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Friday, June 5, 2009

NIKE Fatwa

In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Dear Muslims, one question – would you wear the following two t-shirts? “Absolutely not!”- everyone would say. The reason is obvious; the following two t-shirts have the images of the deities of other religions on them. No true Muslim would ever wear them.

Unfortunately there are millions (yes millions) of Muslims who are wearing similar t-shirts with a particular deity (as a word and as a symbol) imprinted on their clothes, shoes, bags… you name them.

And that deity’s name is “Nike” the Greek female god of victory.

The well-known shoe and sports equipment company Nike, Inc. is named after the Greek female god Nike, who represents victory and strength.
In Greek mythology, Nike (Greek: Νίκη , meaning Victory), was a female god who personified triumph throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture. She is known as the Winged Goddess of Victory.

Female God of Victory - Nike (Statue)
Swoosh in the Nike company logo represents the wing of this above female god. And the name “Nike” is the personal name of this female god.
For this reason, wearing Nike products is prohibited for Muslims. Muslims are encouraged to wear other sports companies’ products that have no religious significance in their logo and company name.

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