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Burning Incense

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Q: Is there any Islamic significance to burning lobaan? If there is, is it possible to list them?

A: It is Sunnah for one to burn Bakhoor, Oudh, Incense Costus and other fragrances.

There are many virtues of burning Bakhoor and other fragrances mentioned in the Hadeeth.

Hereunder are a few Ahadeeth:

Hadhrat Ibn Umar used to burn pure Oudh and camphor mixed with Oudh as incense fragrance. He said “Likewise, Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) used to burn incense.” (Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth #2254)

2. Hadhrat Umm Qais Bint Mihsan narrates that “I heard the Prophet (sallallahu aleihi wa sallam) saying, “Treat with the Indian incense, for it has healing for seven diseases; it is to be sniffed by one having throat trouble, and to be put into one side of the mouth of one suffering from pleurisy.” (Saheeh al-Bukhari, Hadeeth # 5368, Kitab al-Tibb)

3. Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, “Cupping (Hijama) and Qust al-Bahri (Sea Incense Costus) are the best of your remedies”. He added, “You should not harm your children by treating tonsillitis by pressing their tonsils, rather use Qust al-Bahri (Sea Incense Costus)”. (Saheeh al-Bukhari, Hadeeth # 5371, Muslim, Hadeeth # 1577, Nasa’ie, Hadeeth # 1577, Musnad Ahmed)

And Allah Knows Best

Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
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