Loban is being used since ages in Islam for fumigating House, Masjid and surroundings. Infact, as mentioned in Quran, Hadeeths and as from the writings of contemporary writers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it is quite evident that Prophet Muhammad and his companions used to burn Loban daily to fumigate the house. Some of the hadeeths where the mention of Loban appears is given below:
- In one of the narrations, Abdulla Bin Zafar mentions, Nabi said – ” Fumigate your houses with Loban and Al-sheesh (cress)” ——— Shoaid-ul-Imaan.
- Holy Prophet Muhamad (PBUH) said -” The best medicine you can treat yourself is with are incense and cupping.”. He added – ” One should never torture children by treating tonsillitis by pressing the tonsils or the palate with the finger, but use incense instead.” —-Hadith Sahih Bukhari 7.599, Narrated by Anas.
- Holy Prophet Said- “Treat with the Indian incense, for it has healing for seven diseases; it is to be sniffed by one having throat trouble, and to be put into one side of the mouth of one suffering from pleurisy.”——-Hadith Sahih Bukhari 7.596, Narrated by Um Qais Bint Mihsan.
- Aishah said, “Perfume the Ka’bah, because this is a part of purifying it.” Ibn Az-Zubair used to burn one pound of incense in the Ka’bah daily. On Fridays, he used to burnt two pounds of incense. ——-Fiqh-us-Sunnah 5.132
Not many people know what loban is made up of. Loban, which is also known as Guggal dhoop. bakhoor, bukhur, Benzoin etc. in different languages is made from the resin of loban tree which is extracted by making incision in the stem or bark of the tree. The gum resin and thereby collected, dried and processed to make loban. Chemically, it consists of Benzoic Acid, Gunamic Acid, Aniline and Volatile Oil.
Burning of loban is practiced in Hindu religion as well since ages. As mentioned in Hadiths and also confirmed by modern researches, loan also has its fair share of medicinal properties and is beneficial for the public and surroundings in various ways.
Loban relieves constipation, stomach pain, diarrhea and proves to be a good digestive. It also helps to heal wounds and sores in eyes. When taken internally, it enhances memory. It is an excellent insects and mosquito repellent. In recent researches, it has been gathered that burning loan is much effective that taking anti-depressant to treat depression. Burning loban guggal dhoop is one of the best ways to purify environment and repel negative energies.
Loban can be burnt in loban incense burners which are easily available in markets. Loban is available in market as loban chips cake or loban incense guggal dhoop sticks. With so many mentioned benefits of burning loban in Islam and other religions and its great medicinal use, we all should be thankful to Allah and his Prophet to show us this excellent affordable way and practice this sunnah daily.
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