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.


[Update: Video] Lecture "Secular and Religious Ethics: Fundamentals and Challenges"

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of College of Islamic Studies (CIS) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University, cordially invites you to its upcoming public lecture titled:

Secular and Religious Ethics: Fundamentals and Challenges

It will take place on November 4, 2018 from 7-9pm, Conference room (1) at the College of Islamic Studies building.

Three outstanding scholars from renowned institutions in the world will address the audience and present their insights on the topic from three perspectives

#CILE2017 Save The Date! CILE 5th Annual International Conference

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is pleased to announce its upcoming 5th Annual International Conference on 18th and 19th March 2017, in Doha (Qatar).

Internationally renowned scholars and outstanding speakers from different parts of the world will debate for two days under the title:


Islamic Bioethics in the twenty-first century

Islamic bioethics is in good health, this article argues. During the twentieth century, academic researchers had to deal with a number of difficulties including the scarcity of available Islamic sources.

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