Using a Miswak (tooth-cleansing

Q: A man forgot to use Miswak (tooth-cleansing stick) before Salah (Prayer). Is it permissible to use it during it?

A: All Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. It is not permissible for a person to use Miswak during Salah whether he did not use it intentionally or forgetfully beforehand. However, it is permissible to use Miswak before Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting the Prayer).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.