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I know crosses are forbbiden, but what about crosses used in math like the additional sign "+" & multiplication sign "x"? Or is it what Symbolises them that is forbbiden?

Al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would never leave anything in his house on which there were any crosses without erasing them or – according to another report –cutting them out.

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It is what it is associated with and symbolizes (otherwise it would have no meaning). The cross (†) is associated with Christianity and symbolizes shirk & kufr (crucifixion). And thus, it is forbidden and should be erased/cut (as was the sunnah). In general, anything which is associated with a particular religion other than Islam is to be avoided. So whether it is a symbol or clothes unique to a specific group of non-Muslims, etc.. we are to avoid them.

Two lines intersecting do not automatically equate to the "cross". The cross is specific. The plus (+) sign and multiplication (x) sign for math are okay.

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