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Islam & Bioethics

Course Title: Islam & Bioethics Instructor: Shaykh Dr. Mansur Ali (Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University) Brief …

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    Course Title:

    Islam & Bioethics

    Instructor:

    Shaykh Dr. Mansur Ali (Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Cardiff University)

    Brief Description

    The purpose of this module to explore a wide range of topics in Islamic theology and ethics including:

    • How are issues related to ethics and morality to be understood in light of Islamic scripture, law, theology, tradition and Muslim society?
    • Is there a morality independent of God?
    • Why is there suffering and disability?
    • What does Islam say about euthanasia, suicide, abortion, brain death and war?
    • What can these tell us about what it means to be human in Islam?

    On successful completion of this course students will:

    • Know and demonstrate a detailed understanding of the historical and conceptual significance of Islamic scriptures in the study of ethics.
    • Relate knowledge of sacred text to lived experience by exploring Muslim critical reflections on ethics, truth and morality.
    • Analyse and appraise modern issues related to ethics and bio-medical ethics through a meticulous study of fatwas and other sources.
    • Develop innovative readings of sacred text through constructive participation in group discussions.


    Prerequisites

    We recommend that students wishing to attend this course have a background in the Islamic Sciences, medical sciences, law or sociology.

    Students from other backgrounds can also benefit from this course.

    Schedule

    Sat 29 April 2017
    Sat 13 May 2017
    Sat 10 June 2017
    Sat 1 July 2017

    10am – 6pm

     

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    • 4 days
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