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Cross like sign on clothing

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Question:

Does the above comes into saleeb (cross) hukm?

Its printed in a trouser

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, any symbol/sign which has Christian origins and connotations is strictly forbidden.

From our understanding, the above is an anchored cross and thus impermissible to wear.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Safwaan Ibn Ml Ahmed Ibn Ibrahim

Darul Iftaa
Limbe, Malawi

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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Anchor

Christians adopted the anchor as a symbol of hope in future existence because the anchor was regarded in ancient times as a symbol of safety.

The anchored cross, or mariner’s cross, is a stylized cross in the shape of an anchor. It is a symbol which is shaped like a plus sign with anchor-like protrusions at the end of each arm, hence the name. The symbol can be used to signify ‘fresh start’ or ‘hope’, as in The Bible, Hebrews 6.19: “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil”.



This answer was collected from DarulIftaaMW.com, which is the official website of Darul Iftaa Malawi, head by Mufti Safwaan Ibrahim.
He completed his Aalimiyyah studies in Darul Uloom Azaadville and further studied his Iftaa course at Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah – both in South Africa.

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