DUBLIN: The Dublin Imam told people that the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out in Ireland are halal and that people can take the vaccine confidently. Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri, Ireland’s leading Irish Muslim scholar and Imam, has stated that COVID vaccines are “Halal” and fully comply with Islamic religious requirements.
A lot of false messages are being spread on social media that vaccines do not comply with Islamic dietary regulations or lifestyles. The Islamic community in Ireland has criticised the false propaganda aimed at persuading Muslims and other minorities not to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, Imam Dr. al-Qadri said that the vaccines are halal and there is nothing wrong with taking them. “From an Islamic perspective, it is perfectly fine to get these vaccines, in fact, it is highly recommended because in Islam there is a rule that you have to not only protect yourself from harm but also protect your neighbourhood and people around you from any harm,” Al-Qadri said. He also offered the use of a major Dublin Islamic centre to be used as a vaccination centre.
Kindly click the link below to join WhatsApp group chat to get important news and breaking news from Irish Samachar