Archive for miswaak

Using One’s Left Hand For Siwāk

Posted in Adab (Manners), Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on December 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“One should use his left hand when using the siwāk. This is Imām Ahmad’s view as reported by Mansūr Al-Kawsaj in his Masā’il. None of the Imāms held an opposite opinion – as far as I know – for using the siwāk is a way of cleaning oneself just like blowing the nose, cleaning oneself from najāsah and the like; all such acts must be done using one’s left hand.”

[Majmū’ Al-Fatāwā, 21/108]

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The Humbleness Of Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Aymaan Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez Abaanamee narrates:

“I recall once, I was walking with the shaykh (Ibn ‘Uthaymeen) heading towards Al- Masjid Al-Haraam, and everytime we passed by someone he would convey greetings (salaam) upon them; even the children.

He extended greetings to one child who recognised him, and who then gave the shaykh a miswaak (tooth stick). The shaykh accepted it, smiling with complete humility and a welcoming heart.”

[Quoted in Jewels Of Guidance, P. 135]