Usage of abbreviation
Q658 :Is it wrong to use the abbreviation A.D., as
we Muslims do not believe in the death of Christ while the abbreviation
denotes "after death."
A658 : I see nothing wrong with the usage of the
abbreviation A.D. In the dating of history events, to denote that a
certain event took place so many years after Christ. This abbreviation
means "of the Christian era." It is taken from the Latin phrase "Anno
Domino." It does not refer to the alleged death or crucification of the
Prophet Jesus, which we, as Muslims, believe not to have happened.
Replacing it with an abbreviation denoting his rise to heaven will
create confusion and will not be understood.
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )