Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic & Islamic Guidelines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic & Islamic Guidelines

About the Course

Al Balagh designed a series of 12 significant structured online lectures analysing current and future projections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from an Islamic perspective. Recognising that the issue impacts everyone, the course will focus on issues related to medical, psychological and spiritual perspectives coupled with tips, toolkits and guidance for all including families who are socially distancing. This two weeks online lecture series will provide you with a clear understanding of Islamic rulings related to COVID 19. They will equip you with the knowledge that will help you to navigate through this crisis confidently.

Course Team

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy)

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

(Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services to Barts Health NHS Trust,UK)

Dr Muhammad Munir

(Lecturer in Biomedicine with expertise in COVID-19, Lancaster University, UK)

Dr Aasim Padela

(Director of Medicine and Religion program, UChicago Medicine, USA)

Dr Rania Awaad

(Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford)

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Darul Iftaa)

Dr Adnan Ali

(Medical Director,SJ Healthcare Consultancy Limited,UK)

Shaykh Waqaus Ali

(Educational Consultant,Ilm2Amal)

AT A GLANCE

12 Live Online Sessions

1 Month

Everyday 8:00PM - 9:30PM BST

Video Recordings Available

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Starts on 3rd April, 2020.

Course Fee:

Free Course

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Course Instructors

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

(Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services to Barts Health NHS Trust,UK)

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy)

Dr Muhammad Munir

(Lecturer in Biomedicine with expertise in COVID-19, Lancaster University, UK)

Dr Aasim Padela

(Director of Medicine and Religion program, UChicago Medicine, USA)

Dr Rania Awaad

(Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford)

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Darul Iftaa, www.daruliftaa.com)

Shaykh Awadullah Yusuf al-Azhari

(Founder and Rector of The Open School for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Principal Consultant of Azhari Consultancy & Training)

Dr Adnan Ali

(Medical Director,SJ Healthcare Consultancy Limited,UK)

Shayk Waqaus Ali

(Educational Consultant,Ilm2Amal)

Main Modules 

Home Isolation & Coronavirus

Dr Adnan Ali

Session Date: 3rd April 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Risks, Impact & Mitigation

Dr Muhammad Munir

Session Date: 4th April 2020

A Guide to Burials, Funerals and Bereavement during an Epidemic

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

Session Date: 5th April 2020

Islamic Psychological Resilience and Coping Mechanisms during COVID19 Outbreak

Dr Rania Awaad

Session Date: 8th April 2020

Islamic Tradition- Trials, Tribulations & their Resolution

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Session Date: 10th April 2020

Islamic Fiqh Guidelines: Toolkit to Manage Epidemics

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

Session Date: 12th April 2020

Bioethical Issues in Pandemics from an Islamic Perspective

Dr Aasim Padela

Session Date: 14th April 2020

Character Building and Values Driven Tarbiya for Kids During the Lock Down

Ustadh Waqaus Ali

Session Date: 15th April 2020

Important Islamic Rulings related to Pandemics & Coronavirus

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

Session Date: 16th April 2020

Reliance on Allah: Between Hope and Fear

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

Session Date: 17th April 2020

Public Health Policy & Emergency Response Framework from an Islamic Perspective

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

Session Date: 18th April 2020

Turning to Allah - Spiritual Approach to Seeking Mercy and Cure

Session Date: 19th April 2020

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to examine the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Medical, Islamic, Psychological, Ethical, Regulatory and Fiqh perspectives. The course, first of its kind, will provide you with a clear understanding of Islamic rulings related to Pandemics, including the COVID-19 and the application of Islamic rulings in different situations. The course will enable you to understand up-to-date, relevant medical facts and equip you with the knowledge required to protect yourself, your family and the global community from this pandemic. It will brief on Psychological, Ethical, Regulatory aspects for better understanding.
The course will examine key topics such as Coronavirus Epidemic (Risks, Impacts, Mitigation), Home Isolation & Coronavirus, Essential Islamic Rulings related to Pandemics & Coronavirus, Islamic Psychological Resilience and Coping Mechanisms during the COVID-19 Outbreak, Islamic Fiqh Guidelines to Manage Epidemics, Turning to Allah- Spiritual Approach to Seeking Mercy and Cure, Islamic Tradition- Trials, Tribulations & their Resolution, A Guide to Burials, Funerals and Bereavement during an Epidemic, Public Health Policy & Emergency Response Framework from an Islamic Perspective and much more.
The course will be delivered in 12 online sessions in just two weeks. The course is suitable for every student who has an interest in this subject and would like to enhance their understanding related to the COVID-19. After completing this course, students will be able to create awareness, guide the community and help in saving lives and humanity.
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to- :

  • Explain the medical aspects of Coronavirus and impart key medical facts and mitigation of the risks associated with it.
  • Identify key psychological issues associated with the disasters and epidemics, and the steps to overcome them.
  • Develop a clear understanding of essential Islamic rulings relevant to COVID-19 and learn its application in different situations.
  • Explain practical medical, Islamic & social issues associated with the COVID-19 and prepare them for upcoming circumstances.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding and a spiritual mindset of Islamic response to the epidemics, including the Coronavirus.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to -:

  • Learn the medical aspects of Coronavirus and how to mitigate the risks associated with it.
  • Understand the essential psychological issues associated with disasters and epidemics and how to address them.
  • Apply the key Islamic rulings relevant to COVID-19 and adapt its application in different situations, as required.
  • Define the practical medical, Islamic and social issues associated with the COVID-19 and tackle them.
  • Implement the critical insight with a spiritual outlook of possible Islamic responses to epidemics, like the Coronavirus.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre- recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. The learners can ask questions and get their doubts cleared if any. You can get support from our dedicated academic support team during live sessions and even after it, as needed.
Is it compulsory to attend LIVE sessions? Will it be count towards the progress of my course?
We always encourage attending LIVE sessions among students, but in any case you miss attending one of the sessions, then you can always access the recorded videos of the session (Yes, you will get access to the recorded video of every LIVE session you missed).
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlbalagh, our online learning portal, within 24 hours.
When will LIVE sessions be scheduled?
The Date, Day, and Time for each LIVE session will always be pre-scheduled. To know more about the schedule on live sessions, please, visit “myAlbalagh” and click on the tab “Schedule.” You will get complete details.
What if I am not able to attend LIVE sessions?
If in any case, you miss attending LIVE session, you can catch up by watching the video recordings later at your convenience. To get access to the video recordings, visit “myAlbalagh” and sign-in. You can get access to “myAlbalagh” through your laptop, desktop and ever your mobile.
What if I have questions to ask but can’t attend Live?
You can access the “discussion board” via “myAlbalagh” or through “whatsapp group” dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use “Discussion Board” to get connected to other course learners as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our “Whatsapp Group” exclusive for the course students.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected].
Are family/group discounts available?
Yes, we provide discounts for groups or families who are interested in joining our courses. Please, email us to get details on it.
I am having trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

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