Friday Speech Delivered by Imam H M S Hashmi

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Friday 7th September 2012

SWEET FRAGRANCE OF THE HOLY PROPHET (PEACE BE UPON HIM) – PART 2

Last week I spoke about the sweet fragrance of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) in light of ahadith, today I will continue on this topic. It is reported in Sahih Muslim and 9 other books of ahadith, Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) used to come to his house and rest there in the day time. One day he came and my mother Umm-e-Sulaim was not at home, she found out later that he (peace be upon him) had come to rest. So she came home and started to collect the sweat of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) while he was sleeping, meanwhile, they got up and asked ‘what are you doing?’ my mother replied, ‘this is your blessed sweat which we mix in our fragrance and it is better than any other perfume.’ In another narration, Hadhrat Umme-e-Sulaim (RA) replied, ‘we will put this perfume on our children for blessings.’ The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘you did right.’ It is narrated by Hadhrat Anas (RA) and reported by Imam Suyuti (RA) that whichever place the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) passed, it would be left with a beautiful fragrance and people would know that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) had passed that way. Imam Bukhari (RA) reports, ‘whichever place the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) went, anyone who passed by the same place later would know that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) had gone that way because there was a beautiful fragrance where they passed by.’ The companions had extreme love for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him); Hadhrat Anas (RA) advised that after his death the fragrance of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) be put on his sheet. In another narration it is reported that when Hadhrat Anas (RA) passed away, the perfume of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was used on his body. Hadhrat Ali (RA) narrates that even after the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) had left this world, even then his body was emitting a beautiful fragrance. Hadhrat Umm-e-Salma (RA), the beloved wife of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) narrates that after the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) had left this world, I placed my hand on his blessed chest, many years later till today, I could smell the beautiful fragrance of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) on my hand. All of these narrations increase our Imaan and love for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him); this love will benefit us in this world, in the grave and on the Day of Judgement. May Allah Almighty increase our love and Imaan for the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Ameen

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