There was a printing error in the July 99 issue on the page 18 (“The dates of origin of Hinduism, christianity and Islam”). Mentioning the date of birth of holy Prophet, it was written as “9th and 17th of Rabi-ul-Awwal 13 BC, (before Hijrah) or 570 CE. It is correct to write as 53 BC, because holy Prophet was 53 when he migrated to Madinah.
M.A. Rahseed Khan,
This refers to the question "Darood to the Prophet" by Mr. V.N. Jindal (Islamic Voice, July 99), when a person offers a gift, say a gold ring to a king, it does not mean that the king suffers from want of a gold ring; but it means a token of love and respect to him. It would not only enhance the king's honour but also benefit the person.
Similarly though Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is the most pious and perfect among all created by Allah and needs no blessing and intercession from others, yet it is our duty to pay our love and respect to him. Hence, we Muslims send Darood and Salaam (Sall-allahu alai wassalam) as a token of love and respect to the Prophet while we call and hear his holy name. Besides Allah also enjoins upon us to send Darood and Salaam to him in the Qur'an 33:56.
When a Muslim offers salaam (blessing) to another Muslim, whether be young or old, he actually pays love and respect to him. So darood and salaam is an Islamic salute to a Muslim.
Mohd. Abdus Samad
In July 99 issue, page 2, it is reported that UAE has banned smoking in public. The heading is different from the message. Ulema only issued a fatwa that makes smoking haram. Government didn't announce anything.
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