About The Course
This course offers a thorough and in-depth exploration of the Fiqh of Gynaecology, Family Planning, and Pregnancy from an Islamic standpoint. It aims to bridge the gap between Islamic jurisprudence and modern medical practices, providing a comprehensive understanding of how Islamic teachings can be integrated with contemporary healthcare. With a focus on ethical, practical, and cultural aspects, the course addresses a wide range of topics relevant to medical professionals, students, expectant mothers, and those interested in this fascinating subject.
The course will cover essential topics such as Islamic perspectives on conception, family planning, permissible contraceptive methods, preconception care, prenatal care, abortion, infertility treatments, and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Additionally, the course delves into advanced technologies in gynaecology, obstetrics, and prenatal care, examining their ethical implications in the Islamic context. It also highlights the history and contributions of Islamic medicine to the field of gynaecology and obstetrics, providing an enriching learning experience.
This course is suitable for Muslim medical professionals, medical students, Sharia scholars, Policy Makers, expectant mothers, and anyone interested in exploring the intersection of Islamic teachings and modern reproductive healthcare. Participants will gain a deep understanding of how Islamic principles can be applied in their practice and daily life, enabling them to make informed decisions, provide culturally sensitive care, and promote a holistic approach to women’s health.
Dr Rafaqat Rashid
Dr Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
(MD, FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Ire), FACC GNP Hospital, Jeddah)
Dr Sharif Al Ghazal
(Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Bradford, UK)
Dr Aasim Padela
(Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion, Uni. Chicago Medicine, USA)
Mufti Zubair Butt
(Chair, Al Qalam, Bradford)
Dr Saleha Gangat
(MDCM, Family Doctor, Toronto ,Canada)
Ustadah Ayesha Khizer
(Al Takhassus Fil Fiqh Wal Ifta, Al Balagh Academy ,UK)
17 Live Online Sessions
Duration : 4+ months
Sundays, 3PM - 4:30PM (London, UK)
Video Recordings Available
Access to Mobile App
Starts on 9th July 2023
Pay in Full:
Pay In 4 Installments: £24.99 per month
22nd July 2023
Al Balagh Scholarship
AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.
1.Introduction to the Fiqh of Gynaecology, Family Planning, and Pregnancy
- Defining key terms and concepts
- Historical background and development of Fiqh in gynecology and family planning
- Major Islamic schools of thought and their opinions
- The role of medical professionals in Islamic jurisprudence
- Balancing medical science with Islamic principles
2.Islamic Perspectives on Conception and Family Planning
- Quranic verses and Hadiths related to conception and family planning
- The importance of marriage and raising a family in Islam
- Islamic views on birth control and spacing between children
- The role of intention (niyyah) in family planning decisions
- Cultural factors and regional variations in Islamic family planning practices
3.Islamic Medicine and Its Contributions to Gyneacology and Obstetrics
- The history and development of Islamic medicine
- Key figures in Islamic medicine and their contributions to gynecology and obstetrics
- The role of Islamic medicine in the global history of medical knowledge
- Traditional Islamic healing practices in maternal and women’s health
- The legacy of Islamic medicine in contemporary healthcare practices
4.Permissible Contraceptive Methods in Islam
- Barrier methods: condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps
- Hormonal methods: birth control pills, patches, and injections
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants
- Emergency contraception: Islamic viewpoints and guidelines
- Permanent contraception: tubal ligation and vasectomy in Islam
5.Abortion in Islam: Ethical and Fiqh Considerations
- Quranic verses and Hadiths related to abortion
- The concept of ensoulment (nafkh al-ruh) and its implications for abortion
- The opinions of different Islamic schools of thought on abortion
- Medical, ethical, and legal considerations in abortion decisions
- Reproductive rights, gender equity, and the Islamic view on women’s autonomy in abortion decisions
6.Preconception Care: Ensuring Health and Well-Being
- Importance of physical, mental, and emotional health in preconception planning
- Reproductive life planning and Islamic perspectives
- Preconception counseling for couples: spiritual and practical considerations
- Genetic screening and carrier testing: ethical and Islamic viewpoints
- Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle changes for optimal preconception health
7.Advanced Technologies in Gynaecology, Obstetrics, and Prenatal Care: Ethical and Islamic Perspectives
- Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT): benefits, drawbacks, and Islamic viewpoints
- Fetal Surgery and Innovative Treatments: advancements and Islamic perspectives
- Advanced Medical Imaging Techniques in Pregnancy: 3D/4D ultrasounds, MRI, and Islamic ethical considerations
- Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): development, application, and Islamic perspectives
- The role of Islamic ethics in adopting and implementing new medical technologies
8.Prenatal Care and Islamic Guidelines for Expectant Mothers
- Importance of prenatal care for the well-being of mother and child
- Regular prenatal check-ups and consultations: Islamic perspectives
- Quranic verses and Hadiths related to pregnancy and expectant mothers
- Islamic guidelines for diet, exercise, and self-care during pregnancy
- Coping with pregnancy-related physical and emotional changes: Islamic advice
9.Islamic Approaches to Labour, Delivery, and Birth Practices
- The role of prayer (dua) and remembrance of Allah (dhikr) during labour and delivery
- Pain management during labor: Islamic perspectives on medication and natural methods
- Normal delivery vs Cesarean : Decision Making Dilemmas
- Islamic guidelines for the presence of a male healthcare provider during labor
- Traditional Islamic birth practices: Al-Adhaan, Tahneek, and Aqiqah
- The role of modesty, privacy, and spiritual support during labor and delivery
10.The Rights of the Fetus and Neonate in Islam
- Quranic verses and Hadiths related to the rights of the fetus and neonate
- The concept of ensoulment and its implications for fetal rights
- The right to life, healthcare, and a nurturing environment
- Islamic perspectives on naming, lineage, and inheritance rights for newborns
- Ethical considerations in the care of critically ill or disabled neonates
11.Gynaecological Healthcare: Balancing Medical Practices with Islamic Guidelines
- Islamic perspectives on modesty, privacy, and patient autonomy in gynecological care
- Addressing gender dynamics and religious concerns in medical consultations
- Implementing patient-centered care while respecting Islamic principles
- Navigating sensitive conversations about sexual health and reproduction
- Culturally competent care and its importance in gynecological practice
12.Postpartum Care, Breastfeeding, and Birth Spacing in Islam
- Physical recovery and postpartum self-care: Islamic guidance
- Emotional well-being and mental health in the postpartum period: Islamic support
- Islamic perspectives on breastfeeding: its importance, duration, and challenges
- Quranic verses and Hadiths on breastfeeding and postpartum care
- Birth spacing and family planning in the postpartum period: Islamic recommendations
13.Infertility, Treatment, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART): An Islamic Perspective
- Understanding infertility: causes, diagnosis, and the emotional impact
- Islamic perspectives on coping with infertility and seeking treatment
- ART options: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and others
- Ethical considerations and Islamic rulings on ART
- The role of third-party reproduction in Islam: sperm/egg donation, surrogacy, and adoption
14.Islamic Approaches to Human Cloning, Genetics, Baby Designing, and Transhumanism
- Islamic Perspectives on Genetic Engineering and Modification
- Ethical Considerations for Baby Designing and Selective Reproduction
- Sharia Guidelines on Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- Islamic Views on Transhumanism and Enhancements to Human Capabilities
- Implications of Islamic Bioethics on the Future of Reproductive Technologies and Human Enhancement.
15.Production of parenthood - Islamic Bioethical perspectives and Implementation
- Overview of the Sunni rulings on gamete donation
- Gestational surrogacy and uterus transplantation
- Relational bonds in light of more extensive discussions on genetics and the preservation of lineage
- How scientific data, social imaginaries, and empirical gaps impact Islamic normativity regarding the production of parenthood
16.Open Q&A: Addressing Your Questions
Explore the integration of Islamic principles with modern gynaecology and obstetrics. Learn the ethical and practical aspects of reproductive healthcare from an Islamic perspective. Empower yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions and provide compassionate care.
- Understand the historical and cultural context of Islamic teachings on gynaecology, family planning, and pregnancy.
- Evaluate permissible contraceptive methods and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) from an Islamic perspective.
- Analyze ethical dilemmas and decision-making in gynaecology and obstetrics, guided by Islamic principles.
- Develop cultural competency and effective communication skills for providing care to Muslim patients.
- Gain insight into traditional Islamic healing practices and their contemporary applications in maternal and women’s health.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Fiqh of Gynaecology, Family Planning, and Pregnancy in Islam.
- Apply Islamic teachings to inform decision-making and ethical considerations in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics.
- Provide culturally sensitive and patient-centered care to Muslim patients by accommodating their religious beliefs and preferences.
- Navigate complex ethical dilemmas and conflicts between medical guidelines and Islamic principles in gynaecology and obstetrics practice.
- Appreciate the historical contributions and contemporary relevance of Islamic medicine in gyneacology and obstetrics.