Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic & Islamic Guidelines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic & Islamic Guidelines

About the Course

Al Balagh offering a series of 12 significant structured online lectures analysing current and future projections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from an Islamic perspective. Recognising that the issue impacts everyone, the course will focus on issues related to medical, psychological and spiritual perspectives coupled with tips, toolkits and guidance for all including families who are socially distancing. This two weeks online lecture series will provide you with a clear understanding of Islamic rulings related to COVID 19. They will equip you with the knowledge that will help you to navigate through this crisis confidently.

Course Team

Dr Muhammad Munir

(Lecturer in Biomedicine with expertise in COVID-19, Lancaster University, UK)

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy)

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

(Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services to Barts Health NHS Trust,UK)

Dr Aasim Padela

(Director of Medicine and Religion program, UChicago Medicine, USA)

Dr Rania Awaad

(Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford)

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

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

Dr Adnan Ali

(Medical Director,SJ Healthcare Consultancy Limited,UK)

Shaykh Waqaus Ali

(Educational Consultant,Ilm2Amal)

AT A GLANCE

12 Pre-recorded Online Sessions

Self-paced

Two-year Access

Access to Mobile App

Admin & IT Support

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Course Fee:

Free Course

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Course Team

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

(Head of Chaplaincy and Bereavement Services to Barts Health NHS Trust,UK)

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy)

Dr Muhammad Munir

(Lecturer in Biomedicine with expertise in COVID-19, Lancaster University, UK)

Dr Aasim Padela

(Director of Medicine and Religion program, UChicago Medicine, USA)

Dr Rania Awaad

(Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford)

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Director and researcher at the Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Darul Iftaa, www.daruliftaa.com)

Shaykh Awadullah Yusuf al-Azhari

(Founder and Rector of The Open School for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Principal Consultant of Azhari Consultancy & Training)

Dr Adnan Ali

(Medical Director,SJ Healthcare Consultancy Limited,UK)

Shayk Waqaus Ali

(Educational Consultant,Ilm2Amal)

Main Modules

SESSION

1

Home Isolation & Coronavirus 

Home Isolation & Coronavirus 

Dr Adnan Ali

SESSION

2

Islamic Tradition- Trials, Tribulations & their Resolution 

Islamic Tradition- Trials, Tribulations & their Resolution 

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

SESSION

3

Important Islamic Rulings related to Pandemics & Coronavirus 

Important Islamic Rulings related to Pandemics & Coronavirus

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

SESSION

4

Coronavirus Outbreak: Risks, Impact & Mitigation

Coronavirus Outbreak: Risks, Impact & Mitigation

Dr Muhammad Munir

SESSION

5

Islamic Fiqh Guidelines: Toolkit to Manage Epidemics

Islamic Fiqh Guidelines: Toolkit to Manage Epidemics

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

SESSION

6

Reliance on Allah: Between Hope and Fear

Reliance on Allah: Between Hope and Fear

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

SESSION

7

A Guide to Burials, Funerals and Bereavement during an Epidemic

A Guide to Burials, Funerals and Bereavement during an Epidemic

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

SESSION

8

Bioethical Issues in Pandemics from an Islamic Perspective

  Bioethical Issues in Pandemics from an Islamic Perspective

Dr Aasim Padela

SESSION

9

Public Health Policy & Emergency Response Framework from an Islamic Perspective

Public Health Policy & Emergency Response Framework from an Islamic Perspective

Dr Rafaqat Rashid

SESSION

10

Islamic Psychological Resilience and Coping Mechanisms during COVID19 Outbreak

Islamic Psychological Resilience and Coping Mechanisms during COVID19 Outbreak

Dr Rania Awaad

SESSION

11

Character Building and Values Driven Tarbiya for Kids During the Lock Down

Character Building and Values Driven Tarbiya for Kids During the Lock Down

Ustadh Waqaus Ali

SESSION

12

Turning to Allah – Spiritual Approach to Seeking Mercy and Cure

Turning to Allah – Spiritual Approach to Seeking Mercy and Cure

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to examine the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Medical, Islamic, Psychological, Ethical, Regulatory and Fiqh perspectives. The course, first of its kind, will provide you with a clear understanding of Islamic rulings related to Pandemics, including the COVID-19 and the application of Islamic rulings in different situations. The course will enable you to understand up-to-date, relevant medical facts and equip you with the knowledge required to protect yourself, your family and the global community from this pandemic. It will brief on Psychological, Ethical, Regulatory aspects for better understanding.
The course will examine key topics such as Coronavirus Epidemic (Risks, Impacts, Mitigation), Home Isolation & Coronavirus, Essential Islamic Rulings related to Pandemics & Coronavirus, Islamic Psychological Resilience and Coping Mechanisms during the COVID-19 Outbreak, Islamic Fiqh Guidelines to Manage Epidemics, Turning to Allah- Spiritual Approach to Seeking Mercy and Cure, Islamic Tradition- Trials, Tribulations & their Resolution, A Guide to Burials, Funerals and Bereavement during an Epidemic, Public Health Policy & Emergency Response Framework from an Islamic Perspective and much more.
The course comprises of 12 pre-recorded online sessions that can be completed through self-paced mode. The course is suitable for every student who has an interest in this subject and would like to enhance their understanding related to the COVID-19. After completing this course, students will be able to create awareness, guide the community and help in saving lives and humanity.
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to- :

  • Explain the medical aspects of Coronavirus and impart key medical facts and mitigation of the risks associated with it.
  • Identify key psychological issues associated with the disasters and epidemics, and the steps to overcome them.
  • Develop a clear understanding of essential Islamic rulings relevant to COVID-19 and learn its application in different situations.
  • Explain practical medical, Islamic & social issues associated with the COVID-19 and prepare them for upcoming circumstances.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding and a spiritual mindset of Islamic response to the epidemics, including the Coronavirus.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to -:

  • Learn the medical aspects of Coronavirus and how to mitigate the risks associated with it.
  • Understand the essential psychological issues associated with disasters and epidemics and how to address them.
  • Apply the key Islamic rulings relevant to COVID-19 and adapt its application in different situations, as required.
  • Define the practical medical, Islamic and social issues associated with the COVID-19 and tackle them.
  • Implement the critical insight with a spiritual outlook of possible Islamic responses to epidemics, like the Coronavirus.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is by no means compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can access the Discussion board on myAlbalagh or discuss via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared. Our support staff will mediate your queries back and forth to the course instructors.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.

 

 

Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the MyAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of MyAlBalagh.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.

 

 

How do I interact with my classmates?
You can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well. Furthermore, you can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into my private member portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our student support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.

 

 

Does Al Balagh Academy issue certificates?
Yes. Al Balagh is a UK based NGO Academy issuing our Academy certificates for all our courses, with an exception of a few university accredited courses.

 

 

When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a graded and timed exam.

 

 

What is the eligibility criteria for Scholarship?
Please visit our scholarship page for more details. (Hyperlink AlBalagh Scholarship page)

If you are still facing issues, kindly contact our helpdesk team at [email protected]
Download MyAlBalagh mobile app from Playstore or Appstore to play or download (for offline viewing) all the completed recordings and PPT.

 

When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlbalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.

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