Fatwas given by Islamic Scholars on the Boycott of Israel

"The least effort we could make ... is to boycott all those who support the enemy ... 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" Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadhlullah (Lebanon)

purchase of any item which helps strengthen Zionism is not permissible ..."
Imam Syed Ali Khamenei (Islamic Republic
of Iran)

"Each riyal, dirham …etc. used to buy their goods eventually
becomes bullets to be fired at the hearts of brothers and children in
For this reason, it is an obligation not to help them (the
enemies of Islam) by
buying their goods. To buy their goods is to support
tyranny, oppression and
Shaykh Yusuf Al Qaradawi
(Egypt /

"It is not permissible for a Muslim to buy products of the countries that are in a state of war with Islam and Muslims, for example, Israel" Ayatullah as-Sayyid Ali as-Seestani (Iraq)

We must all be united against the aggressors. We are united
in Islam, including unity of belief in the Shari`ah, unity of belief in the Qiblah, and also
united in pain and hope. As Allah Almighty says: "Verily this Ummah of yours is one Ummah." (Qur'an,
What else can I do to help?
1. Tell Others
Its essential that
others know about the boycott and specifically which companies to boycott.

2. Write Letters
a boycott to be effective, it must be followed up with a letter writing campaign
to inform the companies that we are boycotting their products until they stop
collaborating with Israel.

3. Picket
Picketing is a form of public protest
and aims to draw attention to the realities of Palestinian suffering by exposing
those that help to sustain it.

4. Other
The boycott of Israel is much more than just an
economic boycott. Support the sports and cultural boycotts.

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