COVID-19 Vaccines Between Fiqh and Medicine

Finally COVID-19 vaccines are here, giving us hope that this pandemic will come to an end insha Allah.

In this video, we have an interesting discussion about the Shariah as well as medical aspects related to using these vaccines.

The video also features Dr. Suleiman Abawi, a practicing doctor in the field. He answers such common questions as:

  • What are the types of vaccines and what are the differences between them?
  • What is the new mRNA technology? Is it really new?
  • How could scholars mange to create these vaccines so quickly? 
  • Can the vaccines lead to contracting COVID-19?
  • Why did they get approved by the FDA so hastily? Are they really safe?
  • Is there any risk that the vaccines can cause autism or some serious diseases?

A really interesting and informative video worth of watching.

Editor’s Note: The video focuses mostly on the mRNA vaccines.

About Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University.Currently he is the Dean of al-Maghrib Institute, the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center, and a professor at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.