Discussion in 'Tasawwuf / Adab / Akhlaq' started by Madani, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. Madani

    Madani Active Member

    why dont we all grow beards and wear imamas and follow the sunnah out of love for the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wassalam
  2. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    Salam Alaikum:

    I would like to ask the rulings in regards to the boycott of israeli/danish goods.

    People forward all sorts of emails with the "If you love the Prophet... " comments (sal Allahu 'alaihi wa 'ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam).

    I have a few questions regarding such boycotts.

    1) What are the rulings of the contemporary senior Sunni scholars regarding such boycotts?

    Of course, even if they don't hurt the kuffaar materially, at least they give us the real/perceived sense of doing something out of 'Ishq-e-Rasool and may Allah elevate us all in the love of His Habib. Aameen bi jaahi nabiyyihil ameen.

    I am not opposing these boycotts, regardless if they achieve a material aim or not, as I fear for opposing the love of the Prophet (Allah elevate and raise his ranks and bless him and his family and companions and grant them peace).

    I would just like to know the fiqh rulings and hikmah's and explanations and see them in conjunction with the "If you love the Prophet... " kind of comments.

    2) We common folk only think about food items mainly (at least going by the email forwards I get) or a few minor consumer products like shampoos and soaps. We forget that these people have a bunch of other industries they dominate and we take their technology from. Banking is a major example in the case of israelis and jews, along with engineering from Europe, the media and advertising industry, and so on.

    Whether we like it or not, anything thats connected to any DUNYAWI cause, IS one way or another connected to/supporting the enemies of Islam (financially), be it your favorite premier league club, or industries like media, entertainment, banking, insurance, consumer products and so on. So boycotting one industry and not doing so (out of ignorance or inability) to the other doesn't make it a boycott, does it?

    3) Kuffaar really are one nation. So if we boycott israel, but buy US goods or what ever, we are still de facto supporters of their businesses and interests. Even if we boycott danish products, but buy stuff from other nations in the EU that whole heartedly support it, once again, we are still de facto buyers or promoters of their businesses.

    So my question is, do they really hurt them and do we really achieve any of our spiritual or material objectives through them?


    Once again, hasha lillaah, I am not against love of the Blessed Imam al-Anbiyaa; may Allah take my soul away before I even think of opposing the love of the Prophet, sal Allahu 'alaihi wa 'ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.

    I'm just wondering how much of our effort is redundant, spiritually for our growth in imaan, or materially in terms of striking the kuffaar on their finances.

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