organ transplantation, mental illness, invitro fertilisation and euthanasia are covered.
The course objectives include:
- To increase awareness of contemporary medical ethics from the Islamic perspective.
- To understand the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usool ul Fiqh) as a basis for the practice of medicine in accordance with Shariah.
- To increase the awareness of contemporary debates and learn how to address these issues.
- To provide a forum and interpersonal contact between Medical Practitioners, Islamic Scholars (Ulamaa) and other academics, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.
Both male and female students and practitioners are welcome.
Certificates of attendance will be issued and continuing education and professional development (CEPD) points have been approved by the Royal Colleges.
The seminars will be held at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (MIHE) Lecture Theatre, at the Islamic Foundation, Markfield, Leicestershire, just off junction 22 of the M1.
The 4 seminars will be held on the second Sunday of every month from March to June 2004, God Willing. Seminars will be in the form of lectures with questions and answers, and open discussions.
Dr Zubair Mulla, Course Organiser on 07969 838102 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org