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Use of injections with haram ingredients, for severe disease

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As saslam wa alaikum shaykh
Whilst fasting I know injections are permissible but what about injections that contain either or genetically modified Chinese hamster ovary cells or human albium? Also are they permissible to use as the other possible permissible ones have been used already and are not affective as needed and the other has lethal side effects possible fatal brain infection and after thinking and istikhara i have opted out of that one.

These are medications for multiple sclerosis, shaykh please remember me in your duas at the moment I have great difficulty walking even with two crutches, constant eye sight problems and lasting difficulty in reciting quranic words and letters properly as my face was damaged in the beginning oframadhan which is quite hurtful out of all, but I do know it’sall from Allah and hopefully an expiation on my sins.


Wa ‘alaikum al-salam,

I am very sorry to hear about your condition. May Allah (s.w.t.) relieve your suffering and cure your illness. It would be permissible for you to use injections containing both genetically modified Chinese hamster ovary cells and/or human albumin.

The reason for this is necessity.Allah has permitted the consumption of prohibited items like pork and carrion under extreme circumstances. From that the jurists derive the ruling of الضرورات تبيح المحظورات ie ‘Necessity causes prohibitions to be allowed’

Also in your case there is the overwhelming possibility of disease/symptom progression, if it is not treated.

I shall pray that Allah (s.w.t.) grant you patience at this most difficult time. Allah (s.w.t.) says in the Qur’an:

احَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتۡرَكُوٓاْ أَن يَقُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا وَهُمۡ لَا يُفۡتَنُونَ

Do people think that they will be left alone on saying “We believe” and that they will not be tested?

Surely, you are being tried with a severe affliction through which, if you remain patient, Allah SWT will elevate your rank.

Ayyub alayhissalam stayed in the state of leprosy for over ten years. He was so patient that Allah praised him in the Quran with the words انا وجدناه صابرا نعم العبد انه أواب “We found him a tolerator, an excellent servant was he, he was oft-turning” (to Allah)

May allah be with you at all times, take care of you, grant you sabr and sukoon and elevate your ranks. The duas of a mareedh are accepted, I also request you to pray for me.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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