Vaccine: What Does The Shariah Say & The Guarantee from Ulama Haqqani (true Ulama)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah did not create the shifa’ (cure) of my Ummah in substances which have been made haraam for them.” [Sunan Abu Dawood]

An Islamic Perspective

From an Islamic perspective there are several issues that need to be considered in relation to this topic. This discussion goes much deeper than the mere physical effects of immunizations and vaccinations. We need to recognize the Creation of Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, and its perfection, the Provisions and Sustenance provided to us by Allah, and Will of Allah as it pertains to our existence. Let us proceed.

Creation of Allah

Allah Ta;ala says, “We have indeed created man in the best of moulds.” (95:4). The Arabic word in this verse is taqweem, which can be translated as mold, form, nature, constitution. Although this especially refers to the spiritual nature of man, it can also mean the mental and physical structure. There is no fault in Allah’s creation. Allah Ta’ala gave man the purest and best nature, and perfection and balance are evident in man’s physical, mental, and spiritual composition. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’la, says:

O Mankind! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Most Generous? Who created you, fashioned you, and gave you due proportion; in whatever form He willed, He put you together.” (Qur’an 82:6-8).

Focusing on the physical aspect, one need only study the systems of the body to comprehend the significance of these verses and the wonder of Allah’s creation.

The human body is composed of a number of specialized systems: the digestive system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, the muscular system, the blood circulation system, the skeleton, the skin, the senses, the immune system and so forth. Each one of these system is miraculous in nature and more amazing than any scientific advancement that man can achieve.

Why then is man so heedless? Why does he overlook the wonders of his own constitution? Why does he neglect the One who gave him these special gifts? “O mankind! What has made you careless concerning our Lord, the Most Generous?” Why does he think that he can improve the perfect creation of Allah and make it work more effectively?

Concerning vaccines and immunizations, this is exactly what humans are attempting to do. The assumption behind them is that the body is not “perfect” enough to withstand infectious diseases or that the vaccines is end all and be all; that somehow Allah did not complete or carry it out well enough (Nauthubillah); that  by getting vaccinated one is saving lives.

Have Muslims Imaan become so weak they are prepared to do and take anything that will  “save them from dying”?

All of these assumptions are erroneous and reflect a skepticism that should not be present in the belief system of a Muslim. The idea that lives can be saved, i.e. Maut can be prolonged with vaccination, is kufr. It gravitates against the Qur’aan which states: “No person will die except with the permission of Allah at theappointed time.”

Provisions of Allah

Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, not only created us in the finest form, but He also gave us the tools to maintain this form and to assist in its self-actualization. We are warned that our body and our health are gifts from Allah and that we will be held accountable on the Day of Judgment of them. The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) informed us:

“Every servant of Allah will remain standing before Allah on the Day of Judgment until he has answered five questions about five things; his life – how he spent it; his knowledge – how much he acted upon it; his wealth – how he acquired it and how he spent it; and his body (and health) – how he used it.” (Muslims). The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) also said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.” (Bukhari)

*Any Ulama Haqqani (true Ulama) will be prepared to give a guarantee that Allah Ta’ala will not ask you “Why didn’t you take the Vaccine?”*

It is incumbent upon a Muslim to take care of his body to the best of his ability and to follow what Allah Ta’ala has ordained in this regard. The provisions of Allah Ta’ala are many.

A mother is instructed to nurse her child from the moment of birth. Allah Ta’ala says:

“Mothers shall nurse their children two complete years for whoever wishes to complete the nursing (period).” (Qur’an 2:233).

Breast milk has been found to be the most beneficial substance for a baby and contains much more than nutrients. It also provides antibodies, strengthens the immune system, and protects the child from many diseases. This is a wondrous gift that gives an already healthy baby an even healthier start in life.

Muslims are instructed to eat from the good and lawful food of the earth.

“They ask you what is lawful to them (as food): say: Lawful unto you are (all) things good and pure.” (Qur’an 5:4)

“O you people! Eat of what is on earth lawful and good; and do not follow the footsteps of the evil one for he is to you an avowed enemy.” (Qur’an 2:168).

