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My Q is tht is it sunnah to use miswak b4 performing ablution?

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my Q is tht is it sunnah to use miswak b4 performing ablution?


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Miswak before wudu

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.154 Narrated by Abu Huraira

Narrated Amir bin Rabi'a, "I saw the Prophet (saws) cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was fasting so many times as I can't count." And narrated Abu Huraira, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'But for my fear that it would be hard for my followers, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak on every performance of ablution.' " The Prophet (saws) did not differentiate between a fasting and a non-fasting person in this respect (using Siwak).


Aisha said, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'It (i.e. Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it is a way of seeking Allah's pleasure.'


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.13 Narrated by Anas

Allah's Messenger (saws) I said, "I have told you repeatedly to (use) the Siwak.’ (The Prophet put emphasis on the use of the Siwak.)


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 389 Narrated by Aisha

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘The preference for prayer in which miswak is used, to prayer in which it is not used, is seven times (and in another narration ‘seventy times’).


It is indeed an extremely preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to use the siwak during one’s ablution or before one’s prayer.


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