Q: My question is on the flu vaccination. Is it permissible for Muslims to have this vaccination, the flu jab or the nasal spray?
To my knowledge the both contain (porcine) pork gelatine which is haraam. But on the nhs it says religious group leaders such as Muslims say that the vaccine is acceptable. What is your opinion?
A: Avoid this.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.