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.