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Professor Gary R. Bunt

Religious Authority

Islamic Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics Conference

Al Balagh 1st International Conference on The Fiqh of Medicine


I have an interest in medical ethics, so wanted to alert readers to this forthcoming event in London, which seeks:



  • To increase awareness of contemporary medical bioethics from the Islamic perspective, its challenges and proposed future.

  • To promote and advance a multidisciplinary approach to research and intelligence in producers and more engagement with consumers of Islamic Bioethics.

  • To provide a forum and interpersonal contact between Medical Practitioners, Islamic Scholars (Ulema) and other academics and bodies, in order to build a network of support and resource for the future.




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