UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC ETHICS: HOW WE KNOW RIGHT AND WRONG

An exclusive weekend with Prof. Tariq Ramadan
UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC ETHICS: HOW WE KNOW RIGHT AND WRONG

In this unique two-day seminar and for the first time in the UK, Prof. Tariq Ramadan examines the traditional basis of Islamic ethics. Registered participants will be given a copy of the much anticipated
new book Islamic Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (yet to be published in English) and will be provided opportunities to discuss ethical issues relevant to our times.

PROF. TARIQ RAMADAN

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, teaching at the faculties of Oriental Studies and Theology & Religion. He is a Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford) and Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan); a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar); Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar); President of the European Muslim Network (EMN) thinktank based in Brussels; and a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

SAT 5TH TO SUN 6TH MARCH 2016
TIME: 9.30AM — 5.00PM

University of East London,
Docklands Campus, Main Lecture Theatre
University Way, London E16 2RD
DLR: Cyprus Station, Bus: 101, 173, 262, 300, 366, 376, 474 and N551

EARLY BIRD OFFER: £69 (ENDS 31 JAN)
STANDARD FEE £99: (AFTER 31 JAN)
LIVE STREAM ACCESS: £59

Saturday, March 5, 2016: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
Session 1 / 10:00 to 11:30 am
1. Basic terminology: the essential concepts in Arabic and English.
2. The meaning of “reform”: the conception of God, the world, the human being and human action.
3. The difference between principles, means and goals.
4. Classification of Islamic sciences and ethics in various applications.
Session 2/ 12.00 to 1:30 pm
1. Introduction to law and jurisprudence and their relationship with ethics.
2. Introduction to theological philosophy and its relationship with ethics.
3. Introduction to Sufism and its relationship with ethics.
Lunch Break
Session 3 / 3:00 to 5:00 pm
1. The different methodologies and how to reconcile them.
2. Connecting the sources, the rules and the objectives.
3. The sciences and their interdependence.

Sunday, March 6, 2016: PRACTICAL APPROACH
Session 4 / 10:00 to 11:30 am
1. Contemporary issues and ethics.
2. God, Man, Nature: environment.
3. Consumption and ethics.
Session 5 (practical case studies) / 12:00 to 1:30 pm
1. Economy and ethical challenges
2. Medicine and Ethics: practical case studies
Lunch Break
Session 6 (practical case studies) / 3:00 to 5:00 pm
1. Psychology and ethics
2. Arts and well-being
Conclusion