Oud is a fragrant material like no other. It has a history in all major religions and cultures. It has the power to unite cultures, religions and people of all colours.
It has its roots in one of the worlds oldest text the Vedas and was written about as a fragrant product as early as 1400 BC.
The Bible also contains many references, it has been coined as the “wood of god” or the “Aloes that Jehovah has planted” in Numbers. It is also mentioned later on in psalms 45:8
“All your garments are scented with myrrh and aloeswood (oud) and cassia;From the grand ivory palace, stringed instruments make you rejoice”
It’s also mentioned in John 19:39 as a fragrant material Jesus was buried in.
The Islamic significance of burning Oud wood is huge. One example of this is found in Sahih Muslim
Hadhrat Ibn Umar used to burn pure Oudh and camphor mixed with Oudh as incense fragrance. He said “Likewise, Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) used to burn incense.” (Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth #2254)
Why I am saying all this?
For one simple reason, to demonstrate the significance of Oud in the four major religions, religions which are often at conflict with each other.
Let’s look at what unites us rather than divides us. 🙏
At Oudbase we strongly feel that Oud has the power to bring people together. Oud isn’t just for the Muslim community it’s for everyone