Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care

A Practical Workshop


May 15, 2014

Taqua Academy
Plano, Texas

Workshop Overview:

Hosted by Taqua Academy 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 at the 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