Is it permissible for Muslims to be vaccinated with a vaccine that may contain pork gelatin?

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Is it permissible for Muslims to be vaccinated with a vaccine that may contain pork gelatin?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Immunisation is a means of protection against future potential diseases. It is not permissible to immunize with vaccines containing pork gelatine .[1][2]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Jibran kadarkhan

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



قوله اختلف في التداوي بالمحرم) ففي النهاية عن الذخيرة يجوز إن علم فيه شفاء  ولم يعلم دواء آخر) [i]

رد المحتار، ١/ ٢١٠


لا) تجوز الحقنة (بمحرم كالخمر ونحوها) قيل يجوز التداوي بالمحرم كالخمر والبول إن أخبره طبيب مسلم أن فيه) [ii]

شفاء والحرمة ترتفع بالضرورة

مجمع الأنهر، ٢/ ٥٥٥


وقوله (إلا أنه لا ينبغي أن يستعمل المحرم كالخمر ونحوها لأن الاستشفاء بالمحرم حرام) قيل إذا لم يعلم أن فيه شفاء [iii]

فإن علم أن فيه شفاء وليس له دواء آخر غيره يجوز له الاستشفاء به. ومع قول ابن مسعود – رضي الله عنه -: إن الله لم يجعل شفاءكم فيما حرم عليكم. يحتمل أن عبد الله قال ذلك في داء عرف له دواء غير المحرم، لأنه يستغنى بالحلال عن الحرام. ويجوز أن يقال: تنكشف الحرمة عند الحاجة فلا يكون الشفاء بالحرام وإنما يكون بالحلال
العناية شرح الهداية، ١٠/ ٦٧




Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. It has clearly defined target groups; it can be delivered effectively through outreach activities; and vaccination does not require any major lifestyle change.







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