COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Malaysia‘s Minister of Religious Affairs Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri announced that the country’s National Fatwā Council would soon issue its ruling concerning the permissibility of the COVID-19 vaccine from an Islamic law prespective.
  • While Muslim religious authorities in Malaysia have previously exempted vaccines from ḥalāl labeling, concerns about the contents of the shots continue, including whether they contain items banned under Islamic law such as porcine DNA.

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