Muslims told wearing football jerseys with images of crosses, devils unIslamicBy ANI
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR - Johor Religious Council adviser Nooh Gadot has said that wearing football jerseys displaying images of crosses, liquor brands and devils were forbidden in Islam.
“It is as if Muslims are worshipping and exalting the symbols of other religions. Islam does not compromise on this matter, regardless of whether it is worn for fun, fashion or sport,” he said.
Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria agreed with Nooh and said although Islam did not forbid its followers from participating in sports or dressing up, it has to be done within the boundaries of Islamic law, The Star reports.
Among the football teams whose crests carry images of the cross are Brazil, Portugal, Serbia, Barcelona and Norway, while Manchester United carries the “Red Devil” slogan on its team crest. (ANI)