Shifa Prevention and Healing Conference

Prevention & Healing aims to revive healthcare from an Islamic perspective and provide a space where General Practitioners, Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Researchers, Academics, students and trainees come together to learn about Islamic healthcare and its place in modern health services.

The Prevention & Healing conference will offer two full days of lectures and workshops based around the concept of Islamic Healthcare and how it ties into Bioethics.

A ticket to the Prevention & Healing conference will also give you complimentary general admission to the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention which is taking place from December 20 to 22, 2019.

Helping Those You Know

Summer 2019 Intern, Fahad Abbasi is completing his medical degree from Saint James School of Medicine, Anguilla. This past summer, Fahad explored Deceased Directed Donation through an Islamic lens during his internship. You can read his published article on the topic in the Islamic Horizons Magazine by clicking the link down below.

Spiritual Dimensions of Biomedical Research

Dr. Aasim Padela recently contributed to on a chapter, “Spiritual Dimensions of Biomedical Research”  from the recently published book,  A Guide to the Scientific Career: Virtues, Communication, Research and Academic Writing. Click on the button down below to access the full chapter online.

Using Maqasid al- Shari'ah to Furnish an Islamic Bioethics: Conceptual and Practical Issues

Dr. Padela was published a critical response in the journal of Bioethical Inquiry on using the maqasid to develop Islamic Bioethics. 

Welcome to the Initiative on Islam and Medicine

The Initiative on Islam and Medicine (II&M) at the University of Chicago aspires to become the leading center for study and dialogue at the intersection of the Islamic tradition and biomedicine.

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