COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

  • Dar-al-Aftah of Pakistan, in consultation with other Islamic scholars, announced in its fatwā that the COVID-19 vaccine is permissible under Islamic law.
  • AstraZeneca recently responded to concerns from the Muslim world and especially from Indonesia that its COVID-19 vaccine contains ingredients whose consumption is prohibited by Islam, stating that the vaccine does not contain any pork-derived ingredients.
  • The Indonesian Food and Drug Agency announced that Indonesia can start using around 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines developed by AstraZeneca.
  • Some Muslim organizations in the United States, including the Islamic Society of North America, have recently stated that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as millions of Muslims look forward to fasting from dawn to dusk during Ramadan.

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