COVID-19 vaccine can be taken during fasting: UAE Fatwa Council

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The UAE Fatwa Council has announced that taking the COVID-19 vaccine is permissible in Islam and does not invalidate fasting.

The council held a virtual discussion on Thursday under the chairmanship of Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah over the Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) of fasting.

They discussed the guidelines, rules and regulations derived from the rulings laid down in the Noble Qur'an and the traditions of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Sunnah.

Within this context, the council reviewed the religious rulings in line with the preventive and precautionary measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily those related to the arrangements of Iftar meals and Ramadan tents as well as Al Taraweeh prayers.

A detailed official statement is expected to be issued by the council in this regard during the next media briefing on COVID-19.

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