Love and loyalty for Muslims only
Fatwa No: 1724


There is a cooperative society in which Muslim and Hindu bakeries sell their bread. We used to only buy bread from the Arabs. The society directors stopped dealing with Muslim bakeries and contracted with the Hindus. Although we objected, they ignored us. Are we permitted to buy from a bakery which is owned by a Hindu?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.


May Allaah The Almighty reward you for objecting  against the owners' decision of  giving  priority to Hindu bakeries over the Muslims. A Muslim's love, support and loyalty must be for Muslims only. On the other hand a Muslim must declare full detachment from polytheists. Moreover,  a Muslim must support the products from Muslims so that  their economy grows stronger.

A Muslim also has to boycott the products of the disbelievers, unless they are urgently needed. In fact, such an action evolves around the concept of  loyalty to Muslims and detachment from disbelievers that is a  fundamental Islamic belief.

However, there is  no harm  in buying such bread as long as it is the only kind available. The  Prophet dealt with non-Muslims in matters pertaining to buying and selling.

Allaah Knows best.

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