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Shaykh Muqbil bin Hādī on Contagion, Vaccination and Prevention of 'Transmission'

Posted by Abu Iyaad
Monday, Aug 07 2023
Filed under Miscellaneous

Shaykh Muqbil (رحمه الله) was asked about the issue of vaccination:


What is the ruling on what is called vaccination (taṭʿīm or talqīḥ) which is given to children so that they are not afflicted with specific diseases. Thereafter, what is the ruling on [preventive] treatment for a disease that has not occurred, and what is the ruling on treatment with poisons (toxins) and unlawful substances?

The Shaykh's answer:

So [with respect to] vaccination, it is better to leave it and to rely upon Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى), “And whoever places trust in Allāh, He will suffice him” (65:3). But it does not reach the level of unlawfulness because it is not [taken] for ending contagion.

As for contagion, then the scholars have differed regarding it. Among them is he who affirms it and among them is he who negates it, among them is he who affirms it through the decree of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).

But what is correct is that there is no contagion for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) says: “There is no contagion.”, and he also says: “Nothing transmits [what it has of illness] to anything else.”

However, this vaccination and what resembles it is from the angle of protection, and there is no harm in that if Allāh wills, it does not reach the level of unlawfulness and nor being dislikeable.

But whoever’s īmān is strong and relies upon Allāh, then that is better, [the ḥadīth], “Those who do not seek cauterization, nor harbour omens, but place reliance upon their Lord.”, this is what is best.

As for treatment with what is unlawful, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) says: “Take medical treatment, but do not seek it what [what is] unlawful.” And it has also come from him (صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Allāh has not put healing [of illnesses] for my ummah in what He made unlawful for it.”

And in relation to the last ḥadīth, it is to be investigated, if there is alcohol in it, or there are unlawful things in it, then treatment is not permissible with it, and let him rely upon Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى).

As for poisons [toxins], if they are [used] in amounts [appropriate] to the illness, it not being possible to end without it, and it does not affect the liver, and nor other [organs], then it [can be taken] according to need.

These also enter into the unlawful things, when they may perhaps affect [the patient] with other illnesses, then it is obligatory to abandon it, so this is an affair.

And another affair remains: The unlawful, when it undergoes transformation, then [the ruling of its] unlawfulness expires, such as the impurities which are burned, those which are in the lavatory or other than it, [they are set on fire] until they become dust.

These are dirty,impure, but when they set alight until they become dust, then there is nothing in them, and they have departed from their unlawfulness.

And the intoxicant [of alcohol], when it turns into vinegar, it is like [what was mentioned above]. And some of them have claimed consensus over the impurity of the intoxicant (khamr, alcohol, wine etc.).

But that which is apparent is that it is not impure. It is unlawful, but it is not impure, and not every unlawful [thing] is [at the same time] impure.


With respect to vaccination, when it is poison that is taken for immunity for the body?

The Shaykh's answer:

When it is a poison but it does not harm [the body or its organs], then if Allāh wills, there is no harm in this. And as has preceded, it is for the [purpose] of immunity and protection [i.e. from severe illness], it is not taken so that contagion does not occur.


01  The Shaykh (رحمه الله) outlined his view that it is better to leave off vaccination and he cited the ḥadīth regarding seeking cauterization, [ruqyah], and harbouring of omens. And while cauterization and ruqyah are from the means, it is from greater reliance and greater perfection in Tawḥīd to leave them and to maintain pure reliance, which is a superior means in itself in this view.

02  The Shaykh (رحمه الله) explained the differing that exists on the issue of contagion, its affirmation and negation, and stated that that which is correct is its negation, due to the explicit statements of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in that regard, that no entity transmits what it has to anything else and that there is no contagion. This is the view of many scholars both past and contemporary, from them Shaykh Muḥammad Amān al-Jāmī (رحمه الله) and Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Luḥaydān (رحمه الله).

This is a factual reality, that no one transmits his or her instance of illness to anyone else, as entities do not transmit their own temporal states (أعراض), among which are illnesses, to other entities. Rather, every instance of illness in a plant, animal or human is a fresh creation of that instance through the sum of its causes at the appointed time and place.

For this reason, speaking of "contagion" and "transmission" as an explanation for the fresh creation of disease instances within herds and populations is from the affairs of Jāhiliyyah that this ummah will never abandon.

See related: Four Affairs of Jāhiliyyah That People Will Not Leave: Including Claims of Disease 'Transmission' and 'Contagion' and numerous other articles on negation of contagion.

For a good, simple explanation of this matter of "transmission", refer to our quenching of thirst analogy.

03  The Shaykh (رحمه الله) explained that vaccination is taken for prevention of illness from occurring, and so long as it is done for this reason and not for stopping contagion [because it is negated], then there is no harm in that.

