Thursday, July 26, 2012

Are we allowed to brush during Ramadan

Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Are you allowed to brush your teeth in the morning with toothpaste when you are fasting? Jazakum Allah khayran.

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us. We implore Allah Almighty to accept our fasts and righteous deeds and grant us forgiveness by the end of Ramadan.
It goes without saying that Islam is a religion which pays attention to the cleanliness, decency, and the good appearance and smell of its adherents. Muslims are recommended to appear decent and clean. They also are to keep their mouth clean by using a brush or siwak (tooth stick, also known as miswak).
The Prophet commanded his companions to use siwak in cleaning their teeth and continued to use it while fasting. Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi report an authentic hadith narrated by `Amir ibn Rabi`ah. He said: "I have seen the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) using a tooth-stick (siwak) while he was fasting more often than I could count."
In his response to the question in point, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:
Excerpted, with slight modifications, from:
The eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, adds:
Allah Almighty knows best.

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