Islamic Ethical Perspectives on Vaccination: The Interplay of Science and Religion in the Age of COVID-19

By the end of 2020, a new hope was born to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. People worldwide started thinking about what course of action would work for them. Should they accept the vaccine? Or should they not? Some people’s hesitancy stemmed from religious grounds, and Muslims were no exception in this regard. In this article, I argue that understanding that the interplay of religion and science is crucial in addressing the phenomenon of vaccination hesitancy. Additionally, the article examines some of the less-highlighted issues in the moral discourse on COVID-19 vaccines.

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