In a bizarre demand made by Mullas whose calendars hadn’t been flipped since medieval times, Muslims are asked not to get a shot of corona vaccine until a fatwa is issued for the same. These clerics are angry due to the alleged presence of pork gelatin in the vaccines. This cleric named Qari Ishaq Gora, who hails from the Deoband Islamic seminary has also asked Muslims to check whether the contents of the vaccine are permissible under Islam. The statement from the Muslim cleric comes a day after Sunni scholars from Mumbai’s Raza Academy said that Chinese vaccine is “haram” for Muslims as it contains pork gelatin.
Earlier, the United Arab Emirates’ highest Islamic authority, the UAE Fatwa Council, allowed coronavirus vaccines for Muslims even if they contain pork gelatin. Council Chairman Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah said that if there are no alternatives, then the coronavirus vaccines would not be subject to Islamic restrictions on pork due to the higher need to “protect the human body.” Other Islamic nations like Egypt, Morocco, Turkey and Indonesia are also lined up for vaccinating their citizens.
Deoband Cleric’s statement comes at a time when an even more dangerous variant of COVID is reported in Britain.