Assalam Alaykom dear brothers and sisters , I can’t find nowhere right answer to my question , I would like to know is it halal vaccinations for kids ? I know the flue jab is haram because of the ingriedient pork gelatine , but others vaccines like MMR using aborted fetus tissue the 5in1 using African monkeys kidney tissue and that ,also the toxic metals and the chemicals … is it safe for our kids ? Sorry just would like to know different opinions , JazakAllah khair , may Allah taala bless all of you .
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ALLAAH is As Shafi, The curing power is in His Hands
1.) Alhamdulillah, vaccination or immunisation for kids is halal permitted, it is type of medical treatment for them from contagious disease,
Narrated Usamah ibn Sharik:
I came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and his Companions were sitting as if they had birds on their heads. I saluted and sat down. The desert Arabs then came from here and there. They asked: Messenger of Allah, should we make use of medical treatment? He replied: Make use of medical treatment, for Allah has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age.
Sunan Abi Dawud 3855
—>There are vaccinations some are permissible & some are impermissible
—>As you mentioned Flu jab is haram it is true because of it is from pork as LORD of the Heaven & the Earth
Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 3:
Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, …
(English – Yusuf Ali)
2.) MMR vaccine using aborted fetus tissue
***Generally available vaccination for MMR is two WI 38 & MCR-5
(a)WI-38 was developed by Dr. Leonard Hayflick in 1962, by taking lung cells from an aborted female baby at approximately the end of the third month of pregnancy. Dr. Hayflick’s article published in the journal Experimental Cell Research states that three cell lines, WI-26, WI-38, WI-44 were all developed from aborted babies. “All embryos were obtained from surgical abortions and were of approximately three months’ gestation.”
(b) The origin of the MCR-5 cell line, created in 1966, is documented in the journal Nature by three British researchers working at the National Institute for Medical Research. They wrote, “We have developed another strain of cells, also derived from foetal lung tissue, taken from a 14-week male foetus removed for psychiatric reasons from a 27 year old woman with a genetically normal family history and no sign of neoplastic disease both at abortion and for at least three years afterward.”
This type of Vaccination is haram because it is made from human cell line because they are from aborted fetus tissue. Abortion is an act that leads to punishment of ALLAAH.
Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 2:
The Day ye shall see it, …, and every pregnant female shall drop her load (unformed)…: but dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah.
(English – Yusuf Ali)
How can one abort the fetus and make vaccine from it while abortion is incurring wrath of ALLAAH,Azza wa Jal. So using this MMR vaccine using aborted fetus tissue is haram.
(3) 5 in 1 using African monkey kidney tissue.
Between 1961 and 1999, most American children swallowed five doses of live oral polio vaccine (OPV) using monkey kidney cells for production.
In 1961, the live attenuated oral polio vaccine (OPV)—developed by Albert Sabin, MD—was licensed and soon public health officials recommended that all infants and children be given OPV instead of the inactivated IAV—developed by Jonas Salk, MD—which had been licensed in 1955 and widely used. OPV contains three vaccine strain polioviruses given orally by liquid drops in the mouth and public health officials adopted it as the preferred polio vaccine because OPV not only vaccinated the recipient but also “passively” vaccinated those coming in close contact with a recently vaccinated child shedding vaccine strain live polioviruses in the stool, saliva and nasal secretions.
—>Even though OPV is better vaccine than IPV, but it is made from monkey kidney cell, ALLAAH’s Messenger (peace be upon him) prohibited eating the meat of omnivorous animal.
Yahya related to me from Malik from Ismail ibn Abi Hakim from Abiyda ibn Sufyan al-Hadrami from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Eating animals with fangs is haram. ”
Malik said, “This is the custom among us.”
Malik Muwatta : Book 25, Hadith 1066
Monkey is an omnivorous animal who eats both plants and animals as messenger of ALLAAH (peace be upon him) prohibited eating animals of fangs. It is know fact that animals with fangs eat only animals as food and monkey comes under this category. So using monkey kidney cell for the purpose of vaccine is prohibited because this vaccine should go down the throat which is type of eating.
(4)Vaccination from toxic metals & chemicals
Thimerosal, which contains the organic compound ethyl mercury, is a known neurotoxin and used to be a major ingredient in childhood vaccines.
Metals like Aluminum is used for preparing child vaccines and also the liquid metal like mercury. Alhamdulillah, after a long research on this subject I found some health care institutes prohibited this Aluminum based vaccine call Thimerosal like American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) & USPHS (United States Public Health Service).
Some scientist say it is safe. It is matter of dubiousness but it is better to stay away from using this toxic metal based vaccine “Thimerosal” because
Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 49: Narrated An-Nu’man ibn Bashir: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor.
Thus using vaccination from toxic metal and chemical are under dubiousness. It is better to stay away.
O ALLAAH! Protect the children of this ummah.
ALLAAH know best.