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

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

Spirituality of Gender Relations

by Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ Those who follow the… Read More Spirituality of Gender Relations