Encyclopaedia of Islamic Rulings on Bioethics

About the Research

Islamic law is at a crossroad. The aim of this research is to study and collect scholastic opinions regarding contemporary jurisprudential issue. There is a great need for this project. Contemporary jurisprudential issues affect the global Muslim populous and in particular occidental Muslims.  The scope and significance of contemporary Islamic jurisprudence will be presented within the contemporary debate. 

The aim is to emphasise the epistemology and ontology of contemporary Islamic law and the practical relevance of it in contemporary life. This will be achieved through combining the implicit fiqhi insight of jurisprudence and other relevant mainstream fiqhi theories of other jurists thereby yielding a coherent discipline of understanding contemporary fiqh beyond a sufficient level. 

The aim of this project is to record and document contemporary issues and offer the reader an insight into the development of this nascent discipline and their distinct methodological approach to law. Where possible, this project seeks to identify the usul behind these opinions. It will therefore look at the tools, method, procedure and the workings of the principles of Islamic jurisprudence and map the development.

The research will explore the leading scholars or Bodies such as: Gaad al-Haqq Ali Gaad al-Haq, Muhmmad bin Ibrahim, ‘Abd al-Aziz bin Baaz, Bakr bin Abdullah Abu Zayd, Muhammad Safwat Nur al-Din, Abdullah bin Qu‘ud, Nasir al-Din al-Albani, Taqi Usmani, Muqbil al-Wadi‘i, Abdur Rahman al-S‘adi, ‘Abd al-Razzaq ‘Afifi, Hussain Makhluf, Muhammad Ramadan al-Buti, Wahba al-Zuhayli, Salah al-Sawi, The European Council for Fatwa and Research, Al-Azhar University, Comparative Fiqh Department,   US based Rābitah ‘Ulamā’ al-Sharī‘ah, Indian Fiqh Academy and the like. 


Project Lead: Zeeshan Choudri

Joint Project: Dr Shahrul Hussain, Dr Safaruk Chowdhury, Zahed Fettah
Project type: Book