Why Support the II&M?
Your support enables us to carry out innovative Muslim health research, educate clinicians, students, and community members in Islamic bioethics, and convene workshops and conferences on Islam and biomedicine. Together, these overlapping activities
1) improve the health and healthcare experiences of American Muslims
2) cultivate a community of experts with a deep understanding of the Islamic tradition, modern bioethics, and contemporary healthcare.
Hear from renowned scholars, academics, physicians, chaplains, and community leaders about II&M’s impact on their respective fields.
Ingrid Mattson, PhD
Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt
Chair, Al-Qalam Shariah Scholars Panel
Senior Advisor on Islamic Law
Institute of Islamic Jurisprudence, Bradford
“The II&M and the works of Dr. Aasim Padela in particular is much needed initiative in an area of inquiry wherein Muslim voices have only recently begun to emerge. As someone who has maintained an interest in Islamic biomedical ethics for nearly twenty years, I am acutely aware of the dearth of authoritative resources that marry Islamic tradition with bioethics. The II&M attempts to do this.”
Ermin Sinanovic, MA,PhD
International Institute of Islamic Thought
“I have been following II&M for several years and I am looking forward to many years of outstanding research contributions to our understanding of contemporary Islam and its place in relation to modern scientific knowledge.“
Fatema Mirza, MBA,MPA
Mawlana Bilal Ali Ansari
Liaison, Department of Hadith
“It is an absolute joy to observe the manifestation of a dream of ulama-practitioner collaboration thanks to the Initiative on Islam and Medicine.”
Sohaib Sultan, MA
Chaplain, Princeton University
“The II&M is a critically important project that the Muslim community in America needs to support. It will offer much needed guidance on medicine and ethics in hospitals, medical professions, and chaplains. This Initiative is the next step we need to take in providing compassionate and ethical care to patients. There is no one better than Dr. Aasim Padela to lead this effort.”
Faisal Qazi, DO
President, Medical Network Devoted to Service (MiNDS)
Ways to Support Us
You can support the II&M directly online or via mail. To make an online donation
To make a donation by mail, please make all checks payable to the University of Chicago, Initiative on Islam and Medicine & mail to the address below:
Dr. Aasim I. Padela, MD, MSc
The Initiative on Islam and Medicine
The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
All donations are fully tax-deductible