Ruling on Symbols that Look Like a Cross
Fatwa No: 466798

  • Fatwa Date:22-11-2022 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 28, 1444
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Salam alykum, there is a difference of opinion on the symbols on what is found on some abaya that are sold some which seem to be like the symbol of the cross, the sister is saying that it does not symbolise the cross because the pattern is slightly apart , I have a pic of it is there anyway of sending it to you so that you may see it your self and give us the fatwa to wether it does or doesn’t because these are being sold to Muslim sisters to wear. Jazakum allah khair.


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We have no means to receive these pictures; however, you can orally ask a scholar about your question and show him these pictures, so that he could decide whether or not they represent a cross. Yet, you should know that not every two crossing signs represent a cross or take the same Sharee'ah ruling of the cross. For example, the addition sign in mathematics is not exactly similar to the cross. That is because the cross, from the Christians’ point of view, refers to a crucified man, and thus is made of two crossing pillars: one of them is vertical while the other is horizontal, taking into account that the higher part of vertical pillar is shorter than the lower, which is actually the most common form used by Christians.

Allah knows best.

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