What is the Ruling of using Miswak before Prayer?
What is the ruling of using Siwak before offering prayer?
Siwak is a stick used for cleaning the mouth and teeth. One of the greatest virtues of siwak or miswak is earning the pleasure of Allah Almighty. `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Siwak is a means of purification for the mouth and is pleasing to the Lord.” (Agreed Upon)
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Had I not thought it difficult for my Ummah, I would have commanded them to use the Miswak (tooth-stick) before every Prayer.” (Agreed Upon)
We learn from this hadith that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to clean his teeth with miswak for every prayer, but he did not made it obligatory for the reason that it would be inconvenient for his followers.
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