End of Life: An Open Discussion

Seminar to raise awareness of end of life issues, highlighting the challenges facing Muslim patients, professionals and carers in dealing with sensitive issues relating to end of life and understanding the Islamic ethical principles on the subject. What is the Islamic perspective on terminal illness?...

End of Life: An Open Discussion

End of LifeWhat is the Islamic perspective on terminal illness?

What are our religious responsibilities?

How can family members, carers and medical professionals be prepared?

The upcoming open discussion, facilitated by Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali and Dr. Imtiaz Gulamali, will cover these aspects and more.

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali is a graduate of the Islamic Seminaries of Qum and has also both a BA and an MA in Western Philosophy from the University of Tehran. He has earned his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Manchester. His publications include: Self-Knowledge (1996 & 2006, also translated into Malay, Spanish and Kiswahili), Ethical Relativism: An Analysis of the Foundations of Morality (2001, also translated into Malay), Shi'a Islam: Origins, Faith & Practices (2003 & 2010; also translated into Spanish & Swedish), Principles of Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Methodology of Fiqh (2006). He is a co-editor of Catholics & Shi'a in Dialogue: Studies in Theology & Spirituality (2004), Catholic-Shi'a Engagement: Reason & Faith in Theory and Practice (2006) and A Catholic-Shi'a Dialogue: Ethics in Today's Society (2008). Dr. Shomali is currently the resident Imam and director of Islamic Centre of England.

Dr Imtiaz Gulamali was born in Aden, Yemen and attended the University of Karachi from 1979 to 1985, graduating with a MBBS. Dr Gulamali moved to the UK in 1986 and after having worked in numerous specialities such as Oncology, Rheumatology, Medicine for the Elderly and General Medicine he became a member of the Royal College of Ireland in 1990. In 1992 he became a member of Royal College of General Practitioners in London and has been working as a General Practitioner ever since. His non-clinical interests lie within the field of Medical education and research. Apart from being a GP he has been a GP trainer, GP Tutor, Course Organiser for GP Registrars and an Associate Dean. Dr Gulamali is also the Clinical Governance lead at GP Direct. His clinical interests include: General Medicine and its specialities such as Rheumatology, Diabetes, Respiratory Medicine and Cardiology.
Dr Gulamali has conducted various seminars in the UK on Islamic medical ethics, end of life, British values and Islam.