Q: Is the following true?
The forgotten Sunnah
It is Sunnah for one to burn Lobaan, Incense sticks and other fragrances. There are many virtues of burning Bakhoor and other fragrances mentioned in the Hadeeth. Hadhrat Ibn Umar (r.a) used to burn pure Oudh and camphor mixed with Oudhas incense fragrance. He said “Likewise, Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) used to burn incense.” (Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth #2254) Hadhrat Umm Qais Bint Mihsan(r.a) narrates that “I heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihi waSallam) 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)
A: Itr and burning of oudh etc. is recommended.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)