And the elaboration of that is as follows:

The basic idea prior to vaccination was that if you take small amounts of things like alcohol, or poison (such as arsenic and the likes), it will allow you to tolerate higher amounts and thus you will not get intoxicated easily, or become ill through poisoning very easily.

This is extended to the idea of disease which is that if you experience a mild form of a disease you will become “immune” from severe disease, or may not display any outward symptoms of disease at all. There are some observations to explain the error in this thinking, but this is not a place to discuss theories of disease. However, you can read this entry for some brief details.

Nevertheless, if this is the purpose behind vaccination, then the Shaykh has explained this is permissible, there is no harm in it.

However, as the notion of contagion is negated and invalidated, then it would not be correct to extend the purpose behind taking vaccination to include prevention of alleged contagion, because this is textually negated by the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Thus, this action (with this intention) amounts to superstition, which is acting upon errors in belief regarding causality.

Further, vaccination does not prevent any alleged contagion in any case, as is empirically established and known, these are the false claims of the disbelievers within their materialist pseudosciences and enterprises of fraud such as Darwinian virology.

Vaccinated people routintely fall ill from the disease they were supposed to have been “immunized” against and outbreaks of disease arise in highly-vaccinated populations. Also, vaccines did not eradicate so-called "infectious" diseases, this is a 20th century myth having no basis in reality, and is nothing but marketing propaganda.

Note: When the germ-theory vaccinologists claim that their vaccines are for "protection", they do not mean from infection, transmission or contagion. They are speaking of their scientifically unproven theory (belief) that their vaccine juice is going to protect from severe disease and death, though they leave people to falsely believe that the juice is also going to prevent infection, transmission and contagion. The claim that not taking the vaccine juice would be the cause of a person to succumb to disease is not verifiable.

04  The Shaykh (رحمه الله) also outlined the guiding principle, similar to what other scholars have pointed out, such as Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn (رحمه الله) that if the risks and harms outweigh the benefits, it would not be permissible to use the medication or treatment.

Here, Shaykh Muqbil explained that if the poison harms vital organs such as the liver (others include the kidneys, and the heart), then it should not be taken. Many synthetic drugs do act as poisons of sorts, or have detrimental consequences upon vital organs. When they are known to generate other illnesses then it would be from the unlawful things and it would be obligatory to abandon it.

05  Shaykh Muqbil (رحمه الله) then explained the issue of transformation (الاستحالة) wherein the ruling upon a thing expires or ends when it undergoes transformation, and he gave the example of filth (faeces) turning into dust through burning and alcohol turning into vinegar. He also explained the correct ruling upon alcohol, that as a substance, it is not impure, even if its ruling is that it is unlawful.

06  Finally, in response to the question of vaccination, which involves introducing poison (toxins, adjuvants, foreign organic material) into the blood and tissue, and it being taken for immunity to disease, the Shaykh explained that so long as it does not harm the body, then it is fine, but it is only for this purpose and should not be for the purpose of preventing the alleged contagion, meaning stopping any alleged "transmission", as that is false, and is negated.

The Shaykh spoke insightfully given the following realities:

Related article: British Medical Journal (BMJ): Will Covid-19 Vaccines Save Lives? "None of the trials currently under way are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospital admissions, use of intensive care, or deaths. Nor are the vaccines being studied to determine whether they can interrupt transmission of the virus."

Related video: Pfizer Director Admits in EU Parliament 'Vaccine' Was Not Tested for Preventing Transmission.. Dutch MEP Rob Roos forces Pfizer Director to make a stunning admission, rendering all claims of "stopping the spread" and "preventing transmission" to be cheap lies.

Related video: In the Australian Parliament: Disastrous Failure of 'Vaccines' to Stop the Alleged 'Spread'. Senator Gerard Rennick exposes distastrous failure of 'vaccines' which did not stop the spread and caused more injuries than all other vaccines combined since 1971.

Related video: Dr. Paul Marik Explains a Trail of Lies Told About the 'Vaccine' Including the Lie of Preventing Transmission.. They've lied about everything. They told us the shot would stay in the arm. That's completely false. They told us the shot would prevent transmission which is not true.

Related article: Vaccine developer gives evidence in court, vaccine would not stop "transmission". An Adelaide vaccine developer has told a court "even a completely vaccinated workplace" would not stop the transmission of COVID-19 in the unfair dismissal case of former Channel 9 presenter Warren Tredrea. The former Port Adelaide captain is claiming he was unfairly dismissed by the network after he refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and is seeking almost $6 million in lost wages.

Related article: FDA: Vaccines Don't Have to Prevent Infection or Transmission. It is almighty strange that even when the FDA informs the world that "Vaccines do not require demonstration of the prevention of infection or transmission", people still believe that these vaccines are for the purpose of "preventing transmission."

And dozens more resources could be added here...