We now know the benefits of eating healthy and pure food and avoiding all that is harmful to our bodies. The use of honey, black seed, dates, olive oil, etc. are encouraged to prevent illness and as cures when the need arises. The type of food that we eat can affect all of our bodily systems, oftentimes in very insidious ways.

Other provisions that Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, has given us include the command to avoid alcohol and all types of drugs, which can lead to serious consequences (health-related and others). Adultery and fornication are forbidden, which can cause various types of sexually transmitted diseases. Pork and pork products, which may lead to various illnesses, are also not allowed. And so on…..

For one who follows the commands of Allah, the chances of having long-term health will be increased. Even if a disease is contracted, the person with a strong immune system will likely be able to combat it. This in turn, will strengthen the immune system more and give life-long immunity to that particular disease. As mentioned earlier, immunizations and vaccines actually have weakened the immune system and led to all types of problems. Their use has even upset the epidemiology of illnesses, causing them to appear more often later on when the effects are usually much more serious. It is evident from all of this that manipulation and altering Allah’s creation only leads to detrimental outcomes.

Will of Allah Ta’ala

We often forget that what happens in our lives comes from the Will and Power of Allah. Nothing occurs except what has been decreed by Allah. Although we do have some limited control over events

“The ultimate control is with Us are its depositories, and We do not send it down except according to a known (specified) measure.” (15:21).

“Say you (O Muhammad): ‘Indeed the affairs belong wholly to Allah.’ (Qur’an 3:154)

If a person is to experience an illness, this is from the decree of Allah; and if he is to be cured from it, this is also from the decree of Allah. To rely upon humans to somehow prevent or cure without also trusting in Allah, is a sign of weakness in faith. Whatever good or bad happens to us we should say “Alhumdulillah” because it is from Allah and He has decreed it for some reason (either as a test or as punishment).

Allah Ta’ala says:

“No calamity befalls, but with the leave (decision and Qadar) of Allah, and whosoever believes in Allah, He guides his heart, and Allah is the all Knower of everything.” (Qur’an 64:11).

Conclusion

Although Islam is not contrary to medical and technological “Development”, it is important to understand that these are not always in our best interests. Many of these “advancements” have actually led to serious, detrimental outcomes. Television, for example, has been lauded as one of the major inventions of this century, but at the same time it has lead to the numbing of children’s minds, a decline in communication within families, and misguidance for many (not to mention prohibited). Vaccines are touted as a miraculous form of illness prevention, when in fact they are nothing more than a moneymaking scheme for doctors and pharmaceutical companies. They have, in actuality, caused more harm than benefits and have disrupted the natural order of Allah’s Creation.

If we follow Allah’s plan in creation and submit to His commands, there should be no need for artificial interventions. Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, ha provided us with bounties beyond our imagination and they are readily and naturally available to us. We only need to make use of them.

Vaccination is not permissible more so for several reasons:

  • Several vaccines on the U.S. vaccination schedule are extracted from fetuses aborted decades ago. They include vaccines against rubella, hepatitis A, and chicken pox, Covid 19
  • Vaccines contain viruses, bacteria, harmful chemicals, poisons, dangerous substances, etc.
  • Vaccines contain doubtful ingredients and many unknown toxins.
  • Vaccines contain Haraam constituents such as pig-gelatine, monkey kidney cells, horse blood,etc.
  • Vaccines cause serious health problems.

*Any Ulama Haqqani (true Ulama) will be prepared to give a guarantee that Allah Ta’ala will not ask you “Why didn’t you take the Vaccine?”*

*This may seem like an intense subject for what would appear to be a straight forward issue, but a deeper level of analysis is required. One cannot doubt the verses of the Qur’an highlighted above nor expect that he can accomplish more than Allah Ta’ala. As Muslims we should not fall into this kind of trap. We must believe in the perfection of Allah’s creation and understand that vaccines are in no way able to improve upon it.

Let alone detrimental to ones Imaan, chances are that they will only disturb the system and introduce an imperfection, (which is already being determined by research) in no way given any guarantee of not getting sick.

May Allah Ta’ala give one understanding.

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