Just Do It!
Did Nike take it from us — from the Qur’an and from Islam and from Muslims — I do not know. But that is what Allah told people: a few hundred, thousand, eons, epochs before there was Nike.
So who took what from whom, Allah only knows.
But people have a way of stealing from others. As do nations and societies and cultures.
And that is why the Bible came up with the edict:
Thou Shalt Not Steal!
But, sadly, folks in the West, many of them have been conditioned — Pavloved should I say? You know the experiments of the Russian scientist Pavlov to condition the dog to salivate, not when it smells or sees food, but when it hears the bell. It is called Conditioned Reflex or something like that, right? — so, a lot of people in the Western World have been conditioned not to treat the rest of the world — the non-Western world that is — not quite as humans but as lesser human beings.
That philosophy, and that world view, more or less allows them, without feeling too much guilt or shame, to “borrow” — or steal that is — from other cultures, civilizations, traditions and heritages without acknowledging their sources and without giving them any credit.
In any case, Just Do It is from Allah, and it is in the Qur’an.
So, my advice to Muslims, in these somewhat challenging times: Just Do It!
Just keep doing what you are supposed to do as a Muslim and as a believer in God and his Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, and the Qur’an and the Deen of Islam — and in the Ummat of Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam.
Everything will fall in place.
Just Do It!