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Fatwa of Allamah Mufti Taqi Usmani حفظه الله on the Permissibility of Covid 19 Vaccinations

الاستاذ الفاضل الكبير حفظه الله

ما حكم التطعيم بلقاح فيروس كورونا ( Covid 19) في الوقت الراهن : هل هو اباحة او استحبابا او وجوبا ، خاصة اذا كان المرض  يؤدي ألى الأضرار بالغير.
محمد شعيب عمر
المحامي بالقضاء المدني و الشرعي ،
جنوب افريقيا


12 September 2021


Answer of Allama Mufti Taqi Usmani حفظه الله

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
حكم اختيار أسباب لعلاج مرض بالمعروف مباح ومسنون فى الشريعة، وفى حكمهاأسباب معروفة للوقاية عن  المرض، وأخذ اللقاح من قبيل أسباب الوقاية فهو مباح وعلى الأكثر فهو سنة. وإذا صدر قرار ملزم بأخذ اللقاح من الحكومة، يحتمل أن يصير أخذ اللقاح
  واجبا بسبب أمر ولي الأمر

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Question
“ What is the Shariah ruling relating to the taking of vaccination against the Covid -19 virus in the current circumstances? Is such vaccination permissible, preferable, or compulsory, especially where the contagiousness of the disease leads to the  harming of  other persons “.

Fatwa of Allamah Mufti Taqi Usmani حفظها الله

“ The ruling of voluntarily adopting the generally recognized means  of treatment for a disease is permissible and sanctioned in the Shariah( as Sunnah). Such permissibility includes the well known means  of prevention of a disease. The taking of a vaccination falls within the means of prevention , and is accordingly permissible;  at the most, it is Sunnah. If the government issues a binding decision for taking a vaccination, then,  the taking of a vaccination ought to become compulsory by reason of a directive of the head of state.”


Translated: M S Omar
And Allah Knows Best
27 September 2021
Durban

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