Al Balagh Academy
2nd International Conference on

The Fiqh of Medicine (Islamic Medical Ethics)

 

27th – 28th March, 2021  
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (GMT) , Virtual Event

For Health Care Professionals, Students, Muslim Scholars and all other interested parties and Health Bodies.

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About ICFOM-2021

Medical science has witnessed some profound technological advances just in the past few decades. This has had quite an impact on the way we practice medicine, diagnose and treat. Modern medicine has challenged our understanding of humanity, and has brought some serious ethical, philosophical, theological and legal dilemmas to the table.

As the field of medicine is developing at an ever-increasing rate, and the world has become a global village, we find ourselves in an information age where the public turns to online sources and multi-media to be informed about what is the right or wrong thing to do.

Muslim leaders, the public, and stakeholder bodies need to be equipped, not only to effectively navigate the world of contemporary bioethics, but to help others make sense of these important ethical questions, through a good understanding of scripture, informed expert guidance and an ability to present this work in a way which is impactful and useful for consumers i.e. Muslim public, health professionals and organisations.

Featured Talks & Speakers

DIRECTOR OF THE MEDICAL ETHICS CENTER IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Dr. Mohammad Ali Al-Bar

DIRECTOR OF THE MEDICAL ETHICS CENTER IN THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Dr. Mohammad Ali Al-Bar

Born in Aden, Yemen, on Dec. 29, 1939. He received his MBBS degree (with honours) from Cairo University (1964) and his Diploma of Internal Diseases, Cairo University (1969). He received membership in the Royal Colleges of Physicians (London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow) in February 1971 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 1994. He developed an interest in bioethics from an Islamic perspective and has participated in meetings and discussions on Islamic jurisprudence and ethics, including those of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah, Islamic Fiqh Academy in Mecca and the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences (IOMS), Kuwait. He serves as Director of the Medical Ethics Center, International Medical Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and is an internal medicine consultant and advisor of the Islamic Medicine Department, King Fahd Center for Medical Research, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah. He authored numerous publications on bioethical questions, including organ transplantation, stem cell research, sperm banks, AIDS, artificial insemination, abortion, contraception, embryology, brain death, and prophetic medicine. He wrote numerous books, one of which is the celebrated work known in English under the title Human Development as Revealed in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith (2002).

Programme Aims

  • To increase awareness of contemporary medical bioethics from the Islamic perspective, its challenges and proposed future direction.
  • To promote and advance a multidisciplinary approach to research and intelligence in producers and more engagement with consumers of Islamic Bioethics.
  • To provide a forum and interpersonal contact between Medical Practitioners, Islamic Scholars (Ulema) and other academics and bodies, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is intended to cater for medical, nursing and allied professionals and students, Muslim Scholars (Ulema) who feel the need for an opportunity to review and update their thinking about Islamic medical ethical issues -also for Muslim healthcare leaders, Muslim health organisations and Health bodies. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the conference.

 

Agenda

The conference will begin with a graduation ceremony of all graduates of the Al Balagh Academy Fiqh of Medicine course. The day will then follow with three sets of presentations followed by their respective panel discussions. The day will close with closing remarks and ample opportunity for networking.

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