Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad was asked:


“What is the principle regarding the cross? We see many things which have intersections. Does a person avoid them or is there no blame on him, like the addition sign in math and some caps or Shamaaghs which have intersecting lines? Likewise inside some watches and some bottles of medicine?”


“The cross is what is in the form of a person. It is two intersecting lines. One of them is lengthwise and the other width-wise. Likewise using the addition sign on the calculator, there is no preventative and it is not said it is a cross. A cross is only that which is in this form [i.e. mentioned above]” End translation. [Sharh Tirmidhi no. 335]

Translated By

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan