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Don’t let Ramadan deter you from getting your Covid-19 jabs – Islamic Scholars

Muslims should not let Ramadan fast prevent them from getting a Covid-19 jab.

This was the submission of Islamic scholars at a stakeholders meeting in Ibadan on Ramadan and Vaccination organized by Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board in collaboration with with Breakthrough Action Nigeria.

According to Sheikh Salaudeen Busairy, islamic scholars have agreed that taking jab during Ramadan fast can not break it because vaccine pass through the muscle rather than the bloodstream and not nutritious.

lSimilarly, Alhaji Abdul Ganiy Abdussalam of Bodija Muslim Community said the Quran posited that to save one life is to save the whole of humanity, hence it is a responsibility of a practising Muslim to take the vaccine.

He enjoined Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board to ensure that vaccination centres are closer to people to boost take up among minority communities.

n her contribution, the Amirah, Federation of Muslim Womens Associations in Nigeria, FOMWAN, Oyo State chapter, Dr Bushroh Olosho urged muslims to get vaccinated to protect their future.

n official of Oyo State Primary Healthcare Board, Mr Olukayode Akinpelu said the meeting was intended to provide islamic backing to encourage taking Covid-19 jab during Ramadan.

In a welcome address, Oyo State coordinator, Breakthrough Action Nigeria (BA-N), Mrs Toyin Afachung, advocated the support of Islamic scholars in promoting vaccination.

Nafiu Busari

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