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What does this hadeeth mean


What does this hadeeth mean

Were it not for the fact that I did not want to make things too hard for my ummah, I would have commanded them to use the siwaak at every time of prayer.”


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This hadith shows the importance of brushing teeth(siwaak) in Islam. In this hadith prophet (sawa), in order to show the importance of brushing says this saying, meaning it is highly recommended. The importance of brushing is mentioned in other ahadith as well for example “2 raka’at of prayer after brushing is better than 70 raka’at without brushing”

So it has great thawab if we could brush our teeth before every prayer (which will be 5 times a day).


Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi