The Islamic practice of burning incense is a tradition that has been practiced for thousands of years, according to the International Islamic Relief Agency (IIRA).
According to IIRA, the burning of incense in mosques, as practiced by Muslims, has been an important part of Islam for over 1,600 years.
It is said that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to burn incense on his sacred matres (houses of worship), which were also referred to as matres al-hamdu lillah (matres of heaven) or “weddings matres,” in the Qur’an.
“There are many traditions, some of which we can trace back to pre-Islamic times, to say the least,” said IRIA Deputy Director for Global Religious Issues, Dr. Ayesha Siddiqi.
“There are other traditions that predate Islam that still persist in many places today.”
She said some traditions have been passed down for centuries, and some are even in use today.
For example, some Muslim leaders burn incenses in the homes of their congregations.
“When they do it, the women often get burned with it,” Siddiqis said.
In a recent interview with CNN, Siddiqia said the practice is an important component of Islam and that it can be a powerful form of expression and expression of love and devotion to Allah.
“It’s a very important thing to do in a time of such great stress, especially during Ramadan,” she said.
She said Muslims often practice it with their relatives and friends, and it is a form of love in which they can share their deepest feelings.
“For Muslims, it’s a symbol of their closeness with Allah and love for Allah,” Siddiqui said.
Siddiqi added that burning incenses can also be used to make the people feel more secure and protect them from harm.
“We know that a lot of people who do this will be killed for it,” she explained.
“You can see how important it is to be protected, and that’s why we have so many safeguards around it.”
The practice of “burning with” is a traditional Islamic practice that has roots in the time of the Prophet Mohammed (pbah) and the Prophet’s wives, Siddiquis said, explaining that burning with incense has long been a common way for Muslims to express their devotion and love to Allah and to show respect for his prophets.
Saddi said that Muslim leaders should always practice the rituals and the rituals have traditionally been followed in mosques.
“In some places, it might be done in a house or in a room, in some parts of the world, it is done in the presence of the Imam,” she added.