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Benefits of applying kuhl (antimony/collyrium)

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Treat your eyes with kuhl (antimony/collyrium), for it nourishes the eyes and eyelashes.

Is the above narration reliable?


This Hadith is recorded by Imams: Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi and Hakim (rahimahumullah).

Imams Tirmidhi and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have declared it authentic (sahih).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3874, Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1757, and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 207)

Note: The kuhl that is mentioned in this Hadith is: ithmid, not just any type.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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