94z7z94z7z94z7z94z7z wrote

I disagree since we're speaking about a religion that literally tells its followers: "Make use of medical treatment, for God Almighty did not create an illness but that He made a cure for it - except for one disease (death)", and where medicine has been highly regarded as being a noble profession, and a communal obligation for the entire community to produce physicians, and one of the architects of the four orthodox schools of law in Islam named al-Shafi'i (9th century) lamented at his time how Muslims weren't as brilliant as others in the field of Medicine stating, "they lost the third of all knowledge, leaving it to the Jews and Christians", and said once, "I do not know of a more noble field after the one of the permissible and impermissible than medicine". Read as well this article: http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/medical-sciences-islamic-civilization


94z7z94z7z94z7z94z7z wrote

However, CNN Indonesia reported that a number of towns had already suspended the vaccine before the MUI even announced their decision.

Implying that it had nothing to do with MUI in the first place.

Fatwas are not legally binding in Indonesia, however declarations from the MUI are highly influential.

Those highly influential declarations contain that:

However, the fatwa also states that the use of the product will be allowed for the time being due to the lack of viable alternatives.