Doctors from throughout East London have urged Muslims to proceed taking on the Covid-19 vaccination during Ramadan.
Muslims are required to abstain from foods and drinks from daybreak to nightfall during the Holy month, which this yr begins on April 12.
The British Islamic Medical Association mentioned it has consulted with Islamic students who’ve confirmed taking the vaccine is not going to invalidate the quick.
Dr Abdul Wadud Kamali, a GP at The Limehouse Practice in Poplar, mentioned: “As Muslims we have now a responsibility to protect life and getting vaccinated is the best approach to forestall sickness and lack of life from Covid-19.
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“Lots of arduous work has gone into bringing the vaccines to our native communities to guard our most weak, and we have now already vaccinated 1000’s of individuals in Tower Hamlets.
“We should now stand collectively and never permit this progress to halt during Ramadan. Islamic students have made it clear that having the vaccine doesn’t invalidate the quick, nonetheless if you’re nonetheless not sure whether or not it is best to have a vaccine during the holy month please converse to your native Imam for steerage.”
Dr Uzma Haque, scientific director of Barking and Dagenham Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “The holy month shall be a very totally different expertise for all of us as soon as once more this yr, due to Covid-19, and your Imam will be capable of advise you on how greatest to mark the month. However you have a good time, I want you a secure and wholesome Ramadan.”
It follows key figures within the East London Muslim neighborhood urging individuals to return ahead for the vaccine after misinformation in regards to the jab was unfold on-line.
East London Mosque Head Imam Shaykh Abdul Qayum, who’s recovering from Covid-19, mentioned: “This pandemic has been a trial for humanity.
“I’ve listened fastidiously to the recommendation of Muslim medical consultants. Let us take the vaccine when it’s supplied to us.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the many individuals who’ve misplaced family members, and we’re grateful for the dedication and dedication of NHS and frontline employees who’re serving to these stricken by Covid.”