The Fiqh of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām Medication, Prescribing and Pharmacy

The Fiqh of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām Medication, Prescribing and Pharmacy

About The Course

Discover a one-of-a-kind learning experience tailored exclusively for Muslim healthcare professionals, scholars, pharmacists, chaplains, policy influencers, and organisations committed to elevating Muslim patient care and ethical practice for health professionals. Our course is a deep dive into the intricate crossroads of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) and the ethical dimensions of medical prescription and medication dispensation.

Course Team

Dr.RafaqatRashid

Shaykh Dr. Rafāqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy)

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK)

Dr.RafaqatRashid

Mufti Sarfaraz

(Shariah Consultant for the Halal Monitoring Committee, UK)

Mufti Muhammed Zubair Butt

Mufti Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford)

dr-aasim-padela

Dr. Asim Padela

(Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion, Uni. Chicago Medicine, USA)

AT A GLANCE

16 Live Online Sessions

Duration : 16 Weeks

Sundays, 5 PM - 6:30PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App

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From £24.99/Month

(For 4 Months)

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Starts on 21st January 2024

Course Fee

Pay in Full: £119.99 £99.99

Pay In 4 Installments: £24.99 per month

Registration Deadline:

20th January 2024

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Course Overview

Discover a one-of-a-kind learning experience tailored exclusively for Muslim healthcare professionals, scholars, pharmacists, chaplains, policy influencers, and organisations committed to elevating Muslim patient care and ethical practice for health professionals. Our course is a deep dive into the intricate crossroads of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) and the ethical dimensions of medical prescription and medication dispensation.

Embark on a transformative journey guided by the renowned Shaykh Dr. Rafaqat Rashid and other esteemed Sharīʿah scholars, as we unveil the profound insights of Islamic jurisprudence in healthcare prescribing. Our meticulously curated program empowers students, scholars, and healthcare practitioners, bridging the divide between Islamic law and the medical realm.

Immerse yourself in a comprehensive curriculum that masterfully blends theoretical wisdom with real-world application. Explore case studies delving into Sharīʿah principles surrounding medication, including mind-altering drugs like morphine-based treatments, sedatives, gelatine-containing medication, alcohol-based prescriptions, and medications in psychiatry, end-of-life care and vaccinations. By course completion, you’ll possess a well-rounded grasp of the Fiqh of medication and prescribing, equipping you to deliver exceptional care while upholding Islamic ethics.

Join us on this enlightening educational journey, where you’ll gain profound insights from all four Sunni schools of thought and access the latest, cutting-edge knowledge in the field. Elevate your expertise in the Fiqh of healthcare prescribing and make a meaningful impact in the world of medical practice, all within the context of unwavering Islamic principles. Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your healthcare career into one which is in line with our Islamic ethical tradition. Enroll now!

Course Overview
Course Overview
Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Expert Instruction: The majority of this course will be personally taught by Shaykh Dr. Rafaqat Rashid himself, a renowned authority in Islamic jurisprudence related to Bioethics. Benefit from his decades of experience and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Explore Fiqh from all four Sunni schools, ensuring a well-rounded understanding that caters to diverse perspectives within the Islamic tradition.
  • Cutting-Edge Knowledge: Stay ahead with the most updated and recent developments in Islamic jurisprudence related to prescribing medication. Our curriculum evolves with the changing landscape of Fiqh related to prescribing.
  • Theory and Practice: Bridge the gap between theory and practice. Dive into real-life case studies that apply Fiqh principles to contemporary issues, equipping you with practical skills for real-world scenarios.
  • Albalagh Shariah Board Certification: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be honored with a prestigious certificate from the Al-Balagh Shariah Board, recognized globally for its commitment to Islamic education.

Join us on a transformative journey to deepen your understanding of Fiqh, refine your ability to navigate complex legal issues, and earn a certificate that attests to your expertise. Enroll today to become a beacon of knowledge in the field of Islamic jurisprudence.

Learning Outcomes

Course Overview

  1. Understanding Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh): Gain a solid understanding of the foundational concepts and principles of Fiqh as it relates to medication and prescribing in Islamic ethics.
  2. Recognition of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām Medications: Learn to differentiate between permissible (Ḥalāl) and impermissible (Ḥarām) medications, including understanding the criteria and sources of Islamic law used in making such determinations.
  3. Handling Alcohol and Gelatine in Medications: Explore the specific Fiqh rulings concerning the use of alcohol and gelatin in medications and understand how to navigate these issues ethically.
  4. Knowledge of Other Ḥarām Ingredients: Develop awareness of other Ḥarām ingredients and excipients commonly found in medications and learn how to assess their permissibility in medical practice.
  5. Ethical Guidelines for Prescribing: Understand the ethical guidelines and considerations when prescribing medications, especially when Ḥarām alternatives may exist.
  6. Avoiding Assisting in Sin: Learn how to avoid scenarios where prescribing medications may inadvertently assist in sinful actions, in accordance with Islamic jurisprudence.
  7. Application of Fiqh in Practical Settings: Apply the acquired knowledge and principles to practical scenarios, including psychiatric medication, end-of-life care, and prescribing during Ramadan fasting.
  8. Vaccinations and Pandemics: Gain insights into the Fiqh of vaccinations, including discussions on Ḥalāl and Ḥarām vaccinations, and understand the ethical considerations during pandemics.
  9. Legal Maxims (Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyyah): Familiarize yourself with relevant legal maxims used as guidance in Fiqh and their application in medication prescribing and dispensing.
  10. Certificate of Expertise: Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate from the Albalagh Shariah Board, validating their expertise in the Fiqh of medication and prescribing.

By the end of this course, students will be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the Fiqh aspects related to medication and prescribing, enabling them to provide ethical and informed care to Muslim patients while upholding Islamic principles.

Learning Objectives
Learning Objectives

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 38000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

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.
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.
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.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
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.

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 have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
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.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
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 the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.
Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?

Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 38000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.

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.
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.
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.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
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.
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 have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
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.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
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 the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.

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