Covid vaccine instructions after finding the facts: Jamaat

New Delhi, 31 dec. (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Shariah Council (JIH) on Thursday issued guidelines on permitting the use of Covid-19 vaccines under Islamic law following reports that lard was used in them.

“The source of the ingredients of the popular vaccines, which have been made public, is not yet known for sure. Once we become fully aware of this, instructions will be issued on its use or non-use,” JIH said in a statement.

Noting that various pharmaceutical companies around the world are completing Covid-19 vaccines and even more countries have begun mass immunization programs, while Indian health authorities have also announced that vaccination will soon begin with multinational companies. asked the government to allow them to use the vaccine, said reports of the swine fat extract from the vaccines have raised concerns among Muslims.

The guidelines, published by Sharia Council President Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari and Maulana Secretary Dr. Raziul Islam Nadvi, said that “according to some sources, the crown vaccine contains ingredients derived from lard. From an Islamic point of view, a pig is completely unclean and unclean. “

However, they mentioned that experiments are taking place in different countries and many companies are working on the development of the vaccine and it is not certain that pork fat is used in each vaccine. Muslims are too involved among scientists and doctors preparing vaccines, he said, citing the example of a couple of doctors in Turkey.

Among other guidelines were that “Islam attaches great importance to human life and also emphasizes its protection,” Allah says, “And do not kill each other or yourself” (Qur’an 4:29) and that “Islam instructs the proper treatment of the disease. “


“Islam has clearly emphasized the limits of what is allowed and what is not allowed. It is mandatory to observe these limits even during illness or while taking precautions. That is why it is forbidden to use any banned substance as a medicine.”

“If an impermissible object is transformed into something else, totally different in properties and characters, it can be considered clean and permissible. On this basis, the use of gelatin derived from the body of a haram animal was considered permitted by Islamic jurists. The same is the opinion of some lawyers about Pork Gelatin. “

“Even those lawyers who do not agree with the above rule of conversion, sanction too much a vaccine containing banned substances in case of unavailability of halal vaccines, in emergencies and emergencies to protect human life,” they said. said the guides.


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