COVID-19 vaccine does not break Ramadan fast

by BTM

Tue, 30 March 2021

COVID-19 vaccine does not break Ramadan fast

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that receiving the vaccine injection during daylight hours in Ramadan does not break the fast.

The Council's statement answers the question asked by some Muslims whether the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast prohibits them from getting the vaccine during the fasting hours.

The council of religious scholars concluded that the vaccine is acceptable during Ramadan and the shot does not invalidate the fast because it is injected into the muscle and has no nutritional value.

The Council called on everyone to take the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and their community and to contribute actively and positively to the exceptional efforts made by Team Bahrain in combating the pandemic.

Ramadan, the ninth month on the lunar-based Islamic calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk and intensify acts of piety and charity, is expected to start on April 12 or 13.

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