Everything about the Messenger of Allah is beautiful, right from the way he spoke, ate, slept, combed his hairs and dealt with his family to his interaction with his companions, everything he did was done with spiritual dignity and this all serve as a lesson for all of us. Our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) love to spend a life with cleanness, he used to love good scent.
A true Muslim keep his clothes and body clean time to time, there are many Hadiths in Quran about cleanness. Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) love cleanness it was mentioned in many Hadith that our holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) love the fragrance of Musk and ambergris. If someone gifted him a perfume he will never refused.
Fragrance Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
The good smell is better than bad. In fact it traverses nature to the realm of spirit and fills it with strength and power. Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) loved aromatic stuff and fragrance and he used them and suggested their use for others.
Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم), on waking up he would relieve himself, perform Wudhu (Ablution), and apply fragrance to his clothing. He also used fragrance at night, particularly for Jummah prayers on Fridays. Read more: The First Revelation of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Love of good Perfume Hadith
“Allah is Pleasant, and enjoys pleasant stuff, clean, and enjoys cleanliness, generous, and kindness” Abu-Hurairah (رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه) reports that the Prophet of Allah(صلى الله عليه وسلم) said,
“Anyone offered Rayan (Basil Perfume) should not decline it. It is light in weight and fragrant in scent.
Which fragrance, the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) used?
Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) always loved to use fragrance like “Musk“. In an authentic narration, the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was taking rest or NAP in their house (that of Umm-e-Sulaym (رضي الله عنها)) and he sweated, so she (رضي الله عنها) brought a bottle and kept extracting his sweat into her bottle. Read more: The Brief overview of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) then awakened and asked her (رضي الله عنها): “What are you doing, O Umm-e-Sulaym (رضي الله عنها)?” She (رضي الله عنها) answered, “This is your sweat, we take it as perfume to us, and it is from the best perfumes.” By Allah, Umm-e-Sulaym (رضي الله عنها) was truthful, for this was indeed the best of perfumes. Read more: Daughters of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Cleanness is half of Iman (Faith)
The messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said that purification is half of Iman, our religion is based on cleanness Aisha (رضي الله عنها) said.
“A good and neat dress always imparts a positive impact on your viewer, that is why Islam has focused upon cleanness it doesn’t only mean that you have worn clean dress only, it also include clean body, clean cleanness in thoughts also”.
Duty of a Muslim
As a Muslim we must have to spend our life like Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), Abu hurrayrah (رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه) said “it is the duty of every Muslim to take a bath and wash his body from head to toe”.
Those brother who are asked to come and pray Salah, there is a hadith narrated by Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ عنه), the Prophet Muhammad said (صلى الله عليه وسلم) “by perspiring or if you feel unclean is not enough, evidence of impurity has to be there”. Read more: 5 Attempts to Steal the Body of Prophet (P.B.U.H) from Madinah
Life of Beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
The life of the beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was between two kinds of perfume, a moral perfume, which he carried in his heart and that flowed in his blood, which was the perfume of the revelation, the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) and the Da’wah (call) to worshiping Allah, the Almighty. The second was a tangible perfume that emanated from his body and clothes. Read more: History and Importance of Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) First Visit to Taif
Where this smell used to come from?
Musk is a heavy base note scent that is usually compared with woodsy and earthy smells. It was originally the name of the odor coming from a male musk deer, from which it was harvested.
When the deer died, the sack would be taken and dried to produce something called a “musk pod.” Once that was broken open, you’d find the fragrant musk grain, which would then be soaked in alcohol, producing the scent we would refer to as “Musk“. Read more: Fatima Bint Muhammad (رضي الله عنها)
Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) mixed all the fragrance
When Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) passed through a path, the fragrance lingered. When his shook hands with someone that person could smell Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم) scent from his own hands for the whole day.
When he used to touch gently, the head of a kid, the kid would be recognized among the others by the fragrance. Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) had mixed a lot of perfumes together in one container. Read more: Sultan Noor-ud-Din Zengi, A Great Islamic leader who Protected the Grave of Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Source: Arab News