COVID-19 Halal Vaccine to develop in Saudi Arabia, the news is welcomed by many people to take a step rather than waiting for other countries to develop a vaccine. The vaccine will be prepare inline with Islamic law and completely halal. More details below.
COVID-19 Halal Vaccine to develop in Saudi Arabia
The COVID-19 vaccine team consists of two separate entities, a team from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah and SaudiVax. The ingredients or things used to make this vaccine will be completely permissible as per the Islamic law. This means there will be no ingredients from pigs (gelatin or bile). The Muslim population in Central Africa, West Africa, and East Asia has been hesitant in the past due to the use of non-permissible or other related reasons for vaccination. This step will make sure that the vaccine prepare can be used by all populations.
Scientists at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, led by Dr. Anwar Hashem, are collaborating with SaudiVax, a tenant of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.Al Arabiya, 2020
Scientists use live cells that need nutrients to live and survive. These nutrients could include elements that are not considered permissible under Islamic law – for example ingredients derived from pigs like gelatin or bile. Eating pork and drinking alcohol are forbidden in Islam under ordinary circumstances.
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