Islam and Biomedicine

2017 - Michaelmas Term: The following seminars, in collaboration with the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago, and with the support of the Templeton Religion Trust, were  held at the Centre in Michaelmas Term 2017.


Muslim Values and End of Life Healthcare Decision-Making – Values, Norms, and Ontologies in Conflict?

Dr Mehrunisha Suleman (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dreams and Their Interpretations: From Ibn Sireen to Freud and Beyond

Dr Ridwan Saleem (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Maqasid and Biomedicine

Dr Aasim Padela (University of Chicago)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

'The Mad, the Sad, the Bad and the Glad’: Towards an Islamic Conception of Mental Illness and Wellbeing, Vice and Virtue

Dr Asim Yusuf (Penn Hospital)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Biomedicine at the Intersection of Islamic Theology, Law, and Spirituality: The Hard Cases of Inception and End of Life

Kamaluddin Ahmed (University of Oxford)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Medical Epistemology in Arabic Discourse: Views from the Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms

Professor Peter Pormann (University of Manchester)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Legal Construction of Science in Light of Islamic Bioethical Discourses on Genetic and Reproductive Technologies

Professor Ayman Shabana (Georgetown University)

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Prophetic Medicine: Medical Piety in the Medieval and Modern Islamicate Societies

Prof Ahmed Ragab (Harvard University)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017