FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares an injection with a dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, at a vaccination centre in Baitul Futuh Mosque, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, March 28, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Given the myths and fears surrounding Covid-19 vaccine among the Muslim community,  the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has joined forces with the NHS to educate people about the importance of vaccine.

The BIMA has urged people, especially Muslims, to take vaccines, and confirmed that it does not ‘invalidate’ fasting during Ramadan.

Since this is the most common fear among Muslims, the BIMA said it has verified the factors with many Islamic scholars who spoke in favour of vaccination.

The BIMA in fact clarified that many scholars agreed on the fact that vaccination is completely halal and permissible to take during fasting in this month of Ramadan.

Not only this, the scholars through BIMA also shared that the vaccines do not contain any pork or alcohol or foetal products hence are safe to be taken by the community while fasting.

Furthermore, the association has also joined hands with the NHS as well as community leaders to spread awareness about celebrating a Safe Eid during this pandemic.
The open discussion will be held in the form of a webinar and will focus on how to celebrate Eid under current Covid guidelines in the country. This will be held on April 30 at 6 pm.

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