The Sunnah of Using Sewak
Using sewak (teeth cleaning stick)
There are several times in which a muslim may use sewak at day and night:
the prophet – peace be upon him – said: (were it not for avoiding inflicting difficulties on my nation, i would have ordered them to use sewak upon the performance of each prayer) narrated by al-bukhari & muslim.
The total times of using sewak by the muslim at the day and night is not less than (20) times. the muslim uses sewak
-Upon performing the five prayers, the regular sunnah prayers, ad-doha (morning) prayer, al-wetr prayer (i.e. ending prayer with odd raka'a – prostration – at night).
- Upon entering the house, because the first thing performed by the prophet – peace be upon him – when he enters his house is using the sewak, as narrated by aisha – may allah be pleased with her – in sahih muslim. so, every time you enter your house use sewka in order to apply the sunnah.
-Upon reading the holy quran, for changing the smell of the mouth.
- Upon waking up.
- Upon making ablution (wudhou'). the prophet – peace be upon him – said: (the sewak cleans the mouth and causes the pleasure of allah the almighty) narrated by ahmad.
the benefit of applying this sunnah:
a)Gaining the pleasure of allah the almighty.
b) Cleaning the mouth.