The Centre for Islam and Medicine (CIM) had the pleasure of hosting a successful fundraiser dinner at the popular Luigikhan’s Restaurant in Newcastle, held in partnership with the Newcastle Muslim Medical Society (NmM) and the British Islamic Medical Associate (BIMA).
The theme of the event was to highlight the Need for Ethics by introducing the local community to the Centre for Islam Medicine and the support they require to continue their work. The programme included a three course dinner, an introduction to ethics and a presentation on the vision and objectives of the CIM, alongside introductions to NmM and BIMA and a fundraising auction.
Alongside the introduction to the CIM, the evening hosted three guest speakers to share their thoughts on the need for ethics.
- Dr Farrukh Jamil – Medical Consultant and member of the British Islamic Medical Association delivered a presentation on BIMA.
- Mohammed Roziur Rahman, imam and hospital Chaplain at the University of Newcastle, who discuss the role of Ethics in the Hospital.
- Dr Obadah Ghannam, lead researcher at the CIM who led an interactive session on Islamic Medical Ethics based around a case study on common ethical scenarios which patients and doctors are likely to face. Questions addressed included the permissibility of organ donation in Islam, how to understand IVF in Islam and whether or not doctors can sign cremation forms.
The event was attended by professionals belonging to healthcare and non-healthcare related backgrounds, members of the local community and students from Newcastle and Durham University. The response in Newcastle was incredibly positive as attendees found the platform both enlightening and intellectually stimulating. The event helped raise £2000 along with a sign up of £200 Regular Monthly Donations.