Fatwa: # 23591
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 25th December 2012


Are vaccines permissible?


Assalamualakum Respected Mufti Is it permissible to give vaccines to children? These vaccines do contain haraam ingredients.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, one may take medication containing haram ingredients only if it is recommended by a trustworthy Muslim doctor and he assures that there are no halāl alternatives.[1] The same ruling applies for vaccines containing haram ingredients.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  (قَوْلُهُ وَجَوَّزَهُ فِي النِّهَايَةِ إلَخْ) وَنَصُّهُ وَفِي التَّهْذِيبِ: يَجُوزُ لِلْعَلِيلِ شُرْبُ الْبَوْلِ وَالدَّمِ وَالْمَيْتَةِ لِلتَّدَاوِي إذَا أَخْبَرَهُ طَبِيبٌ مُسْلِمٌ أَنَّ شِفَاءَهُ فِيهِ، وَلَمْ يَجِدْ مِنْ الْمُبَاحِ مَا يَقُومُ مَقَامَهُ (رد المحتار، ج 6، ص 389، سعيد)

أما إذا علم أن فيه شفاء، وليس له دواء آخر غيره يجوز الاستشفاء به (المحيط البرهاني، ج 8، ص 82، إدارة القران)

فتاوي محمودية، ج 18، ص 367، فاروقية

كفاية المفتي، ج 9، ص 150 

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