Good Deed: #7 Use a miswak

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Aishah (Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “The Miswak (tooth-stick) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Rabb.” (An-Nasa’i and Ibn Khuzaimah)

Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him)  said: “‘Make a regular practice of the Miswaak, for verily, it is healthy for the mouth and it is a Pleasure for the Creator (i.e. Allah is pleased with the Muslim who uses the Miswaak)’.” (Bukhari)

Anas (Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said, “I stress upon you to use Miswak (tooth-stick).” (Bukhari)

Prophet (SAW) said : “A Salaah performed after using the Miswaak is seventy times superior to the Salaah performed without Miswaak.” (As Sunanul Kubraa)

Prophet (SAW) said: Two Raka’aats of Salaah after using the Miswaak is more beloved unto me than seventy Raka’aats without Miswaak.”  (As Sunanul Kubraa)

Prophet(SAW) said: “Had I not thought it difficult for my Ummah, I would have made it obligatory on them to use the Miswak (tooth-stick) before every Salat.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Action plan

Get a free miswak from when they have in stock.

How to use a miswak?

  1. Simply scrape off about half an inch from the tip.
  2. Then chew the tip gently until brush-like
  3. Start brushing horizontally.
  4. After brushing wash the tip.
  5. Store miswak in packet provided so it doesn’t become dirty.
  6. Before going sleep store the miswak in a glass filled with water and put the part of the miswak that was used and leave it overnight to be soaked.
  7. In the morning cut the bristles and start from step one again, this ensures u have clean bristles every day so that it is more hygienic and effective.

[Source: Team]

Advantages and Benefits:

  • Eliminates Odor
  • Sharpens the Memory
  • Sharpens the Intelligence
  • Increases reward for salaah
  • Shaytaan becomes displeased with one who uses miswak
  • Dental research has discovered interesting information about the miswak. Chemical analysis revealed that it contains a total of 19 natural substances, which are beneficial to dental health. Its natural antiseptics have a bactericidal action, killing harmful micro-organisms in the mouth, the tannic acid it contains has astringent qualities which protect the gums from disease, and its aromatic oils increase salivation. Because of its built-in antiseptics, the miswak needs no cleaning, and because its bristles are parallel to the handle rather than perpendicular, it can reach more easily between the teeth, where a conventional toothbrush often misses more

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  1. hamza says:

    can we do misawak any time.

  2. Zaufishan says:

    Truth be told, there hasn’t been a ‘toothbrush’ quite like a good ol’miswak, made naturally. Ergonomically speaking campaigners would vote against it but the beauty of the miswak lies in regularly hands-on use: Unlike the OraBrush, an electric brush or a regular one, the user can go nuts with each scrub, chop off the end like a disposable tool and begin again… Rinse, gargle, smile and it can naturally whiten teeth too. And that there is ‘reward’ in keeping yourself ‘kissable’ and pure is cool. Very cool.

    I sound like a marketing ad, I shall stop now.
    ‘Get your Miswak now!’

  3. Taznin says:

    Im really excited about ramadan. May Allah shower his mercy and blessings upon Prophet Muhammed(SAW)Ummah.. Miswak is really good i’ve been told. Im hoping to use it for Ramadan, and keep the shaytan
    displeased. Thanks miswak, you’ll do me good 😀

  4. AbdulSalam says:

    when you use miswak when you are fasting is it ok to swallow the juice…if its natural Flavor your using?because my friend tolled me to not swallow the liquid or juice it leave’s..because it breaks your fast or something like that?
    ..but i do you get the benefits if you don’t use it right???? 😀

  5. Asad says:

    The most common type of twig used to make a Miswak is derived from the Salvadora persica tree (or the Arak tree in Arabic). Muslims mainly use it due to the fact that the final Prophet, Muhammad (SAW), constantly used the Miswak throughout the day and encouraged others to use it as well.

  6. hi says:

    On a regualar day if U use miswask do you brush your tetth with tootpaste first and then use miswaak and also after using a miswaak should you rinse ur mouth?

  7. miswak stick says:

    They last 3-4-5 months, depending. I trim mine back about every 3-4 weeks. I haven’t seen if that is the rule to do but that’s what how I’ve been doing it. I hope that helps.

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