A man forgot to use Miswak (tooth-cleansing

Q: Is it permissible to use a Miswak (tooth-cleansing stick) while fasting in Ramadan?


A: All Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. It is permissible for a fasting person to use Miswak during the day in Ramadan. It is related by Al-Tirmidhy on the authority of `Amir ibn Rabi`ah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) cleaning his teeth with Miswak countless times while (Part No. 5; Page No. 111) he was fasting. Al-Tirmidhy ranked this Hadith as Hasan (a Hadith whose chain of narration contains a narrator with weak exactitude, but is free from eccentricity or blemish).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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