Al Balagh
1st International Conference on

The Fiqh of Medicine (Islamic Medical Ethics)


19th September, 2020, London 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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








About ICFOM-2020

The event will host ‘thought leaders’ and international Muslim experts on Islamic Fiqh and Bioethics – Muslim scholars, Academics, Muslim Health Bodies, NHS bodies, medical professionals and the public will all have the opportunity to meet on one platform to present a blend of ethical practical and theological perspectives allowing space for questions, discussion and proposed solutions.

Featured Talks & Speakers

Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina

George Mason University | GMU · Department of Religious Studies, USA

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

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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

Mufti Zubair Butt

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

Amjid Ali

Management Consultant. NHS Blood and Transplant. Chair, Strategic Independent Advisory Group, UK

Ali Jan Haider

Director of strategy at NHS, UK

Dr Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

WhiteThread Institute, UK

Dr Muhammad Mansur Ali

Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University, UK

Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid

Academic Director at Al Balagh Academy, UK

Dr Obadah Ghannam

The Centre for Islam and Medicine, UK

Dr Mehrunisha Suleman

Research Associate, Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Naznin Mirza

British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA), UK

Sundus Mahdi

University of Sheffield, UK

Programme Aims

  • To increase awareness of contemporary medical bioethics from the Islamic perspective, its challenges and proposed future.
  • 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 including students, and Islamic 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 NHS bodies. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the conference.



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.

Full Schedule