Can One Obtain a Vaccine Certificate without Being Vaccinated?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question

Can a person obtain a vaccination certificate to show proof before performing Hajj or Umrah without actually having had one?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

This would not be permitted. Being true and trustworthy is a foundational virtue of being a true believer. The Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him)was known as “The True and Trustworthy” (al-sadiq al-amin) even before Revelation.

The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) said, “There is no faith in one who isn’t trustworthy, and no religion in one who doesn’t uphold commitments.”

He is also reported to have said, “The believer may have any  traits–except deception and lying.” [Bazzar; Tabarani; others (with some weakness)]

We have also been commanded to obey the laws of the land and to fulfill our covenants and commitments.

Related:
47-Obligation of Honesty-Shaykh Sadullah Khan
Obeying the Law of the Land in the West
Welfare and Deception
Is It Okay To Take The Covid Vaccine?

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.