Islamic Bioethics

There are no prerequisites, however, any student who has enrolled into a total of 5 courses from either Level 1 and/or 2 will be awarded the Islamic Foundations Certificate.

Day Time Duration Date Instructor
Tuesdays 5:00pm – 7:00pm 12 Weeks May 10th – July 26th Dr. Ayman Ibrahim

DESCRIPTION: This certificate provides advanced students with deeper knowledge of Islamic Bioethics and prepares them to address advanced research in the field. The goal of this certificate is to enhance participants’ understandings of Islamic bioethics and its applications in the field of genetic manipulations, women’s issues, and comparative bioethics.


  • Improving the performance of Muslim religious leadership in American society.
  • Developing the next generation of leaders who are well-grounded in Islamic knowledge and character.
  • Providing an in-depth treatment of Islamic bioethical views, as it relates to health focused topics, health policy, pharmaceutical research, clinical practice and biomedical advancement.
  • Introducing a broad range of research and organizations in the IB field.
  • Training participants to engage in comparative religious ethics.
  • Preparing students who are interested in pursuing the full-time religious leadership program.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the detailed process by which a Muslim bioethicist makes an assessment of new therapeutic advances and technologies from an Islamic perspective.
  • Assess potential issues in the future of Islamic Bioethics and providing some initial Islamic Bioethical positions related to new challenges like genetic manipulations, reproductive technologies, and novel therapeutic technologies that have become increasingly available.


  • Required for: Chaplains, Imams, and counselors as well as medical practitioners who are confronted with clinical or biomedical questions from researchers and/or Muslim patients.
  • Required for: Healthcare professionals who are involved in public policy and health policies that impact Muslims.
  • Recommended for: Educators, academic and pharmaceutical researchers, institutional review boards, religious leaders, lawyers, patients, and relatives of patients who have confronted bioethical issues that may conflict with their religious beliefs.

COURSE FEE: The general admission is $150 per one course. Then, $100 for each additional course. If you are a student, it is $100 per one for all students (including BIS students). Then, $50 for each additional course.

FINANCIAL AID: Please note that financial aid is offered on a first come, first served basis until available funds are exhausted. Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded. You can learn more about our financial aid policy here.

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“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