Mufti of Moscow to investigate if Sputnik V vaccines are halal

Russian Muslims are wary the vaccines will subdue them to bow to the government – based on socmed conspiracy theories?

After explaining to the Mufti of Moscow the composition of the Sputnik V vaccine, the latter will investigate whether the Muslims in Russia can get vaccinated.

The Mufti of Moscow, Ildar Alyautdinov, says 

Muslims are wary of COVID-19 vaccines. 

“The clergy intends to investigate the safety of the vaccine and its permissiveness from the point of view of Islam,” says the news portal, Realnoevremya.

“In general, believers — and I communicate with a huge number of people — are permeated with doubts. They are permeated with opinions circulating on the Internet. And they say that they will wait a year or more,” the Mufti is quoted as saying.

Vladimir Gushchin from the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in a round table discussion says there are no forbidden components from the point of view of Islam in the composition of the Sputnik V. 

There are no components of any animal extracts, serums and other things, RIA Novosti reports Gushchin as saying.

Muslims in Russia voiced their concerns about the vaccine. The Mufti says the negative campaign and conspiracy theories on the internet has made people fearful of the vaccines.

However, the makers of the vaccine say they took into consideration to make sure the vaccines are not ‘haram’ for Muslims.

Anyone can find the information regarding the composition of the drug, on the way it is produced including the environment and the equipment used as well as its composition.

The scientists say there is no part of “dead animals, pigs, blood, and other things” in the Sputnik V.

Russia has developed the Sputnik V and EpiVakKorona. Muslims have written to the developers to ask for a disclosure of the content to test if it is halal.

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