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Russian vaccine “Sputnik V” viewed as halal

Moscow, February 4, 2021

Muslim Religious Administration of Russia received the information from the developers of the “Sputnik V” vaccine about its composition. According to preliminary data, the vaccine does not contain anything prohibited for Muslims, Mufti Ildar Alyautdinov, deputy chairman of Muslim Religious Administration of Russia, told RIA Novosti.

“The developers of the vaccine presented us the information about the its composition. There is no pig gelatin, as well as no human components (cell lines)”, Alyautdinov said. According to him, a joint meeting of Islamic theologians with representatives of scientific institutions involved in the development of vaccines is planned for the next week. “We are preparing a theological ruling (fatwa) on this matter”, Alyautdinov said.

 

 

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