Bismillah-hir-Rahmaan-Nir-Raheem In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
As Surrey Muslim Association, we understand the concerns around vaccinations in general and specifically the three Covid-19 Vaccines. We are living in times when it is easy to spread false information, which appears true and convincing; but in these times, we must follow the guidance of ‘those who know’ (Qur’an, 21:7 and 16:43).
In a fast-paced situation, the level of scrutiny vaccines are facing at the present time is unprecedented. The Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA); the MHRA is regarded as the most credible and trustworthy authority of its kind in the world.
Both medical experts and Islamic scholars have researched the three Covid-19 vaccinations and declared they are halal/permissible. In light of the research of these expert scholars, we — the Imam’s of Surrey and those represented at Surrey Muslim Association — would like to reiterate that all vaccines for Covid-19 are halal (permissible).
The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has also shown confidence in the vaccines and is recommending taking vaccines.
Disclaimer: This statement is the opinion of the Imam’s and scholars; as with anything, please do your due diligence, consult with your GP, and make your own informed decision.
Imam Hashmi, Head Imam, Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking
Imam Joynal Ahmed, Head Imam, Epsom, and Ewell Islamic Society
Imam Mahboobur Rahman, BCA, Horsell
Imam Dr Syed Naqvi, Al-Asr Education, and Community Centre, Woking
Imam Muhammad Husain Kazi, Ashford and Staines Community Centre
Imam Misbah Uddin, Dorking Muslim Community Association Ltd
Imam Abdul Malik Ezhari, Al Kharafi Mosque, Camberley
Imam Abdur Rab, Addlestone Mosque
Imam Dr. Husni Hammuda, Chaplain and Imam, University of Surrey
Abdul Majid Hawa, Acting Chairman, Runnymede Muslim Society
For more information about the Covid-19 vaccines and their effects, please visit:
NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
GOV UK – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme