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The History and Benefits of Bukhoor

The History and Benefits of Bukhoor


Bukhoor- elegantly smelling wood chips of Oud known to enlighten your senses is fumigated to bring purity. It is used to fill the surrounding with a pleasant fragrance. Though it is used in formal occasions, Bukhoor is suited for everyday use whether it is scenting yourself, home, or wardrobe.

Most importantly, Bukhoor is something that is associated with calming effects owing to its psychoactive effects. This is the reason, it has been used from ages for spiritual and religious purposes as it brought piousness to the surroundings, which made it a distinct item. Its distinctiveness raises the curiosity to know everything about Bukhoor. So, we are here with a blog to discuss its place of origination and how beneficial it would be for you.

Let’s begin!

History of Bukhoor

When it comes to the history of Bukhoor, we must agree to the point that it has been around for centuries. You will find its reference in religious texts including Sanskrit, Torah, Gospel and the Muslim scriptures where agarwood chips were burnt in religious ceremonies. Especially, in Muslim texts, all prophets used Bukhoor specifically on Fridays. Owing to its widespread usage in the Muslim world, we can say that it was first promoted in Arabia.

Moreover, the holy prophet said, "The first group of people who will enter Paradise, will be glittering like the full moon and those who will follow them, will glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and their sweat will smell like musk. The aloes-wood will be used in their centres".

Apart from this, ancient Chinese used to make their coffins from Aloeswood and the Buddhists made their precious string of beads from agarwood that numbered 108.

It has been observed through ancient texts that the Queen of Yemen used to send Bukhoor boxes to places like Najaf, Karbala, and Egypt in the holy month of Ramadan and Muharram to make the atmosphere pleasant in the city. Even Romans and Greeks have been known to have used Bukhoor during rituals. It was also presented to infant Nabi Essa out of several other perfumes presented to him. After the downfall of the Roman empire, newly established Christian churches also used Bukhoor as a part of their religious ceremonies like the consecration of churches and bishops.

Benefits of Bukhoor

After knowing the history of Bukhoor, you might be wondering why you should go the Bukhoor route? Then, here are some incredible benefits that will compel you to add Bukhoor to your wardrobe. Let’s have a look:


  • It can be used for relaxing purpose in weddings and other important ceremonies
  • It has a calming effect on your mind that nurtures alertness and brings focus
  • It helps to remove cynical energies and brings mindfulness
  • It helps to create an atmosphere of harmony and brings a balance that can be used to awaken your spiritual system
  • As it awakens the spiritual system, it creates a link to god where it carries all your prayers to the almighty
  • It is used as a diuretic due to antimicrobial properties present in it, which can be beneficial for people who are struggling with asthma or other breathing problems


Whether you use it for aesthetic, medical, ceremonial, meditation, or spiritual purposes, we can never ignore the fact that Bukhoor is the scent of gods that will create an atmosphere where you can worship with extra devotion. Meanwhile, if you are looking for some premium Bukhoor, consider discovering the selection we have at Al Haramain. Here you will get the finest quality of scents and wood chips to make you and your god happy - shop now!



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