International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah
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International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah
Organisation of the Islamic Conference
International Islamic Fiqh Academy
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CoordinatesCoordinates: 21°34?20?N 39°10?7?E / 21.57222°N 39.16861°E / 21.57222; 39.16861
Region served
Muslim world
Official language
Secretary General
Ahmad Khaled Babaker
Parent organization
Organisation of the Islamic Conference Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Islamic Fiqh Academy (Arabic ) is an Academy for advanced study of Islam based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Resolution No. 8/3-C, (I.S.) adopted by the Third Islamic Summit Conference, held in the cities of Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Taif called for the establishment of an Islamic Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Academy (IFA). IFA was established in June 1983. Based in traditional Islamic sciences, the IFA seeks to advance knowledge in the realms of culture, science, and economics.

The main goal of the IFA is to address issues related to humanity is accordance with Islamic law and ethics. IFA's activities revolve around concluding researches and documentations as well as organizing events and meetings.[1]

The Islamic Fiqh Academy is a subsidiary organization of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which was founded in 1969 and consists of 57 member states.

Most of the published research from the Academy deals with the medical field and Islamic Law.

Organ Transplantation

The Islamic Fiqh Academy had a large hand in the allowance of organ transplantations. In 1986, the International Islamic Jurist Council recognized brain-death as a recognized form of death in Islam. This allowed for the immediate start of organ transplantation in Saudi Arabia. The IIFA later issued a fatwa on organ transplantation that expanded the practice .[1]

Research Ethics

Pediatric Research Ethics

In 1992, 1997, 2004, and 2006 the IIFA issued Institutional fatwas about pediatric research ethics. Other organizations that have issued similar fatwas include Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences IOMS, Islamic Fiqh Council IFC, Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah, and Islamic Medical Association of North America IMANA.

Medical Confidentiality

The IIFA has had a hand in defining standards of medical research confidentiality via institutional fatwas.[2]

Fasting During Ramadan for People with Diabetes

The IIFA has issued a decree about fasting during Ramadan for people with diabetes.[3]

  1. ^ Albar, Mohammed (2012). "Organ transplantation: A Sunni Islamic perspective". Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation. 23 (4): 817-22. doi:10.4103/1319-2442.98169. ISSN 1319-2442. PMID 22805399.
  2. ^ Alahmad, Ghiath; Dierickx, Kris (2012). "What Do Islamic Institutional Fatwas Say About Medical and Research Confidentiality and Breach of Confidentiality?". Developing World Bioethics. 12 (2): 104-112. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8847.2012.00329.x. ISSN 1471-8847. PMID 22702346.
  3. ^ Beshyah, SA (2009). "Fasting during the month of ramadan for people with diabetes: Medicine and fiqh united at last". Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 1 (2): 58. doi:10.4103/1947-489x.211054. ISSN 1947-489X.

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