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The Medical & Spiritual Importance of Al Misk

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

© Assoutudeen Prophetic Medicine Foundation




Compiled & Written by; Assoutudeen Abu Mubaashir.


Allaah has prescribed fasting in accordance with the highest wisdom. He has commanded the fasting person to fast in a moderate manner, so he should not harm himself by fasting or consume anything that will invalidate the fast. Hence the things that invalidate the fast are of two types:

Some of the things that invalidate the fast involve things coming out of the body, such as semen (intercourse), deliberate vomiting, menstruation and cupping. These things that come out of the body weaken it. Hence Allaah has described them as being things that invalidate the fast, so that the fasting person will not combine the weakness that results from fasting with the weakness that results from these things, and thus be harmed by his fast or his fast no longer be moderate. And some of the things that invalidate the fast involve things entering the body, such as eating and drinking. If the fasting person eats or drinks, he does not achieve the purpose of fasting. Majmoo’ al-Fataawa , 25/248

Allaah has summed up the things that break the fast in the verse where He says:
ﻓَﺎﻟْﺂﻥَ ﺑَﺎﺷِﺮُﻭﻫُﻦَّ ﻭَﺍﺑْﺘَﻐُﻮﺍ ﻣَﺎ ﻛَﺘَﺐَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﻛُﻠُﻮﺍ ﻭَﺍﺷْﺮَﺑُﻮﺍ ﺣَﺘَّﻰٰ ﻳَﺘَﺒَﻴَّﻦَ ﻟَﻜُﻢُ ﺍﻟْﺨَﻴْﻂُ ﺍﻟْﺄَﺑْﻴَﺾُ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟْﺨَﻴْﻂِ ﺍﻟْﺄَﺳْﻮَﺩِ ﻣِﻦَ ﺍﻟْﻔَﺠْﺮ ﺛُﻢَّ ﺃَﺗِﻤُّﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﺼِّﻴَﺎﻡَ ﺇِﻟَﻰ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻴْﻞ

“So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allaah has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Sawm (fast) till the nightfall” ( al-Baqarah 2:187)

In this verse, Allaah mentions the main things that invalidate the fast, which are eating, drinking and intercourse. The other things that break the fast were mentioned by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in his Sunnah. There are seven things that break the fast, as follows:

1️⃣ Intercourse
This is the most serious and the most sinful of the things that invalidates the fast. Whoever has intercourse during the day in Ramadaan deliberately and of his or her own free will, in which the two circumcised parts meet and the tip of the penis disappears in either of the two passages, has invalidated his fast, whether he ejaculates or not. He has to repent, complete that day (i.e., not eat or drink until sunset), make up that day’s fast later on and offer a severe expiation. The evidence for that is the hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: A man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, “I am doomed, O Messenger of Allaah!” He said, “Why are you doomed?” He said, “I had intercourse with my wife (during the day) in Ramadaan.” He said, “Can you free a slave?” He said, “No.” He said, “Can you fast for two consecutive months?” He said, “No.” He said, “Can you feed sixty poor persons?” He said, “No.
{Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1936; Muslim, 1111.}

2⃣ Masturbation

The second of the things that invalidate the fast is masturbation. This means causing ejaculation or climax by using the hand etc. The evidence that masturbation is one of the things that invalidates the fast is the words of Allaah in the hadeeth qudsi in which He says of the fasting person: “He gives up his food and drink and desire for My sake.”
{Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1894; Muslim, 1151.}

Causing ejaculation comes under the heading of the desire which the fasting person gives up. Whoever masturbates during the day in Ramadaan has to repent to Allaah and refrain from eating and drinking for the rest of the day, and he has to make up that fast later on. If he starts to masturbate then stops without ejaculating, he has to repent, but his fast is still valid, and he does not have to make it up later because he did not ejaculate. The fasting person should keep away from everything
that provokes desire and shun bad thoughts.

With regard to the emission of madhiy (prostatic fluid), the most correct view is that it does not invalidate the fast.

3️⃣ Eating and drinking
The third of the things that invalidate the fast is eating or drinking. This refers to food or drink reaching the stomach via the mouth. If anything reaches the stomach via the nose, this is also like eating or drinking.
Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Snuff up water deeply into the nose (when doing wudoo’), except when you are fasting.” { Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 788.}

If water reaching the stomach via the nose did not invalidate the fast, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would not have told those who are fasting not to snuff up water deeply into the nose.

4️⃣ Anything that is regarded as coming under the same heading as eating and drinking

This includes two things:
a- Transfusion of blood to one who is fasting – such as if he bleeds heavily and is given a blood transfusion. This invalidates the fast because blood is formed from food and drink.

b- Receiving via a needle (as in the case of a drip) nourishing substances which take the place of food and drink, because this is the same as food and drink. {Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, Majaalis Shahr Ramadaan, p/ 70.}

With regard to injections which do not replace food and drink, rather they are administered for the purpose of medical treatment – such as penicillin or insulin – or are given to energize the body, or for the purpose of vaccinations, these do not affect the fast, whether they are intravenous or intramuscular (injected into a vein or a muscle). {Fataawa Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem , 4/189.}

But to be on the safe side, it is advisable that these injections may be given at night if the case is not serious.

5️⃣ Letting blood by means of cupping and the likes
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The cupper and the one for whom cupping is done have both invalidated their fast.” {Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2367; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood , 2047.}

Donating blood comes under the same heading as cupping, because it affects the body in the same way. Based on this, it is not permissible for a person who is fasting to donate blood unless it is essential, in which case it is permissible. In that case the donor has broken his fast and must make up that day later on. {Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, Majaalis Shahr Ramadaan, p. 71}

If a person suffers a nosebleed, his fast is valid, because that happened involuntarily. {Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah , 10/264}

With regard to bleeding that results from extraction of a tooth, surgery or a blood test etc., that does not invalidate the fast because it is not cupping or something that is similar to cupping, unless it has an effect on the body similar to that of cupping.

