New Delhi, December 31 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Sharia Council on Thursday released guidelines on allowing the use of Covid-19 vaccines under Islamic law following some reports that pork fat was used there.
“The source of the ingredients of popular vaccines, which have been made public, is not yet known with certainty. After full knowledge of them, guidelines for its use or non-use will be released,” JIH said in a statement.
Noting that various pharmaceutical companies around the world are in the process of finalizing the Covid-19 vaccines and even several countries have started their mass vaccination programs, while the Indian health authorities have also announced that the vaccination will start soon and that multinational companies asked the government to allow them to use the vaccine, he said reports of pork fat extract in vaccines raised concern among Muslims.
The guidelines, issued by Sharia Council Chairman Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari and Maulana Secretary Dr Rasiul Islam Nadvi, state that “According to some sources, the corona vaccine contains ingredients derived from pork fat. Islamic point of view, a pig is completely unclean and unclean. “
However, they noted that experiments are underway in various countries and that many companies are working on the vaccine development, and it is not sure that pork fat is used in every vaccine. Muslims are too involved among scientists and doctors who prepare vaccines, he said, citing the example of a couple of doctors in Turkey.
Among other guidelines, “Islam attaches great importance to human life and also emphasizes its protection”, “Allah says:” And do not kill each other “(Quran – 4:29), and that “Islam orders the appropriate treatment of disease. “
“Islam has clearly defined the limits of what is allowed and what is not allowed. It is obligatory to comply with these limitations even during ailments or when taking precautionary measures. That is why the use of any prohibited substance as medicine is prohibited. “
“If an unauthorized object is transformed into something else, totally different in properties and characters, can be considered clean and admissible. On this basis, the use of gelatin derived from the body part of a haram animal has been considered authorized by Islamic Jurists. Same opinion of some jurists on pork gelatin. “
“Even lawyers who do not agree with the above transformation rule, also sanction a vaccine which contains prohibited substances in the event of unavailability of halal vaccines, in dire and urgent situations to protect human life” , as directed.
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