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Can I be vaccinated whilst fasting?

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Question:

I will be travelling soon and therefore I need to have a meningitis vaccination injection.  I can only do this whilst I am fasting.  Is it allowed?

Answer:

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

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

A fast is broken when a substance with a discernible body reaches the digestive system via the natural openings of the body like the mouth, rectum, nose etc.[1] 

The above does not take place in meningitis injections.  Therefore, it is permissible to be vaccinated by means of injections whilst fasting.[2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, 

www.darulfiqh.com

 

 


[1]  فلا يحصل الفطر بما وصل إلى داخل الجسم في غير الجوف المعتبر، وهو المعدة والحلق والأمعاء(الجامع في أحكام الصيام والاعتكاف والحج والعمرة ص 57 طبعة دار الجنان)

[2]  وَالدَّاخِلُ مِنْ الْمَسَامِّ لَا مِنْ الْمَسَالِكِ لَا يُنَافِيهِ (تبيين الحقائق ج 1 ص 323 إمدادية)

(قَوْلُهُ: وَإِنْ وَجَدَ طَعْمَهُ فِي حَلْقِهِ) أَيْ طَعْمَ الْكُحْلِ أَوْ الدُّهْنِ كَمَا فِي السِّرَاجِ وَكَذَا لَوْ بَزَقَ فَوَجَدَ لَوْنَهُ فِي الْأَصَحِّ بَحْرٌ قَالَ فِي النَّهْرِ؛ لِأَنَّ الْمَوْجُودَ فِي حَلْقِهِ أَثَرٌ دَاخِلٌ مِنْ الْمَسَامِّ الَّذِي هُوَ خَلَلُ الْبَدَنِ وَالْمُفْطِرُ إنَّمَا هُوَ الدَّاخِلُ مِنْ الْمَنَافِذِ (رد المحتار ج 2 ص 395 أيج أيم سعيد)

This answer was collected from DarulFiqh.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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