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Saturday, April 08, 2006

It seems boycotts are pretty lame

Who invented them?
What are the goals of such boycotts?
Why bother?

If you read Minhaj as-Sunnah by Shaikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah you find that boycotting first came about int he time of the Umawy Empire, the Rawafidh brought it about due to their extreme hate of Yazeed bin Mu`awiyah, they used to boycott the wells he dug for the masses, as well as boycotting some good that would come from the Shaam region (Modernday Jordan/Syria/Lebanon/Palestine) of Arabia, since the people of Shaam showed open alliegence to Yazeed.

It seems these boycotters think that the Kuffar will stop bothering Muslims because the Muslims will not by their products. But if one was to investigate, they’de find that it’s Muslim Businessmen that lose large amounts of money due to the fact that they have binding contracts as agents of the Boycotted Company in their country. So, essentially, the Muslim Businessmen lose tons and tons of lost sales, while the Original Boycotted Company just decreases production or diverts products to another Consumer Country… who’s the winner… who’s the loser?

Why bother? I haven’t the slightest clue, perhaps it’s so all these lame people who are SO far from their Religion can experience a temporary High, while they think they are helping Islam by not eating a certain type of Cheese or Drink, rather than practising the tennets of their Beautiful Religion (?)

posted by Abu Miftah at 9:59 PM | Permalink |


  • At 4:06 PM, May 28, 2006, Anonymous Yamen

    Well Mr. Abu Miftah,

    I've finally had the time to scrutinize your blog..

    I thought you were going to link me! HAH, kalam bidoon fi3il! :P

    As for Boycotts, I agree they're futile. But the first boycott wasn't with the Umawis, it was at the time of the Prophet (PBUH) when the first wave of Muslims in Mecca started gaining prominence. The Qurashis boycotted the Muslims and those protecting them from trade, marriage, and interaction. Eventually this failed, and life returned to the status quo, but that is the oldest I know of.

    Great stuff so keep it coming, also, I may need your help with contact info and application process for your university, numerous American here need a hookup there and you immediately came to mind.