Project Description

Islamic Rulings on Medicine

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The course intends to put light on the most prevalent and prominent medical issues with a theoretical and practical approach. These issues reflect on the basic queries pertaining to medical care and affiliated sectors on the present note.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ Who Can Apply to This Course: Any graduate-level student (Medical/Non-medical).

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ Course Duration: 6 Months.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ Course Materials: Pre-session Study Notes, Lecture Notes; Live & Recorded Video Classes.

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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Interpret the Islamic rulings and ethical framework in the view of modern-day medical cases.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Obtain a comprehensive concept of Islamic medical ethics and the rulings concerned.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Comprehend the fundamentals of Islamic Jurisprudence (Usool Al-Fiqh) as the foundation of medical practice.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Address the Islamic ethical setup bridged by the doctrinal narrative of Islamic theology.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Construct a dynamic platform for Muslim medical practitioners and scholars to layout solutions for probable future medical issues.

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While the entire course, students will be able to:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Acquire a thorough understanding, conception, and applied skills of Islamic medical ethics.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Perceive the knowledge of Islamic Jurisprudence and rulings relating to modern-day medicine.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Involve in a rational and moral reasoning of medical ethical issues.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Counsel and guide patients about Islamic rulings concerning current clinical cases.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ Implement the Islamic principles in the sphere of contemporary medicine.

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The subject matters of the course are obtained from The Chapter of Medicine (Kitab at-Tibb) of Sahih AlBukhari which is the most prominent book of Kutub al-Sittah (six major Hadith collections) and also the most authentic book after the Holy Quran. These Hadith were collected and compiled over a period of almost 16 years, thoroughly checking the authenticity of the narrations by the most renowned Muslim scholar and Muhaddith, Muhammad Ibn Isma’il Al-Bukhari (Ra.).

The course offers discussion on the most basic points of prophetic medicine pertaining to medical science and modern issues. The whole course time is designed into 16 live classes, each 1.5-2 hours long for an approximate time of over 3 months. It is an entirely online formatted course so the students can have their course time adapted to their regular day-to-day life.

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Module – 01. Islamic and Western Medical Ethics.

This module illustrates the fundamental principles of medical ethics and comparative study of Islamic and Western medical ethics.

  • Chapter – 01: Basics of Western medical ethics.
  • Chapter – 02: Fundamentals of Islamic medical ethics.
  • Chapter – 03: Implementation of principles of Islamic Jurisprudence on medical ethics.
  • Chapter – 04: Similarity and differences between Islamic and Western medical ethics.

Module – 02. Basic Principles and Terminologies of Usool Al-Fiqh.

This module aims to explain the methodological principles, sequential sources, ethical set-up of Islamic Jurisprudence, the process of deriving rulings associated with medical issues.

  • Chapter – 05: Primary and Secondary sources.
  • Chapter – 06: Key terminologies.
  • Chapter – 07: Ijtihad and deriving ethical rulings.

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Module – 03. Islamic Rulings on Family Planning and Reproductive Technology.

This module brings forward one of the most important discussions on Islamic ethical viewpoints about contraception, abortion, and allied issues.

  • Chapter – 08: Beginning of Pregnancy-Conception.
  • Chapter – 09: Contraception.
  • Chapter – 10: Termination of Pregnancy-Abortion.

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Module – 04. Islamic Rulings on Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

This is entirely a case-based module, bringing forth discussion on actual cases and implementation of Islamic jurisprudence on these scenarios.

  • Chapter – 11: Islamic code of practice for Gynaecologists and Obstetricians.
  • Chapter – 12: Gender interactions in the clinical encounter.
  • Chapter – 13: Islamic viewpoint on IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) and IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization).
  • Chapter – 14: Contraception and Abortion- Case Studies.
  • Chapter – 15: Parturition and Post-Partum period- Case Studies.
  • Chapter – 16: Rulings on Janaza and Burial for Fetus and Stillbirth.

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Module – 05. Islamic Rulings on Halal and Haram Medicine.

This module intends to provide a distinctive concept of Halal and Haram medications and the permissibility of using or prescribing them. Along with that, it will put forward Shariโ€™ verdicts on recreational drugs and smoking.

  • Chapter – 17: Halal and Haram medication- Introductory discussion.
  • Chapter – 18: Rulings on Alcohol-Based medications.
  • Chapter – 19: Rulings on medications containing gelatin.
  • Chapter – 20: Islamic verdict on the use of recreational drugs.
  • Chapter – 21: Islamic verdict on smoking.

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Module – 06. Islamic Rulings on Pharmacy.

This is entirely a case-based module, bringing forth discussion on actual cases and implementation of Islamic jurisprudence on these scenarios.

  • Chapter – 22: Prescribing Haram Medication- Case Study.
  • Chapter – 23: Rulings on Vaccination- Case Study.
  • Chapter – 24: Dealing with pharmaceutical companies- Case Study.
  • Chapter – 25: Aiding in sin.
  • Chapter – 26: Therapeutic use of Haram medicine.
  • Chapter – 27: Purification method in the way of Islamic Shariโ€™ah.

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Module – 07. Islamic Code of Practice for Medical Practitioners.

A way-too exclusive module entitled to the ethical conduct of Muslim medical professionals. It portrays a distinctive picture of the Islamic code of actions-Adab in scriptural texts and the medical code of practice in conventional doctrines, ascribed as to how they differ.

  • Chapter – 28: Stature of Medicine in the realm of Science.
  • Chapter – 29: Akhlaq/Adab and Ethics- A Comparative Discussion.
  • Chapter – 30: Traditional Islamic Texts on Adab of Muslim Doctors.
  • Chapter – 31: Islamic Medical Ethics as a code of practice.

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Module – 08. The Medical Islamic Rulings on Fasting.

This module gives an outline for medical doctors so as to determine if a person has the medical fitness to be obliged to fast, from a medical and Islamic jurisprudential viewpoint. It will put forward the basic principles as to when the fast becomes invalid pertaining to clinical or medical necessities.

  • Chapter – 32: Eligibility for the obligation of fasting in Ramadan.
  • Chapter – 33: Principles pertaining to medical therapies that make the fast invalid.
  • Chapter – 34: Principles pertaining to medical procedures that make the fast invalid.
  • Chapter – 35: Guiding who is obliged or not obliged to fast: Four fundamental approaches.

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Module – 09. Islamic Rulings on End of Life Decisions and Euthanasia.

This module brings forth the discourse of euthanasia- end-of-life care and decisions. The discussions are canvassed on matters such as removing life support, DNR (Do not resuscitate)-order, PAS (Physician-assisted suicide (PAS), and euthanasia-related issues.

  • Chapter – 36: Sanctity of Human Life- An Islamic viewpoint.
  • Chapter – 37: Withholding and withdrawing treatment.
  • Chapter – 38: Removing Life Support.
  • Chapter – 39: Ruqya for an evil eye.
  • Chapter – 40: PAS and euthanasia-related issues.

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Module – 10. Islamic Rulings on Organ Donation and Transplantation.

This module predominantly comes up with a wide array of analyses about clinical procedures in the field of surgery and allied specializations. It will deal with procedures like grafting, transplantation, and implantation per se, interlinking conventional medical scenario and doctrinal positions of medical Fiqh.

  • Chapter – 41: Rulings on implantation and grafting.
  • Chapter – 42: Rulings on Organ Transplantation.
  • Chapter – 43: Islamic stance on Organ Donation.

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Module – 11. Hadeeth of Medicine.

This module is all about an introductory outline on โ€œKitab At-Tibb-The Book of Medicineโ€ from Sahih Al-Bukhari.

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