Q. I have some sports clothes with logos. What should I do with it?
A. Give the sports clothes to some non-Muslims. However, if the clothes have images of people or animals, cut up such garments and use as rags for cleaning.
Q. A Maulana here in the U.K. says that although wearing Nike labelled garments is not permissible, footwear with this logo is permissible. He says there is leeway regarding footwear. Is this correct?
A. The Maulana Sahib based the ‘leeway’ on the fact that wearing the name brand on footwear is like disgracing it (ihaanat), hence permissible. However, we disagree with this understanding. Since the logo is haraam, it may not be worn even on footwear. Even shoes serve a very beneficial purpose and is the ni’mat of Allah Ta’ala, which should not be defiled with haraam.
THE MAJLIS VOLUME 26 NUMBER 01
When the Mu’min stands in Salaat, he should understand that he stands in Allah’s Presence. For the Divine Presence, the Shariah requires him to be dressed respectfully. It is haraam to be dressed in the lewd styles of the kuffaar when standing in the Divine Presence. Dress such as T-shirts and jeans; T-shirts or any other type of garment bearing logos and inscriptions; bermudas and the like are haraam. Wearing such kuffaar dress is prohibited at all times. Wearing such dress for Salaat magnifies the sin. Salaat performed with such kuffaar dress styles is Makrooh. If someone has performed Salaat with such dress, it is incumbent to repeat the Salaat within the time and with proper dress.
It is not permissible to enter a Musjid with Tshirts and other types of clothing on which appear slogans, logos and inscriptions even if the pictures are of inanimate objects.