Miswak and Toothbrush

“At the time of our prophet there was no toothbrush. That is why he used miswak. So, there is no need to use miswak today.” How can we give an answer to this claim? The real reason for us to perform the obligatory and to abstain from the forbidden is the command of Allah (SWT). The benefits, wisdom or profits might be cause of choice; but they cannot be the real reasons for practicing a deed. For instance, the prayer (salah) is shortened during journey. The apparent cause for shortening…

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