Pakistani Prime Minister’s Aide on Religious Harmony Sheikh Tahir Ashrafi addressed the participants (APP)
Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – Vaccination against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared “legal” and “permissible” under the Islamic Sharia, according to a fatwa (religious edict), issued by the Dar-ul-Ifta Pakistan.
The announcement came during a joint press conference here on Monday, where Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special Representative on Religious Harmony Sheikh Tahir Ashrafi addressed the participants.
Under this fatwa, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is needed to prevent the ongoing pandemic. The edict was issued with the consent and consultation of ulema, muftis, and leading religious scholars of the Dar-ul-Ifta Pakistan.
Sheikh Ashrafi said the fatwa was issued after a series of meetings chaired by Imam of Makkah Grand Mosque Sheikh Salih bin Abdullah al Humaid, who is also President of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) – a subsidiary organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.