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About The Course

The course provides an in-depth and unique introduction to the field of Medical Fiqh and its relationship with Islamic bioethics, for both medical professionals and muslim scholars. Students will learn principled practical and theological approaches to medical ethical dilemmas. The course will cover key concepts within Islamic theology, usul al-fiqh, epistemology, and fiqh pertaining to modern-day medicine, whilst applying principles discussed in the course to contemporary medical cases.

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Course Code: FOM1
Al Balagh Credits: 15

Duration: 4 Months
Course Starting  Date:  15th Sep 2019
Day:  Sunday
Live Session Timings:

7 – 9 PM BST


Effort: 2 – 5 Hours / Week
Program: Fiqh of Medicine Level – 1
Prerequisite: None

Language  English
Mode:  Online (Live and Interactive )
Online Learning Material:  Yes ( Accessible After Course Starting Date)
Video Recordings: Yes {Accessible 24/7 (Valid till 2 years) Easily Downloadable on Mobile App}

Fees: From £24.99/month for 4 months

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Course Team

Shaykh Dr Rafaqat

Academic Director at Al Balagh Academy, UK

Dr Mohammed Ghaly

Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar

Dr Aasim Padela

 Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion, Uni. ChicagoMedicine, USA

Dr Muhammad Mansur Ali

 Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam

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

Mufti Muhammed Zubair Butt

Senior Advisor on Islamic law at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Bradford, UK

Main Modules 

1. Islamic and Western Medical Ethics - An Overview

This module will explain the importance of medical ethics. It will provide basic principles pertaining to both western understanding of medical ethics and Islamic.

  •  Theory and practice of western medical ethics
  • Principles of Islamic medical ethics
  • The Basics of the application of principles of Islamic medical ethics / jurisprudence
  • How does Islamic medical ethics differ and or agree with western medical ethics

2. Basics of Islamic Medical Jurisprudence and Fiqh. (Terminologies)

This module will introduce delegates to the Islamic sources and the moral-ethical framework from where Muslim scholars deduce rulings related to medical fiqh and common terminologies.

  • Primary sources
  • Secondary sources
  • Ijtihad and deducing the moral law
  • Important terminologies

3. The Fiqh of Family Planning and Reproductive Technology

The aim of this module is to explore ethical issues from an Islamic perspective related to contraception, abortion, reproductive technologies (IVF and alternative therapies).

  • Conception
  • Contraception
  • Termination/ Abortion
  • Reproductive Technologies

4. The Fiqh of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This module will be solely interactive and will discuss a number of case scenarios and the application of the Islamic rulings to real cases.

  • Islamic guidelines for gynaeclogists
  • Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) from Islamic perspective
  • Labour and Post-delivery – Case Study
  • Gender Interactions in clinical settings
  • Contraception/ Abortion -Case Studies
  • Burial and Janaza for Stillbirths and foetus

5. The Fiqh of Halal and Haram Medicine

This module will discuss the understanding of what is halaal and haram medication and when is it permissible to prescribe/ dispense medication. It will also explore the Islamic verdicts related to smoking and recreational drugs.

  • What is halaal and haram medication
  • Use of gelatine in medicine and related concessions
  • Use of alcohol in medicine and related concessions
  • The verdict on smoking
  • The verdict on use of recreational drugs

6. The Fiqh of Pharmacy

This module will be solely interactive and will discuss a number of case scenarios and the application of the Islamic rulings to real cases.

  • Prescribing medication with haram ingredients – Case Study
  • Administering Vaccinations and dealing with drug companies – Case Study
  • Treating with Haram medication
  • Assisting in Sin
  • Vaccinations
  • Shari’ processes of purification

7. Islamic Code of Practice for Medical Professionals

This is a very interesting and unique module on the subject of moral conduct and characteristics ‘adab’ of medical health professionals. It draws on relevant classical Islamic text and discusses how the conduct of medical professionals today contrasts with what Islam asks of us.

  • Rank of Medicine as a Science
  • Ethics vs. Akhlaq/Adab
  • Classical Islamic literature on Character of Muslim Doctors
  • Islamic Code of Medical Ethics

8. The Medical Fiqh of Fasting

This module provides Islamic Fiqh guidelines for clinicians who have the responsibility of advising whether someone is medically fit and hence obliged to fast from both a clinical and a legal Islamic perspective. It will also include a detailed, yet pragmatic approach to the principles of what makes the fast void when it comes to medical therapies and procedures.

  • Whose obligated to fast in Ramadan
  • Four principle approach on advising who should or should not fast
  • Principles of what makes the fast void: medical therapies
  • Principles of what makes the fast void: medical procedures

9. End of Life Decisions and Euthanasia

This module will discuss all relevant topics related to end of life care. Some of the areas of discussion will be related to withholding and withdrawing fluids and nutrition, turning off life support machines, DNR orders, and issues surrounding euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS).

  • Islam and Sanctity of life
  • Withdrawing and withholding treatment
  • Withdrawing life support
  • Euthanasia and PAS

10. Organ Donation and Transplantation

This module will deal with a variety of conditions and surgical procedures relevant to surgeons, dentists and all specialties that deal with implants, transplants, grafts from multiple sources; prosthetic, animal and human parts. The module will also discuss the issue of donating organs.

  • Islamic rulings related to implants and grafts
  • Islamic rulings related to organ transplants
  • Donating organs from Islamic perspective

11. The Adadith of Medicine – An Overview

This lecture will provide students an introduction to the book of ‘tibb’ medicine (Sahih Al Bukhari).

