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thuglife

Haraam to wear Nike? I say yes.

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Brother has a point. At least know what brand you're wearing and what it symbolise to your best knowledge. 

Lots of brands has hidden messages, it shows one thing but actually means something else, probably meant to be seen by those who are into esoteric cults/fraternity. Or just a way to control peoples choices and behavior through subliminal messages. 

Obviously there is lots more outside of my understanding 

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it symbolizes the wing of the greek goddess of victory, Nike but seriously chill this is something a wahhabi would say

First off you can't just suddenly assume that it is haram if you haven't asked your own marja3. Where is your proof? 

Almost every single brand out there has a meaning behind it. There is even a conspiracy theory about that Mother energy drink, apparently it symbolises antichrist

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4 hours ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

Monday = Moon's day

Thursday = Thor's day

Should we stop using those words?

...How far are we going to take this logic? We are not Salafis. This is madness.

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In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars (Latin: Mārs, [maːrs]) was the God of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was second in importance only to Jupiter and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.
Greek equivalent: Ares
Symbol: The spear of Mars ♂ (Spear and shield iconography)
Children: Romulus and Remus

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Im 99% sure their name came up on my masjids Al Quds day BDS powerpoint presentation. Thats enough for me to not want to pay into their company. Plenty of other good shoe companies around. Plus, theyre way overpriced and over rated. The materials, at least the ones I have seen, are fairly cheap, don’t hold up well, and don’t help with plantar fascitis at all cuz they have no support.

W/s

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2 minutes ago, Shia farm girl said:

Plenty of other good shoe companies around. Plus, theyre way overpriced and over rated. The materials, at least the ones I have seen, are fairly cheap, don’t hold up well, and don’t help with plantar fascitis at all cuz they have no support.

Air Max are classics. You can't go wrong on matt black Air Max.

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Okay, let's all switch to adidas:dry:

Or let's switch to that other brand that also pays slave wages to their employees in China... 

Unless you start growing your own crops and making everything by hand yourself, you could make an argument for everything you buy being Haram.

Heck, I've also heard arguments for American money being Haram too because it's based in a riba system and is fiat currency... Better start buying milk with gold coins too...

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I would say it is more concerning that Nikè has been accused twice of blaspheming God’s name, at least relative to the etymology of its name. 

I know it may be far fetched because you could make out symbols from nothing, but being accused twice indicates a certain likelihood or probability of an agenda. Further, if you watch some channels by our Sunni brothers, they show some video games disrespecting God as well.

https://www.today.com/style/nike-air-max-shoe-logo-called-offensive-Muslims-Allah-design-t147626

https://www.nytimes.com/1997/04/10/sports/Muslims-seek-nike-s-apology.html

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4 hours ago, Propaganda_of_the_Deed said:

OPs recent 2 posts remind me of those email forwards we got in the late 90s/early 00s (a bit like some whatsapp groups in current times come to think of it).

And if you didn't forward them on, something bad will happen :rolleyes:

The ones about a witch killing you at the end of your bed if you don't twirl around twelve times while saying red rum or something daft.

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On 9/1/2019 at 7:52 AM, Guest Guest said:

Okay, let's all switch to adidas:dry:

Or let's switch to that other brand that also pays slave wages to their employees in China... 

Unless you start growing your own crops and making everything by hand yourself, you could make an argument for everything you buy being Haram.

Heck, I've also heard arguments for American money being Haram too because it's based in a riba system and is fiat currency... Better start buying milk with gold coins too...

What you say is very true brother. Everything is contaminated. Everything has something haram with it in one way or another. This is the dunya. 

When everyone in this world realize that there is nothing pure in this world, and that everything is contaminated, when they cry for our Imam, then if Allah wills maybe Imam comes and tear all falsehood. 

You can argue for everything being haram, because it pretty much is. Because this is the system of shaytan. What you think is good or halal is also part of shaytans plan to keep us silenced. So much to say, but who cares right? We still got to pay our bills, taxes, make money for expenses. Why bother think like this? Let's just accept slavery. 

But Allah is best of planners and for the believers is success , if not also in this world then in the Akhira. 

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So do other nations like China make sporting brands. Especially Iranians, @Ashvazdanghe & others from Iran, do you guys have your own locally made sporting gears, soccer gear? Other brands are really good for the trade, it's just that they are the enemies of ahl'ul bait(عليه السلام). 

