Assalam Alaikum Wa Rehmatullah,
Respected Shaykh, I want to ask a very important question. I have been gifted a Holy Hair of Prophet Sal Allahu Alaihi Wasalam, fixed in a box from a holy relics trust. Can you tell me anything to authenticate if its genuine or not, and the most important thing how should I keep it in my house, to pay full respect/adab and get its full blessings? In house there are TV, Computers and neighbours play songs in high voices that came inside the room too. How should I keep the Holy Hair of Rasool Allah Sal Allahu Alaihi Wasalam? I have no financial source so I can build up a special room, no job, no support in house, family, friends, nothing. What should I do? How should I keep it, place, cloth, any dhikr etc.
wa `alaykum salam,
Assume that it is truly authentic, is the correct adab. Treat the Holy Hair of Sayyidina Muhammad (s) with full respect. Place it in a perfumed glass container, if possible mounting the holy hair in wax or soil mixed with musk. Wrap the container with cloths; our shuyukh usually wrap with 40 cloths. Place the wrapped container in a wooden box and keep it high with respect as you do the Holy Qur’an. When you want to bring it out, play and recite salawat continuously and take the blessed hair out with full love and respect and let people kiss the glass container. This is the practice of our Mashaykh. And Allah knows best.
Pray for Mawlana Shaykh’s long life and complete restoration to health in front of this blessed hair and greet Sayyidina Muhammad (s) from our Mashaykh and ourselves.