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CILE organises key public lecture on mental & psychological disorders between Shariah & psychology

Research Centre For Islamic Legislation And Ethics Organises Key Public Lecture On Mental And Psychological Disorders Between Shariah & Psychology

Qatar Faculty Of Islamic Studies Member To Hold Event With Participation From
Religious Scholars & Psychiatrists

Doha, Qatar, 23 November 2014:

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a Centre of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), will resume its monthly public lectures for the new academic year by organising an event on “Mental and Psychological Disorders between Shariah and Psychology.”

Religious scholars, psychologists and psychiatrists will participate in the event, which will take place on Monday 24 November from 7pm until 9pm at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, in HBKU within Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development’s Education City.

Through this event, CILE supports QF’s mission to renew contemporary Islamic legal and ethical thought and behaviour to address contemporary challenges.

The lecture will address psychology, an applied research field of special significance to the centre. It will highlight areas of agreement and disagreement between Shariah and psychology on the suitable methods of treating psychological and mental disorders, from an ethical perspective.

Prominent scholars of text and psychology who will participate include, Professor Malik Badri, Chartered Psychologist, C.Psychol of the British Psychological Society and holder of the prestigious Chair of Ibni Khaldun in the Faculty of Revealed Knowledge and Human Science of the International Islamic University in Malaysia; Saâd Dine Elotmani, Psychiatrist and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco; Dr Rabia Malik a Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre in London, and Researcher of the cultural construction of mental illness; and Sheikh Yasser Mohammad Fazqah, the religious Manager of Islamic Society of Orange County in California, USA.

The public lecture will be the concluding event of the three-day specialised closed seminar on ‘Ethics & Psychology’, which will bring together distinguished and elite group of scholars of text and experts of psychology and psychiatry. By implementing this methodological approach in its events, CILE aspires to reconcile spirituality and science, legislation and ethics, laws and objectives, and emphasise their complementary relationship, so as to revive the role of ethics in contemporary knowledge.

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