Islamically Permissible Influenza Vaccines Available in the US for 2019-2020 Season

Prepared by Mawlana Dr. Mateen A. Khan, MD and Dr. Ramzan Judge, PharmD Summary Permissible influenza vaccines in the US for 2019-2020 season: Fluad™ Fluzone High-Dose™ Afluria™ Fluarix™ FluLaval™ Fluzone™ Quadrivalent Impermissible influenza vaccines in the US for 2019-2020 season: Flublok™ FluMist™ Flucelvax™ Discussion Background on Influenza Influenza (commonly known as the flu) is a… Read More Islamically Permissible Influenza Vaccines Available in the US for 2019-2020 Season

`Aqīdah, Kalām, and the Obligation of Ma`rifah

Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) `Aqīdah is the Most Important Science Today, the world’s people are drowning in a sea of knowledge. Yet, we flounder without any clear guidance to what it all means. From work and school related knowledge to websites, videos, and social media—which of it is important, relevant, and worth our attention?… Read More `Aqīdah, Kalām, and the Obligation of Ma`rifah

Admiration: An Emotion Worthy of a Closer Look

Imam Numaan Cheema (Yardley, PA) “Why doesn’t the Muslim community rally behind their celebrities? Finally seeing Muslims in Hollywood is so refreshing. The masses need to embrace this achievement.” Throughout the history of Islam, the Muslim populous looked up to and idealized individuals who possessed heavenly qualities that were indeed admirable. Piety, nobility, divine character,… Read More Admiration: An Emotion Worthy of a Closer Look

The Need for Islamic Ethics in Medicine

Mateen A. Khan, MD (Trenton, NJ)   As new diseases and treatment modalities arise, health professionals and patients increasingly find themselves facing dilemmas – ranging from birth defects to end-of-life care – that are as much scientific as they are moral. Medicine, as a field, requires a strong ethical directive. However, personal experience and historical… Read More The Need for Islamic Ethics in Medicine

Statement on Determining the Start of the Islamic Month

Statement on Determining the Start of the Islamic Month by Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) This is a brief explanation of some salient points justifying our continued implementation of moonsighting as the marker by which we begin each Islamic month. We take the Prophet ﷺ as a guide, an example, and a teacher. He taught his Companions… Read More Statement on Determining the Start of the Islamic Month