Fatwa

Boycotting Products Manufactured by Non-Muslims – Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen

Boycotting Products Manufactured by Non-Muslims¹

(Shaykh Muhammad Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen)

Question:

There is a drink called “Cola” that is supposedly produced by a Jewish
company. What is the ruling of consuming this drink or of selling it? Is this considered cooperating in something that is sin and transgression?

Answer:

You have never heard that the prophet ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) used to buy food from
a Jewish man to feed his family?! He died while his shield was pawned to this Jewishman.2 You have never heard that the messenger ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) used to accept gifts the Jews?!3

If we are going to go so far as to say this, then let us not overlook
something even more obvious: we use automobiles that are manufactured by Jewish companies. There are other beneficial products made only by them…4

Footnote:

1 This fatwā was taken from a book titled al-Fatāwā al-Shar’iyyah fī al-Qaḍāyā al-‘Aṣriyyah, a collection of various
rulings compiled by Muhammad Ibn Fahd al-Husayn.
2 This is mentioned in the hadīth recorded by al-Bukhārī (no. 2068) and Muslim (no. 4090).
3 This is mentioned in the hadīth recorded by al-Bukhārī (no. 5777).
4 Taken from: “al-Bāb al-Maftūh” (no. 61-70, pg. 95)

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