Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: “It is totally permissible to create a mascot from two different animal teddies for sporting or other events as long as people can discern between fiction and truth in such a matter, I am of the view that it cannot be considered as haram – provided it is only done as an innocent pastime and during special occasions such as weddings, etc.”