Wednesday, October 6 2010, 3:15 - 4:30 pm

Fusion of Horizons from Islamic Perspective

by Nazila Isgandarova,DMin cand.(Wilfried Laurier University) PhD cand. (Khazar University), adjunct member of faculty at Emmanuel College - Muslim Studies. (Emmanuel College)

Fusion of Horizons from an Islamic Perspective will consider the spiritual and ritual needs of Muslims in healthcare settings. How is spiritual care is viewed by Muslims in the present cultural and religious context and what are their major spiritual needs in healthcare settings? Various practical approaches touching upon ritual activity will be considered, such as prayers from the Qur’an and the Sunnah (the verbal and nonverbal tradition of the Prophet Muhammad), reading the Holy Qur’an, etc. How can trained clergy help with their beliefs, struggles, medical decisions or other special needs?