The natural fragrance of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

What is the reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that whenever Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) passed by a road, someone searching for him would be able to trail him by the fragrance that lingered in the air after him. This was the natural fragrance his body exuded without him applying perfume.

 

Answer

Imam Darimi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

(Sunan Darimi, Hadith: 67)

 

The narration is suitable to quote and is corroborated by other narrations too.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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