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Islamic Bioethics with Dr. Ayman Ibrahim

Hybrid Course – Sundays from 1pm-3pm
In Person – April 1 and May 6 at ISBCC
Online -April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29

ISBCC (Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center)


This course will provide a foundational introduction to Islamic Bioethics, and an interdisciplinary, 360 –approach to Islamic Bioethics to allow students to engage the ethical questions from an Islamic perspective.

This course will consist of two main parts: The first part will cover the precursors and sources of Islamic Bioethics: Islamic practice, regulations, and methodologies (fiqh, usul al-fiqh), spirituality (Tazkiyah), Philosophy (alfalsafah Al Islamiyah), and other sources that contributed to the field of Islamic Bioethics and will impact further development of the field as new ethical challenges arise from the transformational, innovations in science, biology, and technology.

The second part will cover the methodology used for deriving bioethical recommendations based on Islamic values. Who is qualified to issue Islamic bioethical stands? How are they derived? What is the role and application of various professional functions (Clinicians, religious scholars, chaplains, researchers, and students) in the deduction? It will give students an idea about global research institutions in the field of Islamic Bioethics and their work.



Dr. Ayman Bassiouni Ibrahim is a clinical research physician focused on oncology drug development, development of novel therapeutics, bioethics and intersection between science and religion.   Dr.  Ibrahim holds a degree in medicine, a postgraduate degree from high institute of Islamic studies, Egypt, and completed various studies in management and Law.  Dr. Ibrahim completed his fellowship in the department of Biostatistics at UCLA, and held various leadership positions in clinical research arena in academia and industry that lead to extensive exposure to various Bioethical applications in real life. He was an instructor and dissertation advisor at University of Liverpool, UK online graduate school programs, lectured in Islam and science and has numerous scholarly publications in those fields.


The Boston Islamic Seminary offers competitive tuition rates when considered against other non-degree academic programs offered by a variety of institutions throughout Greater Boston. Standard tuition is $850 per course, however, in our startup phase, we are offering all courses at a substantial discount.

Mini Course – 12 Credit Hours – Price Listing

General Rate Student Rate
Startup Discount Price $225 $125
Early Bird Discount (Before 3/1/2018) $135 $75


The Boston Islamic Seminary is committed to providing quality instruction to all, regardless of financial circumstances, through a generous financial aid program.

Please note that the financial aid application deadline is one week before the start-date of any given course. Financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis until available funds are exhausted.  Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded.

Boston Islamic Seminary admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.