Seminar on Principles of Bioethics opens January 5 in Doha

January 03, 2013 - 1:38:45 pm
DOHA: The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) will hold an informative and engaging seminar called Principles of Bioethics at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies here on January 5.

This is the first in a series of events being organised by CILE, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

The three-day seminar will assemble scholars of Islamic jurisprudence and Shariah under one forum for discussions and suggest ways to tackle critical issues pertinent to the world today.

Experts from theology, bioethics and Shariah will take part in the seminar. Participants include Sheikh Dr Abdallahi Boya, Sheikh Dr Ali Qaradaghi, Sheikh Dr Ahmed Raissouni, Sheikh Dr Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah, Dr Annelien Bredenoord, Dr Mohammad Albar, Dr Hassan Pasha, and Dr Tom Beauchamp.

Participants will attempt to find solutions to two key questions: the first will examine what the Islamic principles of bioethics are, and the second will study whether the four principles of bioethics as defined in the West are in fact universal.

CILE, a member of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, specialises in Islamic legislation and ethical thought with a main focus on applied principles.

The center has a vision to reform that is guided by the fundamental tenets of the Holy Qu'ran and the Sunnah (teachings of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him).

CILE aims to bring about a more just and moral world through a methodological and theoretical framework that can lead to practical applications and tangible contributions. (QNA)

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