Interplay between Islam and the West


An International Conference on Islamic Bioethics under the theme ‘Islamic Bioethics: The Interplay of Islam and the West’ was held at and hosted by Georgetown University in Qatar in June 2012 in collaboration with Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies and the University of Leiden. The conference brought together leading experts and researchers in the field of bioethics from the West and the Muslim world.

Date: June 24-25, 2012

Venue: Georgetown University in Qatar

Conference ProgramDownload

Presentations from the 2012 Conference – from Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press’s QScience (includes all papers below, as abstract and full access).

Paper Title Author
An Outline of the Islamic Maqasidi/Purpose-Based Approach Jasser Auda
Interface between Law and Ethics in Islamic Bioethics: the Boundaries of Nonmaleficence in the Islamic Law of Paternity Ayman Shabana
An Islamic ‘recipe’ for the virus of ‘Western modernity’: Muslim religious scholars on AIDS  Mohammed Ghaly
Fiqh Councils & Health Policy Actors: Gaps in the Applied Islamic Bioethics Discourse around Vaccines with Porcine Components Aasim Padela
Human Health in World Religions and the Need to Establish an International Religious Organization for Bioethics Muhammad Khalifa
The Ensoulment Debates Then and Now: Aristotelian, Thomist and Islamic Interfaith and Cross-Disciplinary Discourses Alan Weber
Regulating novel methods of reproduction: Womb transplantation and Islamic Bioethics Amel Alghrani
Symbolic Pluriformity in ‘Religion and Science’: Islam, Environmentalism, and Medical Ethics Willem Drees
Contemporary Western Bioethics Philosophy Compared With The Islamic Perspective Muhammad Albar
Global Bioethics: Transnational Experiences Henk Ten Have
Organ Transplantation in Saudi Arabia Faisal Shaheen
Does it make sense to speak of an “Islamic Bioethics”? Some lessons from the organ transplant controversy in Egypt Sherine Hamdy
Islamic bioethics’, religious authority and modernity: anthropological comments on Shi‘i responses to assisted conception in Lebanon Morgan Clarke
Biobank Qatar: Bioethical principles of participation and resource governance in an Islamic context Brian Clark
A Muslim Clinical Ethics Consultant in the Western Healthcare System: Experience and Challenges Alireza Bagheri
Stem Cell Research from an Islamic Perspective Raafat Osman
Biomedical Ethics: an Islamically Approved Human Enterprise? Saadeldin Helaly

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