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There are technical products like computers that you can use to propagate your own culture.

Then there are fashion/consumer goods whose very purchase promotes someone else's culture.

It's not just Nike etc. it's the whole shooting match of fashion/consumer brands and the pricier they are the more you are paying for the cultural component.

When I see non-westerners buying such goods I am reminded of this image I captured in Persepolis. It's foreign kings bringing tribute to the Archaemenid rulers of Persia.

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Nowadays the Americans etc. don't force anyone to bring them tributes, instead they have brands that people want to buy.

It's why I refuse to buy expensive branded goods for the wife, but she can have as much 24k gold as she likes.

And I must say how much more enjoyable it was to spend an afternoon in a Kuwaiti souk with my colleague Muawiya (for more details see one of @starlight cat threads), buying Arabic Oudh than branded western perfumes. There was much more a sense of buying something for its intrinsic smell than a name.

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19 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

Then there are fashion/consumer goods

What about sporting goods?

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7 hours ago, Mzwakhe said:

What about sporting goods?

I guess it depends on the utilitarian/hedonic trade-off.

If the sporting goods you are buying are principally for their functionality and that it what influences their price then that's one thing. But if it is for their aesthetic, emotional and other benefits (the hedonic) that's something else.

I suppose one way to look at it is in terms of their promotion. Is the focus on which famous person wears them (hedonic appeals) or how they perform in different conditions? Do they advertise principally in speciality sports magazines or the general media?

Just to be clear I am making no comments about haram or halal. I'm just taking the perspective of whether you want to be a cultural tax payer or not.

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3 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

how they perform in different conditions? 

 

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On 9/1/2019 at 5:14 AM, thuglife said:

This is a company named after a God of the polytheists. Nike.

It is disrespectful for monotheists to wear such a brand.

They would slaughter the monotheists back then.

Whack.

For most of the world the Swastika is a symbol of the Nazis, but in China they give this symbol a different name; "Wan" which means "all things"...

Do you see the point I'm trying to make...? Just because Nike is a polytheist God, it can have a different meaning for others... 

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How silly. If anything, we should stop supporting them because of how unethical they are, not because of their name. It’s incredibly naïve to stop supporting them because their name goes against your religious beliefs and not because they’re committing human rights atrocities. 

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7 hours ago, Ibn Al-Shahid said:

How silly. If anything, we should stop supporting them because of how unethical they are, not because of their name. It’s incredibly naïve to stop supporting them because their name goes against your religious beliefs and not because they’re committing human rights atrocities. 

it should be for both.

The name is also used as a mockery and insult for believing men and women.

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16 hours ago, Ali~J said:

For most of the world the Swastika is a symbol of the Nazis, but in China they give this symbol a different name; "Wan" which means "all things"...

Do you see the point I'm trying to make...? Just because Nike is a polytheist God, it can have a different meaning for others... 

The swastika was hijacked from the India wasn't it?

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16 hours ago, Ali~J said:

For most of the world the Swastika is a symbol of the Nazis, but in China they give this symbol a different name; "Wan" which means "all things"...

Do you see the point I'm trying to make...? Just because Nike is a polytheist God, it can have a different meaning for others... 

Salam Swastika was symbole o Aryans but currently remindes Nazis but it's a good sign that shown by Jewish media as bad sign of Nazis 

13 minutes ago, aaaz1618 said:

The swastika was hijacked from the India wasn't it?

it's common between all Aryans from India , Iran & Aryan Europeans that hijacked from Aryan mythology but referring to India started in recent years .

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18 hours ago, Mzwakhe said:

So do other nations like China make sporting brands. Especially Iranians, @Ashvazdanghe & others from Iran, do you guys have your own locally made sporting gears, soccer gear? Other brands are really good for the trade, it's just that they are the enemies of ahl'ul bait(عليه السلام). 

Salam we had few brands but all destroyed by "Made in china " brands that are making fake brands like as Nike & etc  for countries like as Iran that during last world cup Nike completly sanctioned Iran soccer team.

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45 minutes ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

Salam Swastika was symbole o Aryans but currently remindes Nazis but it's a good sign that shown by Jewish media as bad sign of Nazis 

*I meant Japanese.. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, aaaz1618 said:

The swastika was hijacked from the India wasn't it?

I don't know about India but I has some significance for the *Japanese... Posted a video above... 

Hinduism is mentioned in the video... 

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