Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care

A Practical Workshop


February 14, 2015

Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley
North Rowland Heights,California

Workshop Overview

Hosted by the Islamic Center of Gabriel Valley in concert with The Initiative on Islam and Medicine and the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago present Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care: A Practical Workshop, a one day 5 hour intensive workshop.

Upon completion of this workshop, the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify the major sources of Islamic morality and how they relate to an “Islamic” bioethics.

  • Differentiate between Islamic bioethics, Muslim bioethics, and applied Islamic bioethics research.

  • Identify the major components of an Islamic theory of non-maleficence.

  • Summarize major features of Islamic Verdicts on seeking medical treatment, brain death, and maintenance of life support

  • Employ concepts from Islamic theology and law to effect bioethical decision-making near the end-of-life.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) ​credit ​​provided ​by ​the ​Association ​of ​Physicians ​of ​Pakistani ​Descent ​of ​North ​America ​(APPNA).For more information please visit the APPNA CME event page.



Course Faculty:

Dr. Aasim I. Padela
Director, II&M
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago 

Khalil Abdur-Rashid
PhD Candidate at Columbia University 
Dean of TAQUA Seminary, TAQUA Seminary affiliated with the Islamic Association of Collin County