Course Info

Course Starting Date:

15th SEP 2019

Registration Deadline(Extended):

  30th SEP  2019

Course Fee

Full payment £129.99 £99.99(beforeAug 20th)

Monthly Subscription – 4 x£29.99 £24.99(before Aug 20th)

Add-Ons (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

One-to-One Mentor Support: £50

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

Course Features

Duration – 4 Months


Professional Admin and IT Support

Live Sessions on Sundays from 5:30 PM GMT


Printed Certificates / Digital Certificates

Live & Pre-Recorded Sessions


Online Assessments (Optional)

24 / 7 Access to Video Recordings and Online Learning Materials


Live Q & A

Course Overview

The course aims to provide both theory and case-based practical advice on some of the most interesting and common medical ethical issues for Muslims. It addresses the fundamental questions affecting health care and allied professionals today.

Main Modules:

  • Islamic and Western Medical Ethics – An Overview
  • Basics of Islamic Medical Jurisprudence and Fiqh. (Terminologies)
  • The Fiqh of Family Planning and Reproductive Technology
  • The Fiqh of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • The Fiqh of Halal and Haram Medicine
  • The Fiqh of Pharmacy
  • Islamic Code of Practice for Medical Professionals
  • The Medical Fiqh of Fasting
  • End of Life Decisions and Euthanasia
  • Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • The Ahadith of Medicine – An Introduction

Main Aims and Objectives

1. To describe the Islamic legal and ethical perspectives to contemporary medical issues.

2. To understand the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence [Usul ul Fiqh] as a basis for the practice of medicine in accordance with shari’ah.

3. To develop a greater understanding of the Islamic rulings relating to the field of Islamic medical ethics.

4. To discuss critical concepts of Islamic theology and doctrinal positions that underpin Islamic moral frameworks.

5. To provide a forum and interpersonal contact between Medical Practitioners, Muslim Scholars (Ulamaa) and other academics, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unique course, the delegates will:

  • Gain knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to become better informed about Islamic bioethics literature and engage in moral reasoning about clinical ethics cases.
  • Understand the different Islamic views relating to the field of medicine in a modern context.
  • Advise and inform patients and doctors about Islamic rulings relating to contemporary medical issues.
  • Apply the Islamic principles to the present day medical case studies.

Course Content and Format

The course covers all the fundamental aspects of contemporary issues relevant to Islamic health care ethics and law required to assist areas of practice and counsel. There are 10 modules delivered over three months. The live online interactive sessions are delivered on Sundays for up to 2 or 3 hours.

The whole course is taken online and offers a flexible way to study while maintaining work and personal commitments.


How is this online course structured?

Our online program comprises enriched learning sessions, engaging, on-demand live and recorded video lessons. Our course is innovatively divided into different modules and sub models. The learners can ask questions, get their doubts cleared if they have any. You can get support from our course instructors or academic support team during live sessions or even after the sessions as needed.

How I will get printed certificate?
Right after successful completion of the course and assessment, you can expect to get the certificate from Al Balagh Academy. Your certificate will be emailed to you. You can get it printed or shared with your friends.
What do you mean by 1-to-1 Mentor Support?
We understand you may need personalised support from the mentor. Therefore, we are facilitating one-to-one mentor support to ensure your personal and professional growth. Your personal mentor will be helping you through out the course with understanding more about anything related to the course. You may contact him by Email, Whatsapp or book an appointment and meet him online
Is it compulsory to attend LIVE sessions? Will it be count towards the progress of my course?
We always encourage that you should attend LIVE sessions but if, in any case, you miss attending one of the sessions then you can always have access to the recorded session (Yes, you will receive recorded video of the LIVE session you have missed).
When will I have access to the online course material?
Right after successful enrolment, you will get access to myAlbalagh which is our online learning portal where you can get access to the pre-course material. The course content will be released gradually after starting the course.
When will LIVE sessions be scheduled?
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 convenient time. To get access to the video recordings, you should visit “myAlbalagh” by using your sign-in details. You can get access to “myAlbalagh” through your laptop, desktop or from your mobile.
What if I have questions to ask but can’t attend Live?
Please, get access to “myAlbalagh” and reach “Discussion Board.” It is this place where you can ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will take your queries forward and get answers for you from your course instructors.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use “Discussion Board” to get connected to other course learners as well. But we recommend that the discussion here on “Discussion Board” shall be relevant only to the course being taken. Strictly, no personal discussions or chatting. You can also interact with your classmates in our “Whatsapp Group” exclusive for the course students
How long will I have access to the online program?
You will have access to the online course content up to 2 years. Please contact our admin team by Email at [email protected] if you want lifetime access.
Are family/group discounts available?
Yes, we provide discount for groups or families who are interested in joining one of our courses. Please, email us to get complete details on it.
I am having trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case, if you find any trouble accessing your account then please, contact us immediately. We make sure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
To contact,

Email: [email protected]

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Live Sessions (Time Table) *

Sessions Date Time Day
Session 1 30 SEP 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM BST SUNDAY
Session 2 07 OCT 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM BST SUNDAY
Session 3 14 OCT 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM BST SUNDAY
Session 4 04 NOV 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY
Session 5 11 NOV 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY
Session 6 18 NOV 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY
Session 7 25 NOV 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY
Session 8 02 DEC 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY
Session 9 09 DEC 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY
Session 10 16 DEC 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM GMT SUNDAY

1. Subject to change
2. BST - British Summer Time (GMT + 1)

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