Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would use the miswak before proceeding for Salah

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would not leave his home for Salah until he made miswak”



Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Zayd ibn Khalid Al Juhani (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 5261)


‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain sound (bi isnadin la ba’sa bihi) and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) states ‘The narrators have been declared credible’

(Targhib, vol. 1 pg. 166, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 99)


See the reward for offering Salah after using the miswak here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from 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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