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Critics hit out at Saudi retailer's use of the Prophet on packaging

Dates trader said the intention is to promote healthy eating and not for commercial gain

Critics hit out at Saudi retailer's use of the Prophet on packaging

A Saudi retailer has caused controversy by using the Prophet Muhammad in its branding, Arab News reported.

The seller is using words from the Prophet on packaging for dates, in a bid to promote the fruit’s health benefits

The packaging reads: “Where are the people who say they love the Prophet (peace be upon him) and follow his Sunnah.”

Consumers have criticised the move on Twitter and accused the retailer of using the religious leader’s name for commercial gain.

However, the trader has hit out at the allegations and said it was simply aiming to get Muslims to adapt a healthier lifestyle and to adhere to the Prophet’s teachings.

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