The Response of the Muslim Community to the MUI Fatwa Regarding the Covid 19 Vaccine

  • Fatimah Zuhrah BRIN
  • Budi Juliandi IAIN Langsa
  • Saifuddin Herlambang IAIN Pontianak


The MUI fatwa related to vaccinations promoted by the government in handling the Covid-19 pandemic was responded to differently in the Muslim community. There are still groups of people who refuse vaccination, and this is a crucial issue that has not been resolved. This study aims to see the paradoxical response of the community to the MUI fatwa regarding vaccination. With the focus of the study on the response of the Muslim community to the vaccination fatwa. In particular, this paper would like to explain that the vaccination fatwa issued by the MUI was responded to by the public by rejecting, negotiating and accepting the vaccination fatwa. With a qualitative approach, data collection is done by interview and documentation. The community's response to rejection takes the form of neglect and coercion. The community's rejection factor is because they think vaccines contain haram elements, cause disease and death, and compulsion due to government policies that make it difficult for people to access those who are not vaccinated. Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine began to grow after the high mortality rate that occurred in Indonesia and other countries in the world. This condition is also supported by the government which intensively disseminates the importance of vaccines. In addition, vaccine acceptance is also caused by the involvement of public figures, politicians and influencers who campaign for their photos on social media after vaccination. While the community's response to negotiations means accepting or rejecting the MUI fatwa regarding the covid vaccine, because there are conditions. Demands for Work and Public Access (BLT assistance, Transportation Access, Mall/Business The community chooses to accept with conditions and an interest in work/business and assistance in the form of social assistance and other government funds.

How to Cite
ZUHRAH, Fatimah; JULIANDI, Budi; HERLAMBANG, Saifuddin. The Response of the Muslim Community to the MUI Fatwa Regarding the Covid 19 Vaccine. International Conference on Law, Technology, Spirituality and Society (ICOLESS), [S.l.], v. 2, p. 32-41, dec. 2022. ISSN 2828-111X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 05 mar. 2024.