Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Compiled by Umm Hyatt حفظها الله
Benefits of Black Musk
On the authority of Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه that the Messenger (ﷺ) said:
'The BEST of fragrances/scents is Musk.'
Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله said in his explanation of this hadeeth: 'It is the BEST of scents and the most preferred! It is pure and permissible to use on the body and clothing, and also to sell it.' -- (This is a general consensus on that which was mentioned previously.)
Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله stated in 'At-Tib An-Nabawiyyah':
"Musk is the King of perfumes. It has the BEST Aroma. Other perfumes are usually compared to Musk, but Musk is NEVER compared to other perfumes! Also the hills and the sands of paradise are made of musk.”
Musk is a hot dry substance of the second degree. It brings comfort and joy to the heart, whilst also strengthening the inner organs when it is drunk or smelt. Musk brings strength and comfort to the external organs when rubbed with it. Musk is profitable for old people and those who have excessive skin moisture especially during winter. It also helps against fainting, shaking and general weaknesses in the body....