– NIKE –
THE BRAND AND EMBLEM OF PURE KUFR
Allah Ta`ala declares in the Qur`aan Majeed, “Do not ascribe partners to Allah. Without doubt, Shirk is the worst injustice.”
[Surah Luqmaan, Aayat 13]
The clothing brand named “Nike” has a pure kufr and shirk (polytheistic) connotation.
“In Greek mythology, Nike is the Winged Goddess of Victory. The logo is derived from goddess’ wing, ‘swoosh’, which symbolises the sound of speed, movement, power and motivation.” [www.economictimes.indiatimes.com]
“The sports equipment company Nike, Inc. is named after the Greek goddess Nike.” [Wikipedia]
A MUSLIM’S REACTION TO A CHRISTIAN CROSS
That it is Haraam for any Muslim to wear clothing with a Christian Cross, is known even to the Muslim with the weakest Imaan and no sane Muslim would even ask for proof to justify this.
If any person enters the Musjid with a Christian Cross emblazoned across his clothing, even the weakest of Muslims would take umbrage, and most would even insist the transgressor removes such offensive clothing. In fact, no Muslim would even wear shoes that have the Cross advertised on it!
What would the reaction of a Musalli in a Musjid be if the person standing in front of him has a large Christian Cross emblazoned across the back of his jacket or jersey? Not only would the person be asked to remove the clothing item, if he refuses, he would in all probability be forcefully ejected from the Musjid. After all, which Muslim wants to perform Salaat with a Christian Cross right in front of him?
THIS IS EVEN WORSE THAN WEARING A CROSS!
Now, even worse than this Christian Cross is the “Nike” name and emblem. Both represent something directly associated to ascribing partners to Allah Rabbul Izzat. Shirk (polytheism) is by far worse than Christianity. Amongst the worst of people to walk the earth are the Mushrikeen and the greatest sin that can be committed by humankind is that of Shirk!
It is Haraam for any Muslim to buy, sell or wear any item of clothing that has the name “Nike” emblazoned on it or even if it simply has the “Swoosh” emblem. Both are representative of polytheism and hence totally haraam.
Wearing such clothing/shoes is active propagation of kuffar and shirk!!!
SALAAT IS NOT ACCEPTED!
If a person performs Salaat with such clothing, the Salaat will not be accepted. It will be obligatory to repeat such Salaat after removing this offensive clothing.
What can be said of the gall of that person who stands right in the House and in the Presence of Allah Rabbul Izzat, shamelessly and brazenly advertising a Greek goddess? (Nauthubillah!!!)
Any income earned through the sales of such clothing will likewise be Haraam.
If a Muslim owns any such item of clothing etc. that has this name or emblem of polytheism, it is Waajib to destroy it. It will not be permissible to give such items away to even non-Muslims!
DESECRATING THE BEAUTIFUL NAME OF ALLAH
We have not even taken into consideration the highly offensive insult this wretched Company cast upon our Creator, by once manufacturing a shoe (takkie) with the Great Name of Allah Ta`ala embossed at the bottom of the sole! This act alone should shake any true Muslim who even has the slightest spark of Imaan to rebel against such blasphemers. Be that as it may, they are Kuffaar and, like shaitaan, this is their purpose in life.
WE APPEAL TO THE IMAANI SENSE OF EVERY MUSLIM TO TOTALLY DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE ISLAMICALLY OFFENSIVE “NIKE” BRAND!
May Allah Ta`ala grant us all the Taufeeq and guidance to recognise the Haqq and may He save us from the evils of Shaitaan and the nafs.