The Medical & Spiritual Importance of Al-Misk
Written & Compiled by; Assoutudeen Abu Mubāshīr.
🥗 It is referred to as Musk in English language and Kastoori, Turari al-misk in other native languages. Musk is a hot & dry substance which brings comfort and joy to the hearts and strengthens the inner organs when it is drunk or smelled. Musk brings strength and comfort to the external organs when anointed with it. Musk is beneficial for old people and for those who have excessive skin moisture; especially during winter, and helps against fainting, shaking and the general weakness in the body as it excites the instinctive heat.
Musk clears the white part in the eye and dries excess moisture in it, and dissipates swelling in various organs. Musk works as an antidote for some poisons, and helps against snakebite. It has many other benefits associated with physical and spiritual health diseases.
It has been authentically reported from the book of Imam Muslim:
ثبت فى “صحيح مسلم”، عن أبى سعيد الخُدرىِّ رضى الله عنه، عن النبىِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: “أطيبُ الطِّيبِ المِسْكُ”.وفى “الصحيحين” عن عائشة رضى الله عنها: “كنتُ أُطيِّبُ النبىَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قبل أن يَحْرِمَ ويومَ النَّحْرِ قبل أن يطوفَ بالبيت بطيبٍ فيه مِسْكٌ”
Narrated by Imam Muslim, Abu Said Al-Khudri (may almighty Allah be pleased with him) reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The best type of perfume is Musk”.
In the Sahihain, it is narrated that ‘Aishah ( may almighty Allah be pleased with her) said that she used to anoint Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with a perfume containing Musk before assuming Ihram, on the day of the sacrifice and before performing Tawaaf around the sacred house (Ka’bah).
المِسك: مَلِكُ أنواعِ الطيب، وأشرُفهَا وأطيُبَها، وهو الذى تُضرب به الأمثال، ويُشَبَّه به غيرُه، ولا يُشبَّه بغيره، وهو كُثبان الجنَّة، وهو حارٌ يابس فى الثانية، يَسُرُّ النفس ويُقَوِّيها، ويُقَوِّى الأعضاء الباطنة جميعها شُرباً وشمّاً، والظاهرةَ إذا وُضِعَ عليها. نافع للمشايخ، والمبرودين، لا سِيَّما زمن الشتاء، جيد للغَشْى والخفقانِ، وضعف القوة بإنعاشه للحرارة الغريزية، ويجلو بياضَ العين، ويُنشِّف رطوبتها، ويَفُشُّ الرياح منها ومن جميع الأعضاء، ويُبطل عملَ السموم، وينفعُ مِن نَهْش الأفاعى، ومنافِعُه كثيرة جداً، وهو أقوى المفرِّحات.
🥗 Musk is the king of all perfumes, it has the best aroma. Other types of perfumes are usually compared to Musk, but Musk is never compared to them.
In addition, the hills and sands of Paradise are made of musk. (Tafseer Suuratul Bakora verse 25). whenever one use it, shayateen will not be closer to such a person until it stops to give out the fragrance. It should be noted that the Jinns hate good and pleasant odours and they hardly live in an environment that is neat and tidy. The odor of this Prophetic drug takes a very long time before its pleasant odour got to depreciate.
🥗 Dear married sisters, we encourage you to buy this perfume as a gift for your husbands because Allah can use it as a means to increase love and happiness in an ideal Muslim home and debar the the evil Jinns from entering you and your husband when you walk or sleep together (if Allah wills).
It is also advisable for men to apply it on their special cloth specifically designed for sleeping so that if sexual intercourse happens, shaytan and his allies will not be invited let alone being the chairman of the occasion.
🥗 In addition, the Prophet said “Allah has a right on every Muslim that he takes a bath (at least once) in every seven days (i.e. on Fridays) and if he has perfume (preferably musk), he should use some of it.” (Sahih Bukhari 880)
🥗 Also, Abu Dawood and An-Nasa’y narrated that the Prophet said: “Whoever is offered some perfume should not refuse it because it is light to wear and has a good scent.” Ibn Abi Shaibah In addition narrated that the Messenger of Allah had a container that had some perfume and he used to perfume himself with it. (Sahih Muslim 5929)
👉 To our unmarried sisters, don’t buy it for the brothers except your mahram so as to ward off unnecessary fitna that could emanate from such. Neutrally, it can be bought for an ordinary Man without any special relationship and almighty Allah will reward you for that if your intention is pure.
🥗 Furthermore, the angels like perfume while the devils dislike it, because the dearest scent to the devils are foul odors, while good souls like good scents. Every soul leans towards and deserves what it likes. Evil men are suitable for evil women and vise versa, while good men are always inclined to good women (except in special wisdom of Allah). Although this statement applies to men and women in general, it In addition applies to every type of deed, speech, food, drink, clothing and scent.
🥗 Sheikh Ibn Qoyyim commented that Good scents and perfumes are nutrition for the soul, and the soul is the dynamo of the rest of the body’s powers. Perfume helps the brain, the heart and the internal organs and brings comfort to the heart and the soul.
🥗 Perfumes are in addition the most suitable, favorable remedy and substance for the soul. There is a close connection between the good soul and scented perfumes.(Tibb Nabawiyy Page 189).
Finally, Musk are of different colors, some colors such as white are used as protection from evils of all forms while orange/red colors are used as sexual enhancer (while in bed), the grey/black colors are used as solution to reduce blurred eye & vision. This medicines with their respective colors can be found in all standard prophetic medicine stores Nationwide.
🔞 NOTE :This Medicine is Meant to be administered by Men Only as it is HARAM (Prohibited) For Female to use it (except when she’s alone with her spouse in the bedroom). May almighty Allah grant us understanding of the Dīn
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