Metro Detroit Muslim community leaders say COVID vaccine is OK to get during Ramadan

DETROIT – There were concerns about whether or not the COVID vaccine would break the rules of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

Imad Hamad is a longtime member of the Islamic Center of Detroit and a leader in Metro Detroit’s Muslim community. Hamad is trying to get the message across that the COVID-19 vaccine is okay during Ramadan.

During Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast all day and can only eat at sunset. But Muslim community leaders like imams and scholars say the vaccine has no nutritional value.

Dawud Walid is the executive director of the American-Islamic Relations Council. He will get his second dose during Ramadan and said that Muslims who get the shot during Ramadan do not have to catch up for days.

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