I will be travelling soon and therefore I need to have a meningitis vaccination injection. I can only do this whilst I am fasting. Is it allowed?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
A fast is broken when a substance with a discernible body reaches the digestive system via the natural openings of the body like the mouth, rectum, nose etc.
The above does not take place in meningitis injections. Therefore, it is permissible to be vaccinated by means of injections whilst fasting.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,