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Letters Islamic Medical Association

Some light on Islam and medical practices

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 04 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6136
  1. Imran Mahmud, academic foundation year 1 doctor1
  1. 1Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  1. imran.mahmud{at}

Regarding your recent article on the Islamic Medical Association,1 I would like to shed light on an alternative Islamic viewpoint on the permissibility of vaccines and drugs containing gelatine derived from porcine products.

Islam, unlike many other “organised” religions, has no organised central clergy, …

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