QUOTE: "Eat and drink of that which Allah has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth." - The Qur'an (2:60)
EXTRACT: "According to the Holy Qur'an, cheats who aim to ruin the health of others by their harmful practices should be put to death in public," he said in a Friday sermon at a Doha mosque.
Boycott of firms dealing in 'tainted' goods urged
Gulf Times (Qatar), 25 August 2007 [shortened]
PROMINENT scholar Ali Mohyeedin al-Qurradaghi has called upon dealers and consumers to boycott companies trading in tainted commodities and genetically modified foodstuff, saying that cheating in these goods is a 'crime against humanity' that should be strictly dealt with.
Al-Qurradaghi, a professor of Shariah at Qatar University, has also called for a stricter law and monitoring of the local market to deter companies dealing in foodstuff or commodities that can constitute a threat to health.
He also blamed the rise in cancer cases around the world on what he called 'commercial cheating', saying that those involved in such cheating should be punished as stated in the Holy Qur'an.
'According to the Holy Qur'an, cheats who aim to ruin the health of others by their harmful practices should be put to death in public,' he said in a Friday sermon at a Doha mosque.