Over the course of history, few people have had the opportunity of entering the Sacred Chamber housing the graves of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, Abu Bakr and Umar radhiallahu anhuma. One common feature of these visits was the unique fragrance they all experienced over the centuries, despite the Chamber being enclosed:|
Abdullah bin Mohammad bin Aqeel relates, "When I reached near the house of Al- Mugayyara bin Shabah radhiallahu anhu, I came across some fragrance which I had never experienced before. I entered the mosque and saluted the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. I was surprised to see that one wall of the Sacred Chamber had collapsed."
Samhoudi stated, “I had the privilege to enter the Sacred Chamber. I entered from the (North). I experienced a unique fragrance there which I never came across in my life. We saw that the inner structure of the Sacred Chamber was a square and built of black stones similar to the stones of Kabah. There was no door in it.”
Sheikh Ahmed Sahirty relates, “When the doors were opened to us, and we entered the Prophetic Chamber, and I inhaled perfumes and scents that I have never known before, and have never known since. I still do not know the secret of its composition: it was a scent above scents, an aroma above and beyond aromas- something else that us people of expertise, the people of the trade, have never experienced before.”
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