6️⃣ Vomiting deliberately

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever vomits involuntarily does not have to make up the fast, but whoever vomits deliberately let him make up the fast.” { Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 720, classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 577.}

Ibn al-Mundhir said: The scholars are agreed that the fast of one who vomits deliberately is invalidated. {Al-Mughni , 4/368.}

Whoever vomits deliberately by sticking his finger in his throat, pressing his stomach, deliberately smelling something nasty or persisting in looking at something that makes him vomit, has to make up his fast later on. If his gorge rises, he should not suppress it, because that will harm him. {Majaalis Sharh Ramadaan, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, p. 71.}

7️⃣ Menstruation and Nifaas
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Is it not the case that when she gets her period, she does not pray or fast?” {Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 304.}

When a woman sees the blood of her period or nifaas (post-partum bleeding), her fast becomes invalid even if that is one moment before sunset.

If a woman feels that her period has started but no blood comes out until after sunset, her fast is still valid. If the bleeding of a woman who is menstruating or in nifaas ceases at night and she has the intention of fasting, then dawn comes before she does ghusl, the view of all the scholars is that her fast is valid. {Al-Fath, 4/148.}

It is preferable for a woman to keep to her natural cycle and to accept that which Allaah has decreed for her, and not to take any medicine to prevent her period. She should accept what Allaah has decreed for her of not fasting during her period, and make up those days later on. This is what the Mothers of the Believers and the women of the Salaf used to do. {Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah , 10/151.}

In addition, it has been medically proven that these means of preventing menstruation are harmful and many women have suffered menstrual irregularities as a result. If a woman takes pills and her period stops as a result, that is fine, she can fast and her fast is acceptable.

These are things that invalidate the fast. All of them (apart from menses and nifaas) only invalidate the fast if three conditions are met:

1️⃣ That the person is aware of the ruling and not ignorant of it;

2⃣ That he did it knowingly and not out of forgetfulness; and

3️⃣ That he did it by choice and was not forced to do it.


1⃣ Using chewing stick (Siwaak)

There is an erroneous judgement by some people that using chewing stick or by extension toothbrush nullifies a person’s Ramadan fast. This is far from the truth. All that needs to be done is to spit it out and use ordinary water to rinse the mouth and ensuring the water doesn’t go beyond the throat.

One of the companions of the Prophet of Allah (peace of Allah be upon his noble soul) called Amir Ibn Rabi’a (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I saw the Prophet cleaning his teeth with Siwaak while he was fasting many times,” {as related in Saheeh Bukhari.}

2⃣ Tasting food

The condition which allows for food to be tasted, especially while cooking, is that the food will not pass through the throat and down into the stomach. In a Hadeeth in Saheeh Bukhari, Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “There is no harm for a person to taste vinegar or anything while fasting, as long as it does not enter his throat.” {Bukhari}

3⃣ Embracing and kissing

According to a Hadeeth in Saheeh Bukhari, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon his noble soul) used to kiss and embrace his wives, while fasting, because he had more control of his (sexual) desires than any of you (the Muslims).

However,scholars have talked extensively on this hadith that serious caution should be taken most especially the Youths among the couples not to embark on unnecessary kissing so as to ward off the Fitna of leading to sexual intercourse between them. The best stand is to study yourself as a couple before you embark on either to kiss yourselves during the day or delay everything till after Iftar.

4⃣ Being in an impure state while day breaks

If a man had sexual intercourse with his wife or wives as the case might be, and did not bath to remove the janabah (impurity from sexual intercourse)on himself, till the day breaks, there is nothing wrong with his fast. He can do the spiritual bath at any time of the day.

5⃣ Taking a bath

In a Hadeeth reported by Ahmad, he reported that the Prophet of Islam poured water over his head while he was fasting due to thirst or heat of the sun. There is no sin if a fasting person uses water to rinse his head, while fasting.

6⃣ Eating and drinking in forgetfulness

It was narrated that Prophet Muhammad said anyone who eats or drinks in forgetfulness, while fasting then remembers afterwards should not bother himself regarding his Ramadan fast. He should continue fasting, because the Messenger of Islam said if such a thing happens, it means Allah gave such a person the food or drink freely. There is nothing wrong with his fast. His fast is still valid.

However, one should fear Allah not to deceive himself by intentionally eating all in the name of forgetfulness.

7⃣ Using Kohl (antimony) and make ups
Kohl is called ‘Tiro’ in Yoruba language. It is applied to the eyes. It is the traditional form of eye pencil. A lady who is fasting can apply it to her eyes.

Apart from this, looking neat and gorgeous to one’s husband is advisable at all times. Dear Umus, don’t because of Ramadan look like a perforated rag in a general eatery before your husband. There is nothing bad in doing reasonable make-up allowed within the context of shariah, but don’t go beyond the boundary especially during the day break to avoid another hullabaloo.

8⃣ Wet dream

Wet dream is when a young man or a matured man , while sleeping dreams that he is having sexual intercourse with a female, and then ejaculates. When such a man wakes from his sleep, he will see semen on his body as a result of the wet dream. He needs not to panic about repaying his fast. All he needs to do is to take ghuslul janabah (that is the Islamic bath used to remove sexual impurity from the body) as the case may be, and then continue his fast.

And Allah knows best!

©️ Assoutudeen Prophetic Medicine Foundation (APMF)