Question:

I would like to know if its permissible to use the baltic amber products.

I've provide some info about it.

Baltic amber for pain relief

For many centuries, man looked to gemstones, crystals, and other "mystical" substances to provide all sorts of remedies from preventing illnesses to bringing us good luck to thwarting evil spirits. In the world of modern science, however, we have been able to separate the "myths" from the facts. What makes it even more interesting is that the legend that became a reality existed millions of years ago and is respected today as one of the most amazing "gems" that ever lived...natural Baltic Amber. Here, you're not only going to get a history lesson but you're going to be impressed with a phenomenon.

 

Natural Baltic Amber began it's life in ancient times when giant pine trees shed their resin which then joined with the earth and gradually migrated in the soil to the sea carrying along with it tiny fragments of insects and plant life. Never a "gem", Baltic Amber has always been considered a fossilized resin with some amazing capabilities.

 

Pain relief is one of the main reasons people use natural Baltic amber. Though the resin itself isn't a painkiller, its succinic acid is believed to have analgesic properties that take the edge off of pain. Baltic amber has been used to alleviate all types of pain, from mild to severe.

There are so many ways in which you can benefit from Baltic amber. Some think of amber as a powerful "chakra"...a cleanser and healer. Some clients give testimony to the fact that wearing healing amber necklace provides amazing pain relief for head, neck and throat areas, most especially for congestion. Amber healing bracelets are used to help control and alleviate pain of rheumatism, arthritis, and aching muscles and joints. Amber may even restore energy, strengthen the immune system and promote general wellness.

 

Of course scientists debunked the idea that healing powers could come from such a humble source. That is until they spent years researching and discovered the little creatures inside the amber were, in fact, millions of years old. So if that were the case, and Baltic Amber survived all those years until now - then it certainly could be "true" magic and then some.

 

Unfortunately the quantity of natural Baltic Amber is become more and more scarce. It will become even more valuable as a result, especially for the millions of people around the world who use it for it's widely varied healing abilities. If you haven't explored what natural Baltic Amber can do, it's time you did. "Amber for All" has some exceptional amber healing jewellery so that everyone from children to adults and to the golden generation can benefit in ways they never imagined. Perhaps you'll be one of them.

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

Formed over 45 million years ago, Baltic amber is an organic substance, a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees which grew in Northern Europe - from southern regions of the present day Scandinavia and nearby regions of the bed of the Baltic Sea. The climate became warmer and trees started to exude big amounts of resin. Scientists say that amber is a fossil pine resin from this region that has achieved a stable state through oxidation.



From a chemical point of view, amber consists of 79 percent carbon, 10.5 percent hydrogen and 10.5 percent oxygen. Studies with a mass spectrometer have shown that amber contains over 40 compounds as well as succinic acids and additive salts of potassium, sodium and iron. Amber extends over three groups of compounds: volatile terpenes and sesquiterpenes, soluble, organic acids and also non-soluble polyether. It ranges from bright yellow to dark yellow or brownish-orange, depending on its age and where it is found, in seldom cases it is either red or blue.

Only a small quantity of amber is clear, because of the effects of the sun, most of it is opaque. It takes an electrical charge when it is rubbed and develops a pleasant resinous smell when it is burnt. Learned scholars and scientists disagreed with each other for a long time about the origin and properties of amber. The history of its origin was only clearly researched in the 19th century. Enclosures, such as water bubbles, gas bubbles, pieces of bark, twigs, plant seeds and even insects and small animals unmistakably show its origin and give it its characteristic appearance.

Man's interest in amber’s secret properties date back to the Paleolithic Age. The exceptional smell of amber burning and the beauty of the nuggets washed up on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Over time, it has been proven that the properties of Baltic amber are very beneficial to humans.

Amber warms to the touch and exudes a nice, relaxing fragrance in the palm of your hand. It is also the only fossil resin that contains 3-8% succinic acid (mostly located in the amber’s surface layer), a powerful therapeutic substance with many applications for healing. Plants absorbed the amber resin and plant leavers were often used as an antibiotic to heal cuts and or in a plaster to dress wounds.

When amber is touched with fire, it produces an aroma of burning pine. Also, amber electrifies negatively and it is still alive because its internal metamorphosis is still incomplete.[1]

 

Based on the above description, Baltic Amber is used as a natural method of healing for the body, for fragrance and aroma. During its drastic metamorphosis, Tabdeel-e-Mahiyyaat (change of its original state) takes place which then makes it pure. Baltic Amber is therefore permissible to use for natural healing, pain relief, congestion, rheumatism, arthritis, aching muscles and joints, energy, strengthening the immune system and to promote general wellness. Baltic Amber bracelets and necklaces may also be used for natural healing.[2]

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Ismaeel Bassa            

Student Darul Iftaa

Durban South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net



[2] 1} وَالْعَنْبَرِ (قَوْلُهُ طَاهِرٌ حَلَالٌ) ؛ لِأَنَّهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ دَمًا فَقَدْ تَغَيَّرَ فَيَصِيرُ طَاهِرًا كَرَمَادِ الْعَذِرَةِ خَانِيَّةٌ، وَالْمُرَادُ بِالتَّغَيُّرِ الِاسْتِحَالَةُ إلَى الطَّيِّبَةِ وَهِيَ مِنْ الْمُطَهَّرَاتِ عِنْدَنَا، وَزَادَ قَوْلَهُ حَلَالٌ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَلْزَمُ مِنْ الطَّهَارَةِ الْحِلُّ كَمَا فِي التُّرَابِ مِنَحٌ: أَيْ فَإِنَّ التُّرَابَ طَاهِرٌ وَلَا يَحِلُّ أَكْلُهُ { الدر المختار، ج 1، ص 209}

 

2} أَمَّا الْمُطَيِّبُ مِنْهُ كَالْبَنَفْسَجِ وَالزَّنْبَقِ وَمَا أَشْبَهَهُمَا يَجِبُ بِاسْتِعْمَالِهِ الدَّمُ بِالِاتِّفَاقِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ طِيبٌ، وَهَذَا إذَا اسْتَعْمَلَهُ عَلَى وَجْهِ التَّطَيُّبِ، وَلَوْ دَاوَى بِهِ جُرْحَهُ أَوْ شُقُوقَ رِجْلَيْهِ فَلَا كَفَّارَةَ عَلَيْهِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِطِيبٍ فِي نَفْسِهِ إنَّمَا هُوَ أَصْلُ الطِّيبِ أَوْ طِيبٌ مِنْ وَجْهِ فَيُشْتَرَطُ اسْتِعْمَالُهُ عَلَى وَجْهِ التَّطَيُّبِ، بِخِلَافِ مَا إذَا تَدَاوَى بِالْمِسْكِ وَمَا أَشْبَهَهُ.

ألعناية:

وَهُوَ ظَاهِرٌ. وَقَوْلُهُ: (بِخِلَافِ مَا إذَا تَدَاوَى بِالْمِسْكِ وَمَا أَشْبَهَهُ) كَالْعَنْبَرِ وَالْكَافُورِ؛ لِأَنَّهَا طِيبٌ بِنَفْسِهَا فَيَجِبُ الدَّمُ بِاسْتِعْمَالِهِ وَإِنْ كَانَ عَلَى وَجْهِ التَّدَاوِي { البناية شرح الهداية، ج 1، ص 27,28}.

 

3} وَإِنْ ادَّهَنَ بِشَحْمٍ أَوْ سَمْنٍ فَلَا شَيْءَ عَلَيْهِ؛ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِطِيبٍ فِي نَفْسِهِ، وَلَا أَصْلَ لِلطِّيبِ بِدَلِيلِ أَنَّهُ لَا يُطَيَّبُ بِإِلْقَاءِ الطِّيبِ فِيهِ، وَلَا يَصِيرُ طِيبًا بِوَجْهٍ، وَقَدْ قَالَ أَصْحَابُنَا: إنَّ الْأَشْيَاءَ الَّتِي تُسْتَعْمَلُ فِي الْبَدَنِ عَلَى ثَلَاثَةِ أَنْوَاعٍ: نَوْعٌ هُوَ طِيبٌ مَحْضٌ مُعَدٌّ لِلتَّطَيُّبِ بِهِ كَالْمِسْكِ وَالْكَافُورِ، وَالْعَنْبَرِ وَغَيْرِ ذَلِكَ، وَتَجِبُ بِهِ الْكَفَّارَةُ عَلَى أَيِّ وَجْهٍ اُسْتُعْمِلَ حَتَّى قَالُوا: لَوْ دَاوَى عَيْنَهُ بِطِيبٍ تَجِبُ عَلَيْهِ الْكَفَّارَةُ؛ لِأَنَّ الْعَيْنَ عُضْوٌ كَامِلٌ اسْتَعْمَلَ فِيهِ الطِّيبَ فَتَجِبُ الْكَفَّارَةُ، وَنَوْعٌ لَيْسَ بِطِيبٍ بِنَفْسِهِ وَلَا فِيهِ مَعْنَى الطِّيبِ، وَلَا يَصِيرُ طِيبًا بِوَجْهٍ كَالشَّحْمِ فَسَوَاءٌ أُكِلَ أَوْ اُدُّهِنَ بِهِ أَوْ جُعِلَ فِي شُقَاقِ الرِّجْلِ لَا تَجِبُ الْكَفَّارَة { بدائع الصائع، ج 2، ص 190}ُ.

 

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