Chapter on the Kohl of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam


باب ما جاء في كحل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن خير أكحالكم الإثمد، يجلو البصر وينبت الشعر

(حديث صحيح)

Chapter on the Kohl of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu ‘Anhuma related from the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa salam) that he said:

“The best of your Kohl is Ithmid (antimony), because it clears the sight and causes the eyelashes to grow.”

(Hadith Saheeh)

Benefits from the hadith:

1- Kohl is a black powder used as an eye cosmetic and a natural remedy. It strengthens the eyesight and removes harmful substances. The Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam recommended to apply it an odd number of times before sleeping as it is most effective when the eyes are stationary.

2- Ithmid (Antimony) is the black Kohl stone. It is the best type of Kohl for the eye and also has many other uses such as relieving headaches and bandaging ulcers. It is cold, dry, fragmentizes quickly, and has shiny morsels.Kohl

3- The Prophetic Medicine is divine knowledge from Allah ‘azza wajal. Scientific knowledge and medicine can never compare to the simple remedies that were prescribed 1400 years ago. We should take pride in following the Prophet’s medical advice before resorting to chemically-packed substances which kill the immune system and contain several side effects.  

4- Among the ways to show gratefulness for Allah’s blessings is by preserving them. Our eyesight and good health are tremendous blessings that can only be fully appreciated when lost. Care for them and nourish them naturally and thank Allah ‘azza wajal for being blessed.

 -Benefits adapted from Ibn Al-Qayyim’s “Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet”

:قال عمرو بن العاص

ما كان أحد أحب إلي من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و لا أحلى في عيني منه و ما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عيني منه إجلالا له  و لو قيل لي صفه لما إستطعت أن أصفه لأني لم أكن أملأ عيني منه

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: I could not look him in the eye because of awe. If I were to be asked to describe him I would not be able to, because I could not look him in the eye. (Saheeh Muslim)

بأبي أنت و أمي يا رسول الله.. صلى الله عليه و على آله و صحبه و سلم

May my mother and father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alahi wa salam)

 – The Sahara Bloggers (Niqabinja)


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