I wanted to know whether or not wearing nike shoes and sports cloths that carries the nike name and logo is haram? My understanding is that the company's name was inspired and named after "nike" the so called greek goddess of victory and the logo was based on the “wing” of this false greek goddess of victory. Some said that it is okay because it's a trademark for a sports product, just like the name Thursday( from Thor). Please advice
My dear brother in Islam
Assalam u Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
I do not see any harm in wearing NIKE products. The origins of brand name may have some objections but it is now used as a trade symbol and no one buys a NIKE product because they want to support a false ideology.Rather they buy it because their quality. If someone does buy a product to support a false ideology then it would not be allowed.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America