Applied Ethics

Course Code Year Term Course Group Credits
IRL-553 3 Spring Spiritual Development 3


This course introduces students to some key ethical issues that a Muslim leader in the US (and elsewhere in the Western hemisphere) might encounter. We will focus explore topics at the intersection of Islamic law and ethics, on the one hand, and local cultural and legal ethics, on the other hand. These topics are expected to include a discreet, focused study of certain issues in business and finance, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, governance, philanthropy, and bioethics, among other areas. Students should leave the course with increased confidence in being able to navigate the intersections among Islamic fiqh, Islamic ethics, and US federal and state laws and regulations and certain cultural paradigms.



“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student