BIMA statement on the Government’s proposed “opt-out” system for organ donation after death in the United Kingdom

  Opinions within the Muslim community There are a range of opinions present within the Muslim community as to the permissibility of organ donation after death. While there is evidence that a majority of Islamic scholars and Muslim health care professionals are proponents for it (with varying conditions needing to be satisfied), there is unfortunately relatively little clear evidence on …

BIMA statement regarding the erasure of Dr Bawa-Garba from the Medical Register

  The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) is compelled to add its voice to the growing body of concern regarding the prosecution and erasure of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, following the tragic death of Jack Adcock in 2011. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Jack’s parents who have suffered an unimaginable loss and we respect the legal process and the General …

Reflection – Salah

Working in healthcare is hectic. Patients and administrative tasks, among other things, occupy a substantial amount of our time. At times these duties seem to be never-ending, and as a result we may miss praying our Salah (prayers) in the appropriate time. Salah is an important part of a Muslim’s daily routine. It helps us take a break from what …

August News & Views

An article this month in the journal Developing World Bioethics argues against the prohibition of surrogacy by many Islamic scholars, challenging the arguments against surrogacy which include concerns over gene mixing and the involvement of a third party. Read “Reexamining the Prohibition of Gestational Surrogacy in Sunni Islam” here _______________ A study in the journal Religions exploring the problem of OCD washing subtype (repeating Wudu …