Schedule

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.

AGENDA

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09:00am – 09:15am

Registration and Tea

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09:15am – 10:30am

Al Balagh Academy – Opening Ceremony

Introduction and Welcome
Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy) 

Keynote Speeches
Importance of Bridging Knowledge Gaps: Ulama and Health Professionals
Prof. Abdul Aziz Sachedina (George Mason University | GMU · Department of Religious Studies, USA)
Mufti Dr Abdur-Rahman Mangera (Whitethread Institute, London, UK)

Graduation Ceremony
Presentation of Certificates and Awards

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10:30am – 10:45am

Break and Networking

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10:45am – 12:00 noon

Ethical Conflicts- Islam, Muslims and Healthcare

NHS Organ Transplantation and Muslim Donors
Amjid Ali
(Management Consultant. NHS Blood and Transplant. Chair, Strategic Independent Advisory Group, UK)

Muslim Values and End of Life healthcare decision-making
Dr Mehrunisha Suleman (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK)

Ethically Controversial Medical Procedures
Obadah Ghannam
(The Centre for Islam and Medicine, UK) & Sundus Mahdi (University of Sheffield,UK

Panel Discussion

Chair – Ali Jan (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Bradford and Craven CCGs)
Panellists:
Amjid Ali(Management Consultant. NHS Blood and Transplant. Chair, Strategic Independent Advisory Group, UK)
Dr Mehrunisha Suleman (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK)
Obadah Ghannam (The Centre for Islam and Medicine, UK)
Sundus Mahdi (University of Sheffield,UK)

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12:00 – 13:15

Islamic Bioethics- Theory to Practice

Hijabs and Bare Below the Elbows
Dr Naznin Mirza
(British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA), UK)

Islamic Biomedical Ethics- Historical Challenges
Dr Mohammed Ghaly
(Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar)

Limitations and Misappropriations of Medical Fatawa: Mind the Gaps
Dr Aasim Padela
(Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion, Uni. ChicagoMedicine, USA)

Panel Discussion

Chair – Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy,UK)
Panellists:
Dr Naznin Mirza (British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA), 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)
Prof. Abdul Aziz Sachedina (George Mason University | GMU · Department of Religious Studies, USA)

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13:15 – 14:15

Lunch, Prayer and Networking

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14:15 – 15:45

Mufti’s and Contemporary Fatawa in light of Bioethics

The Fatwa Process
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari (Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Leicester, UK)

Contemporary Fatawa and Challenges – Beginning and End of Life Ethics
Mufti Zubair Butt (Senior Advisor on Islamic law at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Bradford, UK)

Filling the Gaps- The Future of Medical Fiqh
Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director at Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Panel Discussion

Chair  Shaykh Dr Mansur Ali (Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University, UK)
Panellists
Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam (Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Leicester, UK)
Mufti Zubair Butt (Senior Advisor on Islamic law at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Bradford, UK)
Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid (Academic Director at Al Balagh Academy, UK)
Mufti Dr Abdur Rahman Mangera (Whitethread Institute, London, UK)

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15:45 – 16:00

Break, Prayer

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16:00

Keynote Speech

The Vision for Global Islamic Biomedical Ethics
Prof, Abdul Aziz Sachedina (George Mason University, USA)

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16:30

Closing Speech