Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah said:


Oh virtuous Shaikh, what is your opinion about spreading the idea of boycotting products and consumer goods and the products of America in order to contribute to the decline of their economy due to their activities and satanic position against the Muslims?


Buy what is permissible for you and leave what Allah prohibited for you.

[Liqaa Bab al-Maftooh no. 64]

The Permanent Committee said:

It is allowed to buy the permissible products whatever their origin as long as the ruler has not ordered the boycotting of something of them for the benefit of Islam and the Muslims. This is because the origin of buying and selling is permissible as Allah, the Exalted said. And the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam bought from the Jews.

[Fatwa no. 21776]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

Only if the Muslim country boycotts Israel’s products, then it can be acceptable. It is the right of the government.

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmi rahimahullah said:

“If it is said: It is obligatory to boycott the products of the Jews, the state of Israel, then this is acceptable because it is a country at war. The state of Saudi has announced the boycott of Israel and the remaining Arabic country also since a long time from what I know. What is apparent is that they are continuing upon that”.


This does not apply to us though

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan