Islamic Ethical Perspectives on Vaccination: The Interplay of Science and Religion in the Age of COVID-19

By the end of 2020, a new hope was born to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. People worldwide started thinking about what course of action would work for them. Should they accept the vaccine? Or should they not? Some people’s hesitancy stemmed from religious grounds, and Muslims were no exception in this regard. In this article, I argue that understanding that the interplay of religion and science is crucial in addressing the phenomenon of vaccination hesitancy. Additionally, the article examines some of the less-highlighted issues in the moral discourse on COVID-19 vaccines.


Ramadan Webinar Series - Islamic Ethics and Pandemics

By Dr. Mu’taz Al Khatib, Assistant Professor of Methodology and Ethics, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.

In this lecture, Dr. Al Khatib talked about ethics, values and principles to be considered when responding to a pandemic. The presentation was based on three important questions:

  • Why do we need ethics?
  • How to approach a pandemic with ethics and values?
  • And what principles should govern our actions or policies during pandemics?


[Call For Papers: Special Issue] Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE): Islamic Ethics of Pandemics and Covid-19

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) is pleased to announce that the peer-reviewed Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE), published by Brill, will dedicate a special issue to the moral questions triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, situating it within the broader context of ethics for pandemics throughout history. This special issue will be made available via Open Access, without cost to authors. Submitted papers can be written in English or Arabic.

[Deadline Extended: 10 June 2020] Call for Research Papers: Anti-Migration Politics & Islamic Ethics: Nationalism, Discrimination, Securitization & Vulnerable Groups

CILE Seminar in Doha, Qatar

20-22 September 2020

>> New deadline for Abstracts: 10 June 2020 <<


The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) is pleased to invite scholars, academics and researchers to submit their research papers to a seminar 

Anti-Migration Politics and Islamic Ethics

in Doha, Qatar (or online)*, during the period of 20-22 September 2020.

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