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[Call for Research Papers] End-of-Life Care (EoLC) and the Islamic Moral Tradition

Call for Research Papers

End-of-Life Care (EoLC) and the Islamic Moral Tradition

20-22 October 2020, Qatar


The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) invites academic researchers and scholars to submit their research papers to its seminar on End-of-Life Care (EoLC) and Islamic Ethics on 18-20 October 2020 in Doha, Qatar.

This seminar aims to critically address the key EoLC ethical questions, by engaging a wide range of scholarly disciplines, including those within the field of Islamic studies (e.g., Theology, Philosophy, Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, Sufism, and Adab) in addition to other disciplines like social sciences and legal studies.

The attached Background Paper gives detailed information about the scope of the seminar, main themes, the suggested questions to be addressed, and how to engage various scholarly disciplines. The expectation is that interested researchers will carefully read this Background Paper before writing their abstracts and full papers later.


Practical Information & Deadlines

Prospective applicants are kindly requested to send:

  • (a) An abstract (300-500 words), describing the research’s core ideas, main and sub-questions, and how they will be addressed in the light of this Background Paper, and
  • (b) A brief biography (max. 500 words) outlining the applicant’s academic background, main research interests and key publications.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will receive an invitation to send their full papers (between 7,000 and 9,000 words) within the deadline specified below.


Important Dates [Updated]

  • May 5, 2020: Deadline for receiving abstracts and bios. Please read the attached Background Paper carefully before writing the abstract.
  • May 15, 2020: Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified and invited to write the full papers.
  • August 10, 2020: Deadline for receiving full papers.
  • September 10, 2020: Authors whose papers are accepted will be notified.
  • October 20-22, 2020: The proceedings of the seminar
  • December 01, 2020: Deadline for submitting a revised version of the post-seminar full papers, based on the remarks raised by the Review Committee and the deliberations during the seminar.  



Submissions (abstracts, bios and full papers) can be written in either English or Arabic.


Plan of the Peer-Reviewed Publication with Brill

After the seminar, the full proceedings will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The papers which will successfully go through this process, will be published as part of a thematic issue in the peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE) and/or an edited volume in the peer-reviewed book-series Studies in Islamic Ethics, both published by Brill.



CILE will offer the authors of accepted papers the following:

  • Peer-reviewed publication
  • Cover of the costs of making the publication available via open access.
  • Travel and accommodation costs during the three days of the seminar.
  • Simultaneous Arabic-English translation throughout the seminar.


Contact Us

Submissions must be sent to Please note that only submissions sent to this e-mail will be considered and evaluated.

For any inquiries about this call-for-papers, or about the accompanying Background Paper, please contact Dr. Mohammed Ghaly, who directs the CILE research unit "Islam and Biomedical Ethics". 

For inquiries about the Journal of Islamic Ethics or the book-series Studies in Islamic Ethics, please contact or visit

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