FT mufti: Vaccination is halal and obligatory

PUTRAJAYA: The office of the mufti for the Federal Territories has agreed to adopt the resolution of the muzakarah (discussion) of the Fatwa Committee of the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs on Dec 3 last year.

The meeting had decided that the use of the Covid-19 vaccine was permissible and obligatory for groups which had been identified by the government.

Federal Territories mufti Datuk Dr Luqman Abdullah, in a statement yesterday, said they supported the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme expected to start at the end of the month.

“From the perspective of consumerism, the matter was decided after taking into account the government’s firm stance that only vaccines that have been identified as halal will be used for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, ” he said.

Luqman said the decision was reached at a meeting last Thursday following the confusion that arose among the community regarding the vaccine intake.

In this regard, he said, the mufti’s office calls on all Muslims in the country, especially in the Federal Territories, to respect the fatwa that has been decided regarding the Covid-19 vaccine in Malaysia. — Bernama

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