Using a Siwaak
A siwaak can be used on numerous occasions:
1. For every prayer, as the Prophet (PBUH) said:
Had it not been that I might cause hardship to my ummah, I would have ordered them to use Siwaak for every prayer.
The Muslim may use a Siwaak many times during the night and day - for the five obligatory prayers, Ar-Rawaatib Sunnah, prayers of Ad-Dhuha, Al-Witr etc..
2. When entering the house:
When the Prophet (PBUH) entered his home, he began by using a Siwaak.
3. When reciting the Qur'an.
4. When the smell of the mouth changes.
5. When waking up.
6. When performing Wudoo':
Siwaak is a purifier for the mouth and pleasing to the Lord.
The benifits from implementing this Sunnah:
- The pleasure of Allah (SWT) is on His slave
- It is a purification of the mouth.
Modern medicine has discovered that Siwaak contains many substances that are of benifits to human, especially for the gums.
These are substances that counteract germs, act as purifiers, have cleaning properties for the teeth and freshen the smell and taste of the mouth.
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