His noble habits regarding perfumes


Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Thursday, October 8th, 2009

He liked aromatic things and perfume and used them profusely. He also recommended their use to others. [Nashrut-Tib]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is also reported to have used perfumes in the late night. On waking up he would perform wudu after relieving himself and would then apply perfume on his clothing. If perfume was presented to him he would never refuse it. He considered it undesirable to refuse any sweet smelling thing. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

He liked the smell of basil (Raihan) very much and forbade refusal to accept it. [Shamail-e-Tirmiz]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) liked henna flowers very much. Of all the perfumes he liked musk and aloes wood (Ud) the most. [Zadul Ma’ad]

He applied perfume to his head also. Hadrat lbn Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said that there are four things which one should not refuse, viz, pillow, oil, perfume, and milk.

Hadrat Abu Huraira (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: The perfume
for men is that whose odor is apparent but whose color is hidden, viz, rose and kewrah (a kind of fragrant plant) and the perfume for women is that whose color is apparent but whose odor is hidden, viz, henna and saffron.” [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had Sukka (Perfume container of mixed perfume) with which he perfumed himself. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

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