07  This is concrete evidence that harsh vaccination policies implemented by almost all nations in the world were completely futile, were not based on any science—only media fearmongering and propaganda—and amount to nothing but raw superstition upon the view of Shaykh Muqbil and many other scholars who negate contagion. Meaning, taking vaccination with the intent of preventing the alleged contagion. This view is proven correct by both textual evidences and wordly realities.

As for those who claim that this vaccination is "from the means" for preventing "transmission" or "contagion", they are horribly wrong, and after knowledge of the above evidences and realities is made clear, it is either sheer embarassment or pure arrogance that prevents them from acknowledgeing their error and the fact that they were misled.

Those among the people of disbelief who exaggerate in contagion to sell injections, make it clear—when they are made to testify in law courts that is—that their injections are never tested for "preventing transmission" and that even 100% vaccination rates would not "prevent transmission". The public is left to assume and believe that vaccines are developed to prevent "transmission" and will do so.

Now, when the above speech of Shaykh Muqbil (رحمه الله) is about vaccination, that one must not take it for the purpose of preventing contagion (as that is negated and false), then it would apply even more so to the superstition of social distancing by six feet among healthy disease-free people and the superstition of the healthy wearing masks to avoid catching or transmitting imaginary Darwinian viruses which exist only as fabricated genetic sequences in computer software programs, having no physical reality.[1]

Related video: Dr. Paul Alexander (former HHS Department Official): "I asked (CDC Director) Dr. Redfield about the science the CDC used to make six feet social distancing rules etc... He said there is no science, we made it up." Watch the video clip here.

Related article: Study finds mask wearing likely makes 'little or no difference' regarding flu transmission. “Research from a group of international doctors analyzed nearly 80 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and found that ‘physical interventions’ to prevent respiratory transmission, such as masks, likely made ‘little or no difference.’”

08  We praise and thank Allāh (عز وجل) in that He places truth upon the tongues of scholars who are deeply-rooted in knowledge and who, without having to be versed in worldly sciences, or directly experiencing events, are able to speak—due to the truth and wisdom they have acquired from Prophetic sciences—insightful words of truth that are in accord with factual realities.

The same can be said of Shaykh al-Albānī (رحمه الله), who although affirming contagion, while speaking of doctors not shaking hands, explained the limits beyonds which taking precaution becomes nothing but whisperings and superstition. He stated that the Muslim physicians of today have followed the ways of the first Jāhiliyyah by imitating the disbelievers in these affairs.

09  In closing, discussing these views of the scholars and preferring views which are closer to both Sharīʿah proofs and factual realities, and greater in affirmation and preservation of the Tawḥīd of the Messengers and presenting evidences for their truthfulness, while exposing the lies and deceptions of the disbelievers, their crass pseudosciences and their evil agendas—all through the speech of the scholars of the Muslims—[while at the same time calling to compliance with guidelines and policies which are disputed and lacking evidence, in observance of the Sunnah, in observance of order and unity, and despite hardships, and despite the knowledge that some of these policies have no evidence or scientific basis] does not mean that one has accused other scholars of not knowing “fiqh al-wāqiʿ” upon the way of the Quṭbiyyah and Surūriyyah and has followed the way of ʿAmr bin ʿUbayd al-Muʿtazilī in reviling the scholars of the Sunnah.

Rather, these are affairs in which there are both religious and worldly differences. There were differences between Muslim nations (Pakistan rejected lockdowns) and likewise difference among scholars of various Muslim nations. Scholars of some Muslim countries (Mauritania) wrote advice to their health authorities and the government advising them that coercing people with Covid-19 injections is a violation of the Sharīʿah, and that they must pay compensation to those injured by them.

Thus, accusing and defaming people by ascribing to them the intent and way of the likes of ʿAmr bin ʿUbayd al-Muʿtazilī is twisting the reality and amounts to gross slander. It can even be said that it ventures into the arena of tabdīʿ (declaring people innovators).

So while we have to respect the decisions and policies of each Muslim country, and likewise, what is said by the scholars of each Muslim country, so long as one calls to obedience and compliance in observance of the Sunnah, there is no room or angle for accusing people with such mighty accusations just because they reject, from a knowledge-point of view, and upon firm evidence, speculative theories of disease and baseless, unproven measures.

Read also: Advice Regarding Hardships During Lockdowns

1. "Viruses" are an incorrect label for either what the body expels of cell debris and genetic fragments through the execution of healing and regenerative processes, or the vesicles and proteins that serve as detergents or soaps to clear out dead cells. Viral contagion theory, inseparable from Darwinian evolution, is not required to explain the occurrence of epidemics among populations, and the theory itself has no scientific basis, as it is not demonstrated by the application of the scientific method. Rather, it was empirically falsified in the early 20th century by extensive, real life, genuine experiments. However, due to its utility in generating fear and maintaining markets for serums and injections, the money-power propped up this pseudoscience which from the 1950s has relied upon sleight of hand trickery which we have discussed in detail elsewhere. For something very brief, refer to What Virologists Do and the History of Virology.

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