Chapter 359
Undesirability of Rejecting the Gift of Perfume



1786. 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.''

1787.  Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) never refused a gift of perfume.


Commentary:  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.

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