firstname.lastname@example.org | 21.08.2003 11:27 | World
In his fatwa to all the Muslims of the world, Sayyed Mohammad Hussein
Fadlallah calls for a boycott of all American companies.
Allah The Most Exalted has ordained that every Muslim should care
about the affairs of all other Muslims and defend their causes by
all possible means in order to preserve their strength and dignity.
The Prophet Mohammad (P)says:
"Whosoever does not care about Muslims' affairs is not a Muslim"
Thus Islam is an intellectual, emotional and practical state in
the Muslim's personality that interacts with Muslims' affairs at
all levels and therefore we cannot be indifferent to their causes.
The Prophet (P) also said:
"Whosoever hears Muslims calling for help without answering that
call is not a Muslim."
And this implies that answering a Muslims' calls for help, either
as an individual or as a community, is an integral part of Islam,
an Islam that would be lost to any Muslim who did not answer such
The Prophet Mohammad (P) also said:
"Whoever sees a wrong he should change it with his hand but if he
can't with his tongue and if he can't then in his heart which is
the weakest sign of faith."
You all know what happened to our brothers in Palestine. Their
lands were occupied, they were thrown out of their country,
their women, children and elderly were killed, their homes were
destroyed and bombed and the Aqsa Mosque has been profaned and there
are plans to destroy it. They are fighting the enemy and confronting
it with nothing but their bare flesh, stones and light arms. They are
defending themselves, their families, livelihood, land and independence.
They have been crying out for international protection and support
from the Muslim states and peoples. Some of these states that reconciled
with the enemy did not even decide to boycott the enemy politically or
even to withdraw their ambassadors.
They found it sufficient to join the Organization of the Islamic
Conference in its condemnation and protest with no political consequences.
They are all afraid of America who supports the enemy with all its
political, military and economic might. They even prevent the Security
Council and all the states under their influence from condemning the
brutal crimes of "Israel".
The least effort we could make in order to defend Muslims against the
political, economic and military wrongs and aggression is to boycott
all those who support the enemy and who maintain its expansion and
Especially the United States of America which is the biggest enemy
of all Muslims. We should boycott American goods whenever possible
and you should boycott all "Israeli" goods as well as all the
companies that help "Israeli" companies financially. You should also
put pressure on your governments to stop putting funds into American
banks, as they will be used to support "Israel".
All Muslims remember Allah saying:
"Your nation is but one"
And also saying:
"All believers are brothers"
In addition the Prophet(P) said:
"A Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslims. He does not wrong him,
surrender him (to the enemy) or let him down".
Allah The Most Exalted wants you to be dignified strong and free and
this cannot be achieved other than by taking a free and strong stand
that emphasizes the unity of the nation and its effectiveness in all
its great causes through a Jihad at all levels by sacrificing one's
life, one's work, one effort or at the very least one's material comfort.