Olive oil

Q:

1. Besides olive oil, were any other varieties of oils used by the households of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the Sahabah (Radiallahu Anhum) for cooking?

2. What type of oil was used by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the Sahabah (Radiallahu Anhum) for oiling their hair?

3. Is it also Sunna to oil the beard?

Bismillaah

A:

1. We do not know of any other type of oil.

2. There is a mention of olive oil.

3. Yes, it is preferable.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)