THE FIQH OF MEDICINE – LEVEL 1

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THE FIQH OF MEDICINE – LEVEL 1

About the Course

This unique course provides an in-depth introduction to the field of Medical Fiqh and its relationship with Islamic bioethics, for both medical professionals and Muslim scholars. Students will learn principled practical and theological approaches to medical ethical dilemmas. The course will cover key concepts within Islamic theology, usul al-fiqh, epistemology, and fiqh pertaining to modern-day medicine, whilst applying principles discussed in the course to contemporary medical cases.

Course Team

Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Dr Mohammed Ghaly

(Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar)

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam

(Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK)

Dr Muhammad Mansur Ali

(Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University, UK)

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford, UK)

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Completely online

6 Months

Sundays : 7:00PM - 9:00PM BST

Video Recordings Available

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Starts on September 27, 2020

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Shaykh Dr Rafaqat Rashid

(Al Balagh Academy, UK)

Dr Mohammed Ghaly

(Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Qatar)

Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam

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

Dr Muhammad Mansur Ali

(Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University, UK)

Mufti Muhammed Zubair Butt

(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford, UK)

Main Modules 

1. Islamic and Western Medical Ethics - An Overview

This module will explain the importance of medical ethics. It will provide basic principles pertaining to both western understanding of medical ethics and Islamic.

  •  Theory and practice of western medical ethics
  • Principles of Islamic medical ethics
  • The Basics of the application of principles of Islamic medical ethics / jurisprudence
  • How does Islamic medical ethics differ and or agree with western medical ethics

2. Basics of Islamic Medical Jurisprudence and Fiqh. (Terminologies)

This module will introduce delegates to the Islamic sources and the moral-ethical framework from where Muslim scholars deduce rulings related to medical fiqh and common terminologies.

  • Primary sources
  • Secondary sources
  • Ijtihad and deducing the moral law
  • Important terminologies

3. The Fiqh of Family Planning and Reproductive Technology

The aim of this module is to explore ethical issues from an Islamic perspective related to contraception, abortion, reproductive technologies (IVF and alternative therapies).

  • Conception
  • Contraception
  • Termination/ Abortion
  • Reproductive Technologies

4. The Fiqh of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This module will be solely interactive and will discuss a number of case scenarios and the application of the Islamic rulings to real cases.

  • Islamic guidelines for gynaeclogists
  • Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) from Islamic perspective
  • Labour and Post-delivery – Case Study
  • Gender Interactions in clinical settings
  • Contraception/ Abortion -Case Studies
  • Burial and Janaza for Stillbirths and foetus

5. The Fiqh of Halal and Haram Medicine

This module will discuss the understanding of what is halaal and haram medication and when is it permissible to prescribe/ dispense medication. It will also explore the Islamic verdicts related to smoking and recreational drugs.

  • What is halaal and haram medication
  • Use of gelatine in medicine and related concessions
  • Use of alcohol in medicine and related concessions
  • The verdict on smoking
  • The verdict on use of recreational drugs

6. The Fiqh of Pharmacy

This module will be solely interactive and will discuss a number of case scenarios and the application of the Islamic rulings to real cases.

  • Prescribing medication with haram ingredients – Case Study
  • Administering Vaccinations and dealing with drug companies – Case Study
  • Treating with Haram medication
  • Assisting in Sin
  • Vaccinations
  • Shari’ processes of purification

7. Islamic Code of Practice for Medical Professionals

This is a very interesting and unique module on the subject of moral conduct and characteristics ‘adab’ of medical health professionals. It draws on relevant classical Islamic text and discusses how the conduct of medical professionals today contrasts with what Islam asks of us.

  • Rank of Medicine as a Science
  • Ethics vs. Akhlaq/Adab
  • Classical Islamic literature on Character of Muslim Doctors
  • Islamic Code of Medical Ethics

8. The Medical Fiqh of Fasting

This module provides Islamic Fiqh guidelines for clinicians who have the responsibility of advising whether someone is medically fit and hence obliged to fast from both a clinical and a legal Islamic perspective. It will also include a detailed, yet pragmatic approach to the principles of what makes the fast void when it comes to medical therapies and procedures.

  • Whose obligated to fast in Ramadan
  • Four principle approach on advising who should or should not fast
  • Principles of what makes the fast void: medical therapies
  • Principles of what makes the fast void: medical procedures

9. End of Life Decisions and Euthanasia

This module will discuss all relevant topics related to end of life care. Some of the areas of discussion will be related to withholding and withdrawing fluids and nutrition, turning off life support machines, DNR orders, and issues surrounding euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS).

  • Islam and Sanctity of life
  • Withdrawing and withholding treatment
  • Withdrawing life support
  • Euthanasia and PAS

10. Organ Donation and Transplantation

This module will deal with a variety of conditions and surgical procedures relevant to surgeons, dentists and all specialties that deal with implants, transplants, grafts from multiple sources; prosthetic, animal and human parts. The module will also discuss the issue of donating organs.

  • Islamic rulings related to implants and grafts
  • Islamic rulings related to organ transplants
  • Donating organs from Islamic perspective

11. The Adadith of Medicine – An Overview

This lecture will provide students an introduction to the book of ‘tibb’ medicine (Sahih Al Bukhari).

