Organ Donation and Transplantation: Islamic Perspective

Organ Donation and Transplantation: Islamic Perspective

About The Course

Al Balagh Academy is offering a unique course on Organ Donation and Transplantation from an Islamic perspective. The course aims to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to care for Muslim patients who are in need of organs and their families, as well as how to engage with Muslims, their families and communities on the issue of organ donation.

Three out 10 patients across the UK waiting for an organ transplant are from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, which include majority of the Muslim community and similar figures are reflected around the world. Yet, Muslim communities hold more negative attitudes towards organ donation than other communities? What are the underlying reasons? The issue of organ donation in Islam has been debated for decades, with most religious authorities sanctioning both living-organ and deceased-organ donation. However, disquiet among the Islamic community on the compatibility of organ donation with their faith remains, especially in relation to deceased-organ donation. This remains a topical, controversial, and challenging component of organ procurement at both local and international levels.

This course has been designed for Muslim health professionals and chaplains who want answers to their faith-based queries related to organ donation and transplantation. It is designed to educate and explore common issues relevant for both allied health professionals who work in the field organ donation and transplantation as well as Muslim shari’ah scholars who want to gain a deep insight into associated challenges and their potential solutions.

Course Team

Dr. Rafaqat Rashid

Shaykh Dr. Rafāqat Rashid

(Academic Director, Al Balagh Academy, UK)
Professor Dr. G. Hussein Rassool

Shaykh Dr Mansur Ali

(Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University, UK)

Shaykh Mustaqeem Shah

Dr Sahira Dar

(GP and senior advisor of BIMA Blood and Organ Donation, UK)
Shaykh Mustaqeem Shah

Professor Gurch Randhawa

(Professor of Diversity in Public Health, Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, UK)

Dr Usman Khalid

Dr Usman Khalid

(Cardiff and Vale University Health Board | UHW · Department of Nephrology and Transplant Surgery
BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS FHEA PhD FRCS)
Dr Shafi Malik

Dr Shafi Malik

(FRCP, Consultant Transplant Nephrologist, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire)

AT A GLANCE

14 Live Online Sessions

Duration : 4 months

Sunday, 03:00 PM- 04:30 PM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Access to Mobile App

Certificate

From £24.99/Month

(For 4 Months)

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Starts on 18th September 2022

Course Fee:

Pay in Full: £119.99 £99.99

(We are providing Upto 20% Early Bird Scholarship on this Course)

Pay In 4 Installments: £29.99 £24.99 per month

Registration Deadline:

17th September 2022

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Modules

1

Introduction

2

Muslims and Organ Transplantation – What are the Statistics

3

What you need to know about the Organ Transplantation Process

4

What are the Alternatives to Organ Transplantation?

5

Fatawa Committees and Organ Transplantation

6

Seven Faces of the Fatawa on Organ Transplantation

7

Detailed Fiqh – Dignity in the Body

8

Neurological Death and Dead Donor Rule

9

Detailed Fiqh – Neurological Death and Dead Donor Rule

10

Organ Trafficking and Exploitation

11

Types Of Organ Donation Programmes -Opt-In, Opt-Out

12

How to Deliver Awareness Programmes to Muslims

13

Case Studies – 1

14

Case Studies – 2

15

Panel Discussion

Course Overview

This course will discuss the severity of the problem for Muslim patients around the world. It will discuss the different processes of organ procurement and transplantation, its alternatives, and the Islamic arguments both for and against organ donation and transplantation. The course will delve in details around contemporary fiqh related to controversial topics like brain death, the Islamic view of human bodily dignity, dead donor rule, organ trafficking and exploitation, as well as the acceptability of different types of organ transplantation programmes around the world in view of the shari’ah. There will also be discussion on how to go about engaging with Muslim communities, and important lessons learnt from good practice when delivering awareness programmes or workshops to Muslims in mosques and other community settings.

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Key Objectives

The key objectives of this course are to:

  • Develop an understanding of the Islamic principles and ethico-legal views related to organ donation and transplantation.
  • Examine the various common situations faced by Muslim practitioners, patients and their families related to donating organs and transplantation.
  • Evaluate the critical, and controversial issues arising from organ donation programmes and organ transplantation processes.
  • Provide good practice on how to engage with donors and their families as well as Muslim organ recipients.
  • How to deliver effective awareness workshops in Mosques and Muslim communities.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the students will be able to:

  • Understand the Islamic principles and ethico-legal views related to organ donation and transplantation.
  • Deal confidently with common situations faced by Muslim practitioners, patients and their families related to donating organs and transplantation.
  • Effectively evaluate the critical, and controversial issues arising from organ donation programmes and organ transplantation processes and develop solutions.
  • Engage effectively with donors and their families as well as Muslim organ recipients.
  • Deliver effective awareness workshops in Mosques and Muslim communities.
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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 5000+ 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 5000+ 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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