Question: Is it permissible to buy goods from companies that allocate part of their profits to supporting Israel?
Answer: We do not allow that.
Wow. I wonder how they feel about the Harper Government;)
It is found on the center’s links page under the heading “Fiqh for the West were – Ayatollah Sistani In Persian – English” which takes you directly to Ayatollah Sistani’s web site and his rules for Muslims living in the West. The Q&A cited above appears in “A Code of Practice For Muslims in the West : Work & investment » Questions and Answers“. A few other doozies accompany it. Imagine the fun you could have with the Human Rights Commissions in Canada with these babies:
Question: A Muslim builder or contractor is approached for building a place of worship for non-Muslims in a non-Muslim country. Is it permissible for him to accept that job?
Answer: It is not permissible because it involves promoting the false religions.
Question: A Muslim calligrapher is approached for preparing a billboard promoting intoxicanting drinks, or for an all-night dance party, or for a restaurant that serves pork. Is it permissible for him to accept these jobs?
Answer: It is not permissible because it involves advertising indecent acts and promoting immorality
Maybe Egale will jump on that second one;)
From the comments: “The 2009 charity return (Schedule 6: Detailed transactions) contains at least one number that breaks charity law.
Scedule 6 says is that this “charity” spent zero dollars on “charitable activities” (line 5000). So I will be sending an official complaint to the CRA on this. Charities should spend about 80% or more of their tax-receiptasble revenues on charitiy work. This group took in $48,817 in such revenues — yet nothing was spent on charitable activities.
Also, this group has $120,000+ in short term cash and other liquid assets: high numbers for an group of this size.”