Is it permissible to use Miswaak (tooth-cleansing stick) during Salaah?

Question 177If a person pronounces Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer), whether in an obligatory or supererogatory Salaah (Prayer), and then remembers they have forgotten to use Siwaak (tooth-cleansing stick), is it permissible to use Siwaak after pronouncing Takbeer or not?

Answer: It is Mustahab (desirable) to use Siwaak before Salaah, not during it, as it entails some kind of movement. Also, it was not reported to have been used this way. The Hadeeth states… read more here.

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