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    I received an email today from a Muslim friend that stated that Allah's name had been written on Nike shoes.
    Someone please clarify:
    1. Is this an old issue
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    Re: Writting Allah's name on items

    Oh yeap i also recieved mail from one of my friend ....
    as i pasting some of piks here;

    FORWARDED AS A DUTY


    Love our Prophet (P.B.U.H) then please never ever purchase Nike products and also never drink Coca Cola. Allah will sure bless our deeds. Lets be united now, if not then we will always be defamed and abused this way.
    I am one of the large numbers of Muslims who were hurt by Nike's ad which shows Muslims prostrating to a woman in one of their brand jeans. I will remind you of what the Company Nike did to Muslims when they portray the name of Allah on one of their sports shoes. The Result was that Malaysia , Indonesia and the Gulf states including Saudi Arabia stopped importing Nike products. If you look carefully you will find That it was after that incident that Nike began to report earnings less than expected on the Wall Street which caused their stock price to tumble. The stock price has not Recovered yet. Check it for yourselves. I am emailing this letter to as many Muslims I Can. Thank you for reading this letter.

    Oh O Pictures are not save here...

    Anybdy tell me..How could i paste pictures in my post???
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    Re: Writting Allah's name on items

    Quote Originally Posted by saba muslimah View Post
    Oh yeap i also recieved mail from one of my friend ....
    as i pasting some of piks here;



    Oh O Pictures are not save here...

    Anybdy tell me..How could i paste pictures in my post???
    Yes it's the same email and I too could not add the pictures that were in the mail. Could you clarify why this is so unacceptable or is the whole idea of using Allah's name as a lable?
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Greetings.

    I have took the statement from the mazagine called Al-Mu'min mazagine.

    Many Muslims wear various different garments and shoes with the famous Nike emblem on it. However, the name and portrait of Nike is much more then just a sports label.

    Nike is the Greek name of the goddess of victory according to the pagan Greek religion. Nike was represented in art as a small figure carried by the hands of its divinities. Nike, called victory by the Romans is generally represented as a winged woman. Her functions referred to success not only in war but also in all other undertakings.
    (Britannia Encyclopaedia under Nike page 709/ Dictionary of Mythology page, 176)

    The appearance of Nike with its trademark symbol portrays Shirk with ALLAH. Many Muslims wear Nike garments and stand in front of ALLAH in salaah, not realising the ploy of this brand.
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    The sign of NIKE (tick) or a word NIKE printed on T-****s & Caps. Should muslims avoid purchasing & wearing the types of Stuffs. As if listen from many people that "It is Shirk" & it means I obey any other GOD (than Allah) (Nauzubillah) Please provide me brief answer & the history of Nike (if it is Truth).

    Praise be to Allaah.

    This well known registered trademark, Nike, which may be the most well known of sporting brands in the world, bears the name of the Greek goddess of victory. The founders of this company who chose this name were Philip Knight and Bill Bowerman. They chose this name as a symbol of good luck and hope of victory for sportsmen who wore this brand and propagate the symbol of this god.

    This is something well known that is stated in encyclopaedias. See Wikipedia.org on the internet. In an article on this topic in the well-known al-Mawrid dictionary it says:

    Nike was the god of victory among the ancient Greeks, who was usually presented in the form of a winged maiden, carrying a crown in one hand and a palm branch in the other. End quote.

    Al-Mawrid Qamoos Ingleezi ‘Arabi (p. 613)

    We find the same information in a book called al-Mu’taqadaat al-Deeniyyah ‘inda al-Shu’oob, ed. by Geoffrey Barrinder, which was published in Arabic in Silsilat ‘Aalam al-Ma’rifah, no. 173, p. 409.

    Thus it is clear that it is not permissible for the Muslim to wear this symbol or to imitate those who wear it. The Muslim believes in the Oneness of Allaah (Tawheed) and believes that victory, help and strength come from Him alone. Wearing this symbol is contrary to his belief and faith. If he has no option but to buy the products of this company, then at least he should erase their symbol and name so that it is not on his chest, foot or neck. Thus his religious commitment will be safe as will his belief (‘aqeedah).

    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    With regard to images, such as images which appear on clothes for adults and children, they are the same: it is not permissible for a person to wear anything with pictures on it, or to dress his children, boys and girls alike, in anything that has pictures on it.

    With regard to words written on garments, such as “I am a Christian” on a sweater, or “I am a Jew” or “Christian” or “sexual fluid” or “the gushing water of man” or writing the symbol for Venus, which is a symbol for immoral actions, and also writing “the ancient Greek god of love” or “alcoholic drink” or the name of a man and woman, or “Christmas” – all of these are unacceptable.

    What matters is that we are a Muslim people, and what we must do is boycott these clothes. We should also write to the Ministry of Trade, reminding them to fear Allaah, and tell them: You must be very careful about such things that are imported to our market.

