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Using a miswak excessively when fasting

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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”

 

Answer

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

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