THE FIQH OF MEDICINE – LEVEL 2

     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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Duration:6 Months
Effort:2 to 5 hours per Week
Price:From £39.99 per month.
Program:Fiqh Of Medicine
Level: Level - 2
Prerequisite: None
Language:English
Mode:Online (Live and Interactive)
Video Recordings:Yes
Online Learning Material: Yes

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Course Info

Course Starting Date:

24th Mar 2019

Registration deadline:

7th Apr 2019

Course Fee

Pay In Full  –  £199.99 ( Before 10th Feb)

Pay In Full  –  £239.99 ( After 10th Feb)

Pay In 6 Instalments – £39.99

Add-On (Optional)

Digital Certificate: Free

Printed Certificate: £10

Mentor Support (One to One): £50

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

Main Modules 

1. Islamic and Western Medical Ethics: A Comparative Analysis

  • Islamic and Western Medical Ethics: A comparative Analysis
  • Classical Islamic Literature in Islamic Medical Ethics
  • Islamic ethics in practice
  • Islamic Codes of Practice for Medical Professionals and Allied Professionals

2. The Fiqh of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Industry

  • The Fiqh of Prescribing and Dispensing – Advanced
  • The Fiqh of Immunisation – Advanced
  • Halal Authentication
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Sharia Regulations
  • Ethical Issues in Supply Chain Management
  • Medical Research and Experimentation from Islamic Perspective

3. Halal Issues In Medication

  • Haram & Impermissible Substances In Medicine
  • Problematic Substances
    1. Gelatin 
    2. Alcohol 
    3. Shellac ( E904), Cochineal (Insect)
  • Fluenz: Porcine Gelatin Based Flu Vaccine
  • ROTARIX VIRUS
  • Alcohol (Ethanol) In Medication
  • Cough Medicine & Alcohol (Ethanol)
  • Ethanol rulings
  • Precaution In Medicine

4. Genetic Engineering / Cloning and Stem Cell Research – An Islamic View Point

  • Some Juristic principles/maxims (qawāʼid al-fiqhiyyah)
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Gene Therapy
  • Islamic position on genetic engineering and gene therapy
  • Genetic counselling – An Islamic view point
  • Stem Cell Research – An Islamic view point
  • Animal cloning – An Islamic view point
  • Human cloning – An Islamic view point

5. The Fiqh of Sexual Health

  • Sexual Health
  • Promiscuity
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • HIV and Aids Patients – Key Sharia Concerns
  • Moral Concepts
  • Principles related to Assisting in Sin
  • Practical Implications
  • Medico-legal ethical
  • Responsibilities

6. Confidentiality, Patient/Physician – An Islamic Perspective

  • Shari’ proofs for Confidentiality
  • Shari’ Sources to Confidentiality
  • Professional Confidentiality
  • Islamic Historical Perspective

7. Consultation and Gender Issues

  • Doctor-Patient Consultation
  • Gender issues
  • Bodily exposure
  • Seclusion
  • Gender Interaction and the Islamic limits – Practical Guidelines
  • Consultation and Examining the Patients – Practical Guidelines

8. Contemporary Fatawa and Medicine - A Detailed Analysis

  • Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh) in the 21st Century
  •  Fatawa related to Medicine – A Detailed Analysis
  • Fatwa and Mufti- A Detailed Analysis 
  • National and International Fatwa Bodies

9. An Islamic Approach to Psychology and Mental Health

  • The Cultural Relativity of Western Psychology
  • The Different Approaches to Islamic Psychology
  • Formulation Issues
  • Defining an Islamic View of Mental Health
  • Paranormal
  • Therapy
  • Case Studies

10. Death, Advanced Directives & Euthanasia

  • Complexities in End of Life Care
  • ‘End of life’ decisions
  • Defining death
  • Brain Death
  • Withdrawal of life Support
  • Euthanasia – definitions
  • Euthanasia – Where is it legal?
  • Euthanasia – Western debate
  • Advanced directives –living will
  • Euthanasia – Islamic position
  • Treatment goals for PVS patients

11. Islamic Perspectives to Consanguineous Marriage

  • Terminology
  • Prohibited degrees
  • 7 groups of consanguines
  • Impediment of milk-kinship
  • Impediment of affinity – muṣāharah
  • Permitted relationships
  • Examples of consanguine unions

12. The Fiqh of Cosmetic Surgery & Enhancement Therapy

  • Key Contemporary Issues
  • Beautification & Removal Of Defects
  • Cosmetic Surgery 
  • Hair Transplant
  • Botox

13. Organ Donation and Transplantation- Contemporary Medico-Ethical Issues for Muslims

  • Organ Donation
  • Islamic Sources
  • Opposing Islamic Viewpoints
  • Supporting Islamic Viewpoints
  • The three prime descriptions of human bodily dignity
  • Ethical Dilemmas of Maslaha/ Mafsada
  • Stipulated Condition
  • Conditions required for Muslims to approve the UK Organ Transplantation Process
  • Optout or Opt in ?
  • Shariah Regulations for Organ donation and Transplantation in Muslim Countries

14. Al Hijamah – Cupping

  • Al Hijamah – Cupping in the light of Ahadith

15. Medicine and The Ahadith – An Overview

16. Drafting Skills

17. Presentation Skills

18. Public Outreach Skills

19. Social Media Skills

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Course overview

The main topics for the level 2 will be as below;

  1. Islamic and Western Medical Ethics: A Comparative Analysis
    2. The Fiqh of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Industry
    3. Halal Issues In Medication
    4. Genetic Engineering / Cloning and Stem Cell Research – An Islamic View Point
    5. The Fiqh of Sexual Health
    6. Confidentiality, Patient/Physician – An Islamic Perspective
    7. Consultation, Examining and Gender Interaction
    8. Contemporary Fatawa and Medicine – A Detailed Analysis
    9. An Islamic Approach to Psychology and Mental Health
    10.Death, Advanced Directives & Euthanasia
    11.Islamic Perspectives to Consanguineous Marriage
    12.The Fiqh of Cosmetic Surgery & Enhancement Therapy
    13.Organ Donation and Transplantation- Contemporary Medico-Ethical Issues for Muslims
    14. The Fiqh of Patients – Defining Illness and Determining Exemptions
    14. Al Hijamah – Cupping
    15. Medicine and The Ahadith – An Overview
    16. Drafting Skills
    17. Presentation Skills
    18. Public Outreach Skills
    19. Social Media Skills

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 20 topics delivered over 6 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.

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