Modules

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1.Islamic and Western Medical Ethics - An Overview
This module will explain the importance of medical ethics. It will provide basic principles of both western and Islamic understanding of medical ethics.
1.Theory and practice of western medical ethics
2.Principles of Islamic medical ethics
3.The basic application of the principles of Islamic medical ethics
4.How does Islamic medical ethics differ and or agree with western medical ethics
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2. Basics of Islamic Medical Jurisprudence and Fiqh. (Terminologies)
This module will introduce to the Islamic sources and the moral-ethical framework from where Muslim scholars deduce rulings related to medical fiqh and standard terminologies.
1.Primary sources
2.Secondary sources
3.Ijtihad and deducing the moral law
4.Important terminologies
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3. The Fiqh of Family Planning and Reproductive Technology
This module aims to explore ethical issues from an Islamic perspective related to contraception, abortion, reproductive technologies (IVF and alternative therapies).
1.Conception
2.Contraception
3.Termination/ Abortion
4.Reproductive Technologies
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4. The Fiqh of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
This module will be solely interactive and will discuss several case scenarios and the application of the Islamic rulings to real cases.
1.Islamic guidelines for gynaecologists
2.Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) from Islamic perspective
3.Labour and Post-delivery – Case Study
4.Gender Interactions in clinical settings
5.Contraception/ Abortion -Case Studies
6.Burial and Janazah for stillbirths and foetus
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5.The Fiqh of Halal and Haram Medicine
This module will discuss the understanding of what is halaal and haram medication, and when is it permissible to prescribe it. It will also explore the Islamic verdicts related to smoking and recreational drugs.
1.What is Halaal and Haram medication
2.Use of gelatine in medicine and related concessions
3.Use of alcohol in medicine and related concessions
4.The verdict on smoking
5.The verdict on use of recreational drugs
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6. The Fiqh of Pharmacy
This interactive module will discuss various case scenarios and the application of the Islamic rulings to real cases.
1.Prescribing medication with haram ingredients – Case Study
2.Administering Vaccinations and dealing with drug companies – Case Study
3.Treating with Haram medication
4.Assisting in Sin
5.Vaccinations
6.Shari’ methods of purification
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7. Islamic Code of Practice for Medical Professionals
This is an engaging module on the subject of moral conduct and characteristics (Adab) of medical health professionals. It draws a comparison on relevant classical Islamic text with the conduct of medical professionals today.
1.Rank of Medicine as a Science
2.Ethics vs. Akhlaq/Adab
3.Classical Islamic literature on Character of Muslim Doctors
4.Islamic Code of Medical Ethics
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8. The Medical Fiqh of Fasting
This module provides Islamic Fiqh guidelines for clinicians who have the responsibility of advising whether someone is medically fit and hence obliged to fast from both a clinical and an Islamic legal perspective. It will also include a detailed, yet pragmatic approach to the principles of what makes the fast void when it comes to medical therapies and procedures.
1.Whose obligated to fast in Ramadan
2.Four principle approach on advising who should or should not fast
3.Principles of what makes the fast void: medical therapies
4.Principles of what makes the fast void: medical procedures
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9.End of Life Decisions and Euthanasia
This module will discuss all relevant topics related to end-of-life care. Some of the areas of discussion will be related to withholding and withdrawing fluids and nutrition, turning off life support machines, DNR orders, and issues surrounding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS).
1.Islam and Sanctity of life
2. Withdrawing and withholding treatment
3.Withdrawing life support
4.Euthanasia and PAS
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10.Organ Donation and Transplantation
This module will deal with a variety of conditions and surgical procedures relevant to surgeons, dentists and all specialities that deal with implants, transplants, grafts from multiple sources; prosthetic: animal and human parts. it will also discuss the issue of donating organs.
1.Islamic rulings on implants and grafts
2.Islamic rulings on organ transplants
3. Donating organs: Islamic perspective
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11.The Adadith of Medicine – An Overview
This module will provide students an introduction to the book of ‘tibb’ medicine (Sahih Al Bukhari).
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Course Overview

The course aims to provide both theory and case-based practical advice on some of the most compelling and common medical ethical issues for Muslims. It addresses the fundamental questions affecting health care and allied professionals today.

Main Modules:

  • Islamic and Western Medical Ethics – An Overview
  • Basics of Islamic Medical Jurisprudence and Fiqh. (Terminologies)
  • The Fiqh of Family Planning and Reproductive Technology
  • The Fiqh of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • The Fiqh of Halal and Haram Medicine
  • The Fiqh of Pharmacy
  • Islamic Code of Practice for Medical Professionals
  • The Medical Fiqh of Fasting
  • End of Life Decisions and Euthanasia
  • Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • The Ahadith of Medicine – An Introduction
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Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to:

1. Describe the Islamic legal and ethical perspectives in the light of contemporary medical issues.

2. Understand the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence [Usul ul Fiqh] as a basis for the practice of medicine.

3. Develop a greater understanding of the Islamic rulings related to the field of Islamic medical ethics.

4. Discuss the critical concepts of Islamic theology and doctrinal positions that underpin Islamic moral frameworks.

5. Provide a forum and interpersonal contact between Medical Practitioners, Muslim Scholars (Ulamaa) and other academics, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unique course, the students will:

  • Gain knowledge and practical skills that will make them better informed about Islamic bioethics literature.
  • Engage in moral reasoning about clinical ethics cases.
  • Understand the different Islamic views related to the field of medicine in a modern context.
  • Advise and inform patients and doctors about Islamic rulings related to contemporary medical issues.
  • Apply the Islamic principles to the present day medical case studies.

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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