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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

Pages :   494-495

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Resistance to Polio Vaccination in Some Muslim Communities and the Actual Islamic Perspectives – A Critical Review



Address:   Sarfraz Ahmed1, Nor Hayati Othman1, Siti Amrah Sulaiman1, Rao US Mahadeva2, Nordin S2, Atif Amin Baig2
1School of Medical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia.
2Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kampus Kota Jalan Sultan Mahmud, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
Polio vaccination crusade by World Health Organization (WHO) to annihilate the polio from the kyte of world aspiringly has been fruitful; however, there seems some disagreement and hullabaloos by some Muslim communities especially in four countries viz., Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan and India. This hostility has numerous factors involved but the snogging one is the orthodox aptitude towards the polio vaccination drives. In this article, the dispute adjoining the vaccination program against polio by some Muslim groups has been discussed manipulating the views of religious opponents and finally the views of well known religious intellectuals supporting vaccination as a” legalized act” in Islam. In a peer look to reach final; it was concluded that Islam never favors such acts having vital trepidations about humanity and children health. Further, recommendations and suggestions have also been discussed in this article to sojourn these further humdrum embargoes by such groups to save children lives.
KEYWORDS:
Polio vaccination; Muslim communities; World Health Organization.
Cite:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Nor Hayati Othman, Siti Amrah Sulaiman, Rao US Mahadeva, Nordin S, Atif Amin Baig. Resistance to Polio Vaccination in Some Muslim Communities and the Actual Islamic Perspectives – A Critical Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(4): April, 2014; Page 494-495.
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