Medical symbol representing Greek God’s

Mar 7, 2022 | Uncategorized



I am an Indian and a medical aspirant here. You might have seen the medical symbol consisting of two snakes and a rod. Recently I found out that this symbol is called caducues which is a Shirkiyya symbol representing staff of Hermes who was considered God by the Greeks. I have checked famous colleges of my country and until now I couldn’t find a single college which does not use that symbol in there logo. I intended to take admission in the medical college of Aligarh Muslim University as one can abide by the Sunnah dressing there and one is allowed to keep beard which is usually not the case with other educational institutes of this country. But now I can’t understand if I can take admission there as they too have caducues as their symbol. I would request the white thread institute to help me.


Based on our understanding this sign is commonly used in the medical profession by various organisations across the world. It is now just used as a sign or logo and does not necessarily imply that the one using the sign adopts a certain belief. For this reason, there would be no harm in you attending a university which uses this sign.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel