THE FIQH OF MEDICINE – LEVEL 1

     The course provides an in-depth conceptual introduction to the field of Islamic bioethics and will examine the practical and theological ethics of medical issues in Muslim contexts and from an Islamic perspective. The course will cover key concepts within Islamic theology, epistemology, and fiqh pertaining to modern-day medicine. The course will conclude with applying principles discussed in the course, to contemporary medical cases.

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Registration Deadline:  6th SEP 2019

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Course Code:FOM1
Al Balagh Credits:15

Duration:4 Months
Date:Course Starting  Date: 8th Sep 2019
Day: Saturday
Live Session Timings:7 – 9 PM BST

 


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

Language English
Mode: Online (Live and Interactive )
Online Learning Material: Yes ( Accessible After Course Starting Date)
Video Recordings:Yes ( Available within 48hrs After the Live Session )

Fees:From £22.50/month for 4 months

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Course Info

Course Starting Date:

8th SEP 2019

Registration Deadline:

  6th SEP  2019

Course Fee

Full payment – £89.99(before Mar 31st)

Full payment – £99.99(before Jul 31st)

Monthly Subscription – 4 x £22.50(before Mar 31st)

Monthly Subscription – 4 x £24.99(before Jul 31st)

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.

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 Features

Duration – 4 Months

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Live Sessions on Sundays from 5:30 PM GMT

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24 / 7 Access to Video Recordings and Online Learning Materials

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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

Course 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.

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.

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.

Live Sessions (Time Table) *

SessionsDateTimeDay
Session 130 SEP 20185:30 – 7:30 PM BSTSUNDAY
Session 207 OCT 20185:30 – 7:30 PM BSTSUNDAY
Session 314 OCT 20185:30 – 7:30 PM BSTSUNDAY
Session 404 NOV 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY
Session 511 NOV 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY
Session 618 NOV 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY
Session 725 NOV 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY
Session 802 DEC 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY
Session 909 DEC 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY
Session 1016 DEC 20185:30 – 7:30 PM GMTSUNDAY

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

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