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 … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup
In "Cell-based influenza vaccine: current production, halal status assessment, and recommendations towards Islamic-compliant manufacturing" (Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics (2020)) Nurul Nadiah Zulkarnain (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) and others "review and recommend some alternatives appropriate for manufacturing cell-based influenza vaccine which comply with Islamic laws and consumers’ needs." "Based on 21 cases derived from media reports and face-to-face … Continue reading Islam and Data Science Roundup
While Malaysia awaits its share of vaccines, some Islamic scholars continued to dispute the permissibility of the vaccine under Islamic law, while a majority issued opinions on the vaccine's permissibility. A mosque in Birmingham recently issued an opinion urging Muslims to heed the latest medical advice from the government.
The pandemic has served as a catalyst for Gulf countries in their bid to adopt Western norms and policies, as declining oil prices, due to the pandemic, has underlined the need for attracting more foreign talent and investment. News of the Covid-19 vaccine prompted Indonesian politicians to call for a halal vaccine, given that back … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup