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Using a miswak excessively when fasting

What is the reliability of this Hadith?

‘Amir ibn Rabi’ah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports from his father who says:

“I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) using a miswak while he was fasting more often than I can count”



Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. Imam Tirmidhi has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has also cited this narration in a sub heading (ta’liqan).

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 725, Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2356 and Sahih Bukhari, before Hadith: 1934)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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