Shaykh Sudais: vaccination does not break fast

Getting vaccinated while fasting will not break your fast

Shaykh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, the Chief Imam and Khateeb of Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, has said that getting vaccinated while fasting will not invalidate the fast. Shaykh Al-Sudais mentioned this while delivering a lesson on the Fiqh of fasting.

This is welcome news to unvaccinated Muslims and those awaiting their second dose, with the approach of the blessed month of Ramadan around the 12th of April. Many people will need to be vaccinated whilst in a state of fasting and now they can rest assured that the process will not break their fast.

Shaykh Sudais receives his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Haramain Sharifain reported that Shaykh Sudais received the coronavirus vaccine this week at the Vaccine Centre in King Abdullah Medical City.

Shaylkh Abdur Rahman Al-Sudais receives covid-19 vaccine
Photo from the Haramain Sharifain article

Saudi Arabia is trying to ensure that a large proportion of its population is vaccinated before Hajj 2021, for the safety of its residents and pilgrims. The vaccine progress tracker provided by the BBC states that currently, Saudi Arabia has administered 3,189,122 vaccine doses. Both the Oxford-AstraZeneca and the Pfizer-BioNTech (2 doses each) are use in the country.

By Nasria Begum

Watch our news video on Shaykh Al-Sudais here: Travel carts for the elderly in Masjid Al-Haram

For a comprehensive article on how to prepare for the blessed month of Ramadan ,body, mind and soul, click here: Ramadan 2021 

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