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

Thoughts on the Relationship Between a Healthcare Practitioner and al-Shāfī

by Mateen A. Khan Our personal du`as are spoken humbly and quietly (taḍarru`an wa khufyatan) between ourselves and Allah. We do not teach them to others – not our children nor our students. However, the prophetic (masnūn) du`as were not like that. Unlike the du`as of other people, his were memorized and passed down by his… Read More Thoughts on the Relationship Between a Healthcare Practitioner and al-Shāfī