    Subhan Allaah, a Muslim boy or girl with the words “I am a Christian” or “I am a Jew” written on their clothes! Don’t we understand? Are we sheep? Subhaan Allaah, we should be one ummah. If the people in charge are heedless of this and are unaware of it, we should write to them and point it out and send examples of these clothes. That has to do with those who are in charge. As for the rest of us, we should advise them and explain this matter to them. If we do that we will have discharged our duty, and they will be responsible before Allaah.

    “The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

    89. Except him who brings to Allaah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaaq (hypocrisy)]”

    [al-Shu’ara’ 26:88-89]

    Woe to them, for they have betrayed the trust and fallen short in taking care of their flock, so the ummah will be their opponents on the Day of Resurrection.

    As for us, what we must do is boycott these things, and not spend our money on that which is bad for us, because at the very least a boy may start accept accepting these words that say that he is a Jew or a Christian, when we know that the Jews and Christians have been our enemies since ancient times.

    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Awliyaa’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Awliyaa’), then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allaah guides not those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust).

    52. And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy), they hurry to their friendship, saying: ‘We fear lest some misfortune of a disaster may befall us’”

    [al-Maa’idah 5:51-52]

    i.e., we are afraid that some misfortune may befall us, but if we make friends with them, they will be with us. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Perhaps Allaah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will. Then they will become regretful for what they have been keeping as a secret in themselves”

    [al-Maa’idah 5:42]

    What we must do is boycott these things completely, and if we see that a shopkeeper is selling them, we should advise him and tell him to fear Allaah, and draw his attention to it, because some shopkeepers do not know English and do not know what the writing says. But we should tell them. Allaah is sufficient against those who wrote it and deceived the people with it.

    Even the names of singers and soccer (football) stars and others who are not Muslim – all of that is not permissible, because it will lead to the Muslim venerating these people, who are kaafirs.

    With regard to images (pictures), we have stated that they are haraam on sweaters, shirts and pants. End quote.

    Liqa’ al-Baab il-Maftooh (4/question no. 14)

    And Allaah knows best.
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Quote Originally Posted by Umar^111 View Post
    The sign of NIKE (tick) or a word NIKE printed on T-****s & Caps. Should muslims avoid purchasing & wearing the types of Stuffs. As if listen from many people that "It is Shirk" & it means I obey any other GOD (than Allah) (Nauzubillah) Please provide me brief answer & the history of Nike (if it is Truth).

    Praise be to Allaah.

    This well known registered trademark, Nike, which may be the most well known of sporting brands in the world, bears the name of the Greek goddess of victory. The founders of this company who chose this name were Philip Knight and Bill Bowerman. They chose this name as a symbol of good luck and hope of victory for sportsmen who wore this brand and propagate the symbol of this god.

    This is something well known that is stated in encyclopaedias. See Wikipedia.org on the internet. In an article on this topic in the well-known al-Mawrid dictionary it says:

    Nike was the god of victory among the ancient Greeks, who was usually presented in the form of a winged maiden, carrying a crown in one hand and a palm branch in the other. End quote.

    Al-Mawrid Qamoos Ingleezi ‘Arabi (p. 613)

    We find the same information in a book called al-Mu’taqadaat al-Deeniyyah ‘inda al-Shu’oob, ed. by Geoffrey Barrinder, which was published in Arabic in Silsilat ‘Aalam al-Ma’rifah, no. 173, p. 409.

    Thus it is clear that it is not permissible for the Muslim to wear this symbol or to imitate those who wear it. The Muslim believes in the Oneness of Allaah (Tawheed) and believes that victory, help and strength come from Him alone. Wearing this symbol is contrary to his belief and faith. If he has no option but to buy the products of this company, then at least he should erase their symbol and name so that it is not on his chest, foot or neck. Thus his religious commitment will be safe as will his belief (‘aqeedah).

    Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    With regard to images, such as images which appear on clothes for adults and children, they are the same: it is not permissible for a person to wear anything with pictures on it, or to dress his children, boys and girls alike, in anything that has pictures on it.

    With regard to words written on garments, such as “I am a Christian” on a sweater, or “I am a Jew” or “Christian” or “sexual fluid” or “the gushing water of man” or writing the symbol for Venus, which is a symbol for immoral actions, and also writing “the ancient Greek god of love” or “alcoholic drink” or the name of a man and woman, or “Christmas” – all of these are unacceptable.

    What matters is that we are a Muslim people, and what we must do is boycott these clothes. We should also write to the Ministry of Trade, reminding them to fear Allaah, and tell them: You must be very careful about such things that are imported to our market.

    Subhan Allaah, a Muslim boy or girl with the words “I am a Christian” or “I am a Jew” written on their clothes! Don’t we understand? Are we sheep? Subhaan Allaah, we should be one ummah. If the people in charge are heedless of this and are unaware of it, we should write to them and point it out and send examples of these clothes. That has to do with those who are in charge. As for the rest of us, we should advise them and explain this matter to them. If we do that we will have discharged our duty, and they will be responsible before Allaah.

    “The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,

    89. Except him who brings to Allaah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaaq (hypocrisy)]”

    [al-Shu’ara’ 26:88-89]

    Woe to them, for they have betrayed the trust and fallen short in taking care of their flock, so the ummah will be their opponents on the Day of Resurrection.

    As for us, what we must do is boycott these things, and not spend our money on that which is bad for us, because at the very least a boy may start accept accepting these words that say that he is a Jew or a Christian, when we know that the Jews and Christians have been our enemies since ancient times.

    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Awliyaa’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Awliyaa’), then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allaah guides not those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust).

    52. And you see those in whose hearts there is a disease (of hypocrisy), they hurry to their friendship, saying: ‘We fear lest some misfortune of a disaster may befall us’”

    [al-Maa’idah 5:51-52]

    i.e., we are afraid that some misfortune may befall us, but if we make friends with them, they will be with us. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Perhaps Allaah may bring a victory or a decision according to His Will. Then they will become regretful for what they have been keeping as a secret in themselves”

    [al-Maa’idah 5:42]

    What we must do is boycott these things completely, and if we see that a shopkeeper is selling them, we should advise him and tell him to fear Allaah, and draw his attention to it, because some shopkeepers do not know English and do not know what the writing says. But we should tell them. Allaah is sufficient against those who wrote it and deceived the people with it.

    Even the names of singers and soccer (football) stars and others who are not Muslim – all of that is not permissible, because it will lead to the Muslim venerating these people, who are kaafirs.

    With regard to images (pictures), we have stated that they are haraam on sweaters, shirts and pants. End quote.

    Liqa’ al-Baab il-Maftooh (4/question no. 14)

    And Allaah knows best.
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    http://islamqa.com/en/ref/114631/nike
    Thank you for this. Didn't realise how simple things can almost cause a hindrance to ones faith.
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Quote Originally Posted by aadil77 View Post
    Wow....here I was thinking that this was only happenning with Nike.
    If these rumors were trues especially the one of No Mohammad No Mecca, would this meant hat muslims would not purchase coca cola items and are all muslims aware of these rumors?
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    yes i also saw
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Oh glad to c aadil77 post link... CocaCola Its Rumor

    Quote Originally Posted by Hafswa View Post
    Wow....here I was thinking that this was only happenning with Nike.
    If these rumors were trues especially the one of No Mohammad No Mecca, would this meant hat muslims would not purchase coca cola items and are all muslims aware of these rumors?
    Oh i don't think so but.....
    They should aware from theses rumors...?!!?!!???
    Last edited by saba muslimah; 04-22-2009 at 09:22 AM.
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Quote Originally Posted by Hafswa View Post
    Wow....here I was thinking that this was only happenning with Nike.
    If these rumors were trues especially the one of No Mohammad No Mecca, would this meant hat muslims would not purchase coca cola items and are all muslims aware of these rumors?
    If they were true then obviously many muslims would avoid it
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Well to really answer the question, u have Allah written on "shoes." Imagine where ur shoes go and the fact that the name of Allah is kinda underneath u...seems disrespectful dont you think. Gods name on your foot so to speak...I guess.. I duno.
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Quote Originally Posted by Light of Heaven View Post
    Well to really answer the question, u have Allah written on "shoes." Imagine where ur shoes go and the fact that the name of Allah is kinda underneath u...seems disrespectful dont you think. Gods name on your foot so to speak...I guess.. I duno.
    Makes sense.
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Luckily I don't buy Nike brand, better buy things without any brand than associating G-d with others. Am going reminding my family not to associate G-d with Niky things and others. Grateful for information, thanks.
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    Is it just shirts, pants, and shoes? what about necklaces???? this is my favorite necklace. :-( lPPRhNTIQ ShI6Bk GC qw?authkeyGv1sRgCJyxruKGwPbErQE&ampfeatdirectlink - Writing Allah's name on items
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

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    Is it just shirts, pants, and shoes? what about necklaces???? this is my favorite necklace. :-( wwwislamicboardcom - Writing Allah's name on items
    ok my picture was not showing up so here is the link... http://picasaweb.google.com/Medos.Ba...93298431515810
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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Regarding nike, it was very old issue, I don't know why people are sending chain emails about it now. Nike appologized and removed their shoes from the market. It was never intended to be Allah but the flaming logo resembled the word Allah in arabic.

    Here is the old news about it: http://www.cnn.com/US/9811/21/nike.islamic/
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    It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and obedience to Allâh, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allâh, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masâkîn (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salât, and gives the Zakât, and keep their word whenever they make a promise, and who are patient in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of persecution, hardship, and war. Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious).

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    Re: Writing Allah's name on items

    Blog entry about it: http://masudblog.com/?p=335

    It is good read it and explains in detail.
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    It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and obedience to Allâh, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allâh, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masâkîn (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salât, and gives the Zakât, and keep their word whenever they make a promise, and who are patient in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of persecution, hardship, and war. Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious).

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