HENNA -THE PRINCE OF DYES

Islam Reigns

History

The use of henna (also known as lawsonia inermis) for decoration and cosmetic purposes goes back to the time when the Berbers first migrated to the area of North Africa. However, as henna spread, it’s varied usages spread as well. Other sources date Henna’s routes as having first come into use in Egypt for beautification purposes; colouring fingertips and finger nails, palms of hands, and soles of feet.

One of the earliest documented uses of henna is found in the archeological evidence of Egyptian tombs in the valley of Nile. Ancient Egyptians applied it to the fingers and toes of the pharaohs before mummification.

Today, large quantities of Henna are grown in Sudan and India. By the time of the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaiyi wassallam) people were using henna, not only for decoration, but for hair dyeing and healing purposes as well.

One tradition of the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyi…

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