Using software programs named god

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I’m a software engineer and there is a website called github.com. Its a website for saving and downloading software codes. Its so popular because of the high quality that pretty much everyone in the entire industry is using it. It even acts as a software engineer’s resume. Its a huge website but the problem is that it has a couple of programs that some people decided to give names like thor and god. The company nike is a similar issue. However, one can avoid nike but avoiding github.com is impossible in this industry. What is a Muslim to do in this situation?

Bismillaah

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A: I suggest that if you have to use the program then look for some abbreviation.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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