Ruling on Taiwan shoes on whose external sides the word “Allaah” is depicted? ?

Question 502: We have shoes imported from Taiwan that have external sides that are, cunningly done, in the shape of the word Allaah (Exalted be He). What do people who bought such shoes unknowingly have to do? Do they have to abstain from using such shoes or should they only efface such sides?

Answer: It is impermissible to use such shoes unless the concerned sides taking the shape of the word Allaah are obliterated first, as they symbolize contempt for the Name of Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) more here.