Modern biomedical advancements continue to have enormous impact on grasping basic concepts in our lives like health and sickness, life and death and even how we understand the very notion of humanness. These advancements, along with their ethical implications, managed now to spread all over the globe and Muslims living either in Muslim-majority counties or somewhere else represent no exception in this regard. Contemporary academic researchers have demonstrated that the mode of receiving, and interacting with, this modern biomedical technology is dependent on the so-called people’s “local moral worlds”; hybrid religio-ethical, cultural and socio-political concepts and values. As far as the Islamic tradition is concerned, coping with the ethical challenges posed by the breath-taking modern biomedical advancements was a daunting task for various reasons and interrelated factors. Since the 1980s, pioneer work has been done by religious scholars and biomedical scientists especially on the collective level (e.g. Fiqh Academies) to address the ethical questions raised by modern biomedical technologies such as organ transplantation, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), cloning and stem-cell research. CILE will conduct analytical and critical academic research on the vast and rich pre-modern and contemporary normative discussions within the Islamic tradition. Additionally, CILE will facilitate in-depth discussions and deliberations on new issues by raising and addressing critical questions not only challenging for the Islamic tradition but also for the field of bioethics in general, e.g. how the concept of “human being” should be approached in the age of this dramatic scientific progress which transformed many of what we always thought to be unthinkable into routine practices in our daily lives.
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Third Annual International Conference in Brussels
“Islam and Modern Ethical Dilemmas”
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The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), will host a scientific lecture on ‘Organ Donation between Islamic Ethico-Legal…
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Islamic Ethical Perspectives on the Allocation of Limited Critical Care Resources
Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator
Bernard G. Prusak
Online from 6 pm to 8 pm Doha time (GMT+3) on Wednesday, August 11.
Moral discussions on the concept of “altering God’s Creation” (taghyir)
As part of its 2015 summit held in Doha, Qatar during the period 17-18 February 2015, CILE and WISH jointly organized a panel on "Healthcare and Ethics: Genomics" on 17 February 2015, 14:00-15:30…
Volume 1 of Studies in Islamic Ethics "Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question"
Human cloning through the eyes of muslim scholars: the new phenomenon of the Islamic International Religioscientific Institutions
During the 1990s, biomedical scientists and Muslim religious scholars collaborated to construe Islamic responses for the ethical questions raised by the AIDS pandemic
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Muslim Medical Ethics draws on the work of historians, health-care professionals, theologians, and social scientists to produce an interdisciplinary view of medical ethics in Muslim…