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Chapter 359
رﺬﻋ ﺮﻴﻐﻟ نﺎﺤﻳﺮﻟا ﱠدر ﺔهاﺮآ بﺎﺑ
Undesirability of Rejecting the Gift of Perfume
لﺎَﻗ ، ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َةَﺮْﻳﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ْﻦَﻋ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳَر َلﺎَﻗ
ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ َ
ضِﺮُﻋ ْﻦَﻣ
ِﺢﻳﱢﺮﻟا ُﺐﱢﻴَﻃ ، ِﻞﻤْﺤَﻤﻟا ُﻒﻴﻔَﺧ ُﻪﱠﻧﺈَﻓ ، ُﻩﱠدُﺮَﻳ ﻼَﻓ ، ٌنﺎَﺤْﻳر
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
He who is
presented with a flower of sweet basil should not reject it, because it is light in weight and pleasant in odour
َﺐﻴﱢﻄﻟا ﱡدُﺮَﻳ ﻻ َنﺎَآ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﱠنأ ُﻪْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﻚِﻟﺎَﻣ ِﻦﺑ ِﺲَﻧأ ْﻦَﻋَو
يرﺎﺨُﺒﻟا ُﻩاور
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (PBUH) never refused a gift of
We learn the following points from this Hadith:
1. A gift of perfume or something similar to it should be accepted.
2. The fondness of the Prophet (PBUH) for perfume. The fact that he never refused this gift is enough to illustrate
his penchant for it.
3. The desirability of the use of perfume.