We need to step back and look at our community holistically and ask ourselves: is this a healthy community? How is the Muslim community at a global and domestic level?
Join Dr. Ingrid Mattson at an interdisciplinary theological conference regarding the relationship between ethics and medicine and its direct impact on the Muslim community and polity. She invites the listener to ponder on the relationship between ethics and medicine in the context of the community.
“As Muslims we are a work in progress as a community. Being a Muslim is fundamentally about becoming rather than being and there are times when we are in flux more than certainty and uncertainty makes humans anxious,” states Dr. Mattson.
Our age and communities have become defined by change and mobility. We have never been as mobile as we have been today, and it’s not going to end. If there is no accurate understanding of the demographics of a particular community there can easily be corruption and wrong-doing even if it stems from well-intentioned minds and hearts. What defines our regulatory bodies? Our policies and concerns? What connects our communities in the hospital setting?
“Chaplains are equipped to be the bridge between medicine and ethics,” declares Dr. Mattson.
Chaplains bring the healing presence that the Prophet (SAW) represented. They bring full presence and the human touch. We have evidence that touch is healing, presence is healing and caring is healing and that is the tradition of the Prophet (SAW). These actions are the healing and human presence in the medical setting.
We are grateful to Initiative on Islam and Medicine for the video. Cover Photo by Alex E. Proimos
Resources for Seekers :
- How the Qur’an Shapes the Sunni Community – Dr. Ingrid Mattson ..
- Rethinking Our Identity as Western Muslims: A Black-and-White
- Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings
- What is the Shariah? A Path to God, a Path to Good – Faraz Rabbani
- THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE SACRED LAW: UNDERSTANDING
- Lessons From Medina – The Creed, Politics, and Ethics of Islam
- Knowledge and Ethics in Islam
- “Adab al-Ikhtilaf: Ethics of Disagreement” – Mufti Muhammad
- kalām jadīd, islamization & the worldview
- The Story of The Muslim Chaplaincy At University of Toronto|
- A Community is Made of Men and Women
- Relationships are Connections of the Heart Supported by Reason