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The Story of Aloeswood of Ubayd-Allah | A Short Anecdote from History

April 08, 2024 2 Comments

One very famous incident involving agarwood, also called as aloeswood, of Hind (India) occurred during the reign of al-Mutawakkil ‘ala-Allah who was an Abbasid caliph and ruled between 847 to 861 AD. The incident is recorded in Kitab al-Hadaya wa al-Tuhaf (Book of Gifts and Rarities). Given here is its translation in English. Read it and enjoy it!

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Agarwood Oud in Various Religions

Agarwood in Various Religions

March 24, 2024

Agarwood in Various Religions -  Agarwood is highly revered in the seminal texts of Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. 

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Aloeswood Agarwood of Legend - Indicana Oud

Legendary Aloeswood from India | A Short-Story From 9th Century CE

July 31, 2019

A legend of aloeswood associated with the King - Al Mutawakkil. A very rare kind of oud that is found in an almost inaccessible place, guarded by deer.

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(The seven seas described by Al-Mas’udi in his Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems ca. 947) image source: http://cartographic-images.net

The Aloes of Es-Sinf (الصنف) | Agarwood History

December 23, 2017

A historical account of agarwood from Champa Empire - Vietnam

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