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18 March 2021, 13:12

Russian SAM finds using "Sputnik V" vaccine admissible

On March 17, the Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) of Russia adopted a fatwa, which recognizes the "Sputnik V" vaccine against coronavirus admissible from the viewpoint of the Sharia Law, said Ildar Alyautdinov, the Chief Imam of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 29, 2021, the SAM of Tatarstan asked the manufacturers of the Russian vaccines "Sputnik V" and "EpiVacCorona" against coronavirus to disclose the components thereof in order to test the drugs for halalism.

The Council of Ulemas of the Russian SAM has recognized the admissibility of using the "Sputnik V" vaccine from the viewpoint of the Sharia Law, said Ildar Khazrat Alyautdinov, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ulemas of the SAM of the Russian Federation, who is also the Chairman of the SAM of Moscow and the Chief Imam of the Moscow Cathedral Mosque.

On March 17, the Council of Ulemas had a sitting in Saransk, at which a fatwa on the "Sputnik V" vaccine was adopted, Imam Alyautdinov has added. "The very first point of the fatwa refers to the admissibility of using this vaccine from the viewpoint of the Sharia Law," the Imam told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 18, 2021 at 08:24 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Semyon Charny; Source: CK correspondent

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