Islam and Data Science 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

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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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.

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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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