Selling Nike shoes

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Q: I have read somewhere that it is better to avoid wearing Nike, because it symbolizes a ‘Greek mythical figure’ (if you know what I mean). But what about selling the shoes.  Because Nike and Jordan are amongst the best selling shoes.


A: The nike logo is symbolic of the Greek goddess. Hence, when this has a kufr connotation, then it is not permissible for one to wear and sell Nike shoes. It will be similar to a Christian cross or the Hindu three with the tail at the bottom.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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