[Audience Question 2]Do you think that what has already been done by Muslims and by Scholars is enough? And do youthink that they have acted in a manner that is pleasing to God?[Habib Ali Al-Jifri responds]
No, I don’t think any of us have done enough. I am not talking on behalf of Muslim scholars or anyoneelse, but I myself, personally, don’t think I have done enough and what I am trying to do is catch up withwhat I think I have fallen short in and do the best I can. I advise the person who asked this question toalso think in the same way.If each of us just sits on our laurels and thinks that the leaders will do it or the politicians, theeconomists or anyone else are going to do it, then nothing is going to happen.It is going to be like the account given in the Qur
n of the people who turned to Moses and said to himwhen they were about to enter a place where there was an army waiting for them, they said to theProphet
‘Go with your Lord and fight them. We will stay here and wait’
.I have been saying from the beginning that each one of us should take his role and do his role properly.And that not doing so is falling short in oneself and not carrying your responsibility, as too, is going toexcess and doing something wrong. That doesn’t serve anything.
[Audience Question 3]Is a British Muslim allowed to defend this country i.e. Britain if it is attacked from outside?[Habib Ali Al-Jifri responds]
The question isn’t whether it is allowed; it is incumbent upon you and you have to defend this countryagainst someone who aggresses against it. And my answer is also to both a Muslim and a non-Muslim, if it is your country that did the aggression then you shouldn’t help it in its aggression, you shouldn’tpartake in any act of aggression. Fuad is saying that is what you call
[Audience Question 4]Is it right to boycott certain Israeli products?