09 April 2021

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan begins this evening and continues until the evening of 12 May or 13 May.

It will be followed by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

If you are not a Muslim but have friends or colleagues who are observing Ramadan, please bear in mind people are fasting from dawn until sunset every day during the month.

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Ramadan.

The British Islamic Medical Association has reviewed evidence from Islamic scholars and confirmed that having the COVID-19 vaccine does not invalidate the fast. In addition, the vaccine does not contain pork or other animal, foetal or alcohol products – this reflects the advice of the majority of Islamic scholars that it is permissible. 

Muslim NHS Professionals discuss the vaccine and Ramadan>>

Ramadan Health Factsheet for NHS Staff from the Muslim Council of Britain>>