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March 5, 2013

Islamic Principles of Bioethics Examined at QF


A highly specialized and influential bioethics seminar, held by The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) recently brought together scholars of Islamic jurisprudence (scholars of the text), and medical scholars (scholars of the context) for detailed discussions around two critical contemporary issues related to applied ethics in medical science.

The event took place at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, a member of Qatar Foundation.

The seminar examined the Islamic principles of bioethics, and how they can be determined in the light of Maqasid al-Shariah (objectives of Islamic legislation). The second topic investigated whether the four principles of bioethics, as often defined and discussed in the West, are universal. CILE specializes in Islamic legislation and ethical thought, with a focus on applied ethics.

Professor Tariq Ramadan, Director of CILE, Dr Jasser Auda, Deputy Director of CILE, and Dr Mohamed Ghali, Professor at Leiden University and chair of the seminar were in attendance. A number of renowned scholars in the fields of Islamic jurisprudence and medical sciences attended the seminar.