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Muslim consumer

Fatwaa ID: 1285

Question:
ألسّـلام عليـكم و رحـمة اللّـه و بركـاتـه

Respected mufti saheb

A query
What is my responsibility as a Muslim consumer?

If we purchase an item from an establishment that openly supports lgbt… does that place us in the same category of people as the wife of LUT (AS).

  1. If we have previously bought items from a place that has now started supporting LGBT, should we discard those items or is it permissible to still keep / use them ?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. In principle, a buyer/consumer is not responsible for the unethical doings and choices of the seller. The onus of that is on the seller. Accordingly, the buyer will not be in the same category as one who supports the LGBTQ+ deviance if the seller supports them. However, if the consumers’ boycotting of the seller will make a difference, which is often the case, then that should be considered. One will be rewarded for that. One may consult the local scholars for details about this.
  2. No. You may keep and use the items you have purchased from such stores. They should not be discarded.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

11/22/1444 AH – 06/11/2023 CE | AML3-3436

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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