Iranian senior cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makrem Shirazi highlighted the importance that Islam attaches to protecting one’s health.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iranian senior cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makrem Shirazi highlighted the importance that Islam attaches to protecting one’s health.
Speaking after receiving the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Qom, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said maintaining health is wajib (obligatory) in Islam.
It is also an act of worship just like saying daily prayers, the Shia source of emulation stated.
He said those who say they won’t inject the vaccine are not acting according to the logic of Islam.
The cleric urged everyone to act as doctors recommend and take the COVID vaccine to protect their health.
So far, more than 59.52 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, over 51.25 million have received the second dosage, and more than 5.92 million have been injected with the booster shots.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 279 million and the death toll has exceeded 5.41 million.