Category: Basic Tenets of Faith
Fatwa#: 39104
Asked Country: Scotland

Answered Date: Sep 11,2017

Title: Nike Apparel

Question

Is it permissible to wear Nike clothing. People say it’s the name of a Greek god.

Answer

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

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

Nike, Inc was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. The company takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.1

Nowadays. Nike products are seen as a global sportswear brand and does not refer to the Greek goddess. It is permissible to use Nike products.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net 

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1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike,_Inc.

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