What Is Riya (Ostentation)?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

Is it permitted to wear Jordan brand shoes? They have a silhouette of Michael Jordan.

Answer: assalamu alaykum

There is no problem with wearing Jordan brand shoes.

You should know that a silhouette does not fall within prohibited picture making as it is a mere outline of a human without any defined features.

Please see also: Are Drawings for Educational Purposes Permissible?

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

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