Miswak: Its advantages and related Sunnah

Miswak: The Natural Toothbrush

Miswak: The Natural Toothbrush

Miswak, a humble natural stick  has various advantages. Miswak is very cheap almost available everywhere. It is widely used in rural areas, as it is freely available. Unlike us, these people dont use any toothpaste and brushes, but still their teeth are very strong and they seldom have dental problems

Sunnath related to miswak:

  1. Brush teeth with Miswak before Sleeping (to avoid Plaque that develops during night)
  2. Use Miswak before Voluntary Prayers (Tahajjud)
  3. Use Miswak before Namaaz as it increases the reward 70 times.
  4. Keep the Miswak near head while sleeping
  5. Upon awakening, immediate use Miswak and then perform Wudhu
  6. Use Miswak before meals
  7. Use Miswak when Fasting
  8. Use Miswak to clean the tongue as well
  9. Miswak Twig can be from Arak tree, Olive tree.
  10. One must use finger, in absence of Miswak (but must not be done habitually)

Advantages of Miswak:

  • Miswak pleases Allah
  • Cleanses Teeth
  • Prevents plaque and decay
  • Removes mouth odor
  • It strengthens the gums
  • Ensures Oral health and Hygiene
  • Improves memory
  • Improves Eyesight
  • It repels excessive Phlegm
  • It soothes the burning sensation of Bile
  • It promotes eloquence (fluency while speaking)
  • It digests the food
  • It improves appetite
  • It sweetens the voice
  • It thickens the sperm
  • It strengthens the Back
  • It gives lustre and glow to the face
  • It repels the signs of old age like White hair
  • It is a relief to headache
  • It caused angels to love you
  • It angers the devil
  • It repels whispers of the devil
  • It increases intelligence
  • It ensures Financial Prosperity
  • It causes increase in sustenance
  • One remembers to recite the Kalimah at the time of his/her death.
  • One’s soul leaves in  ease during death
  • It caused the Kabr (Grave) to the vast and accommodating
  • It causes one to cross the Pulsiraath (The bridge over Hell) at the speed of lightning
  • This is just a partial list, Only Allah knows all the benefits of adhering to Sunnah

Miswak can be easily bought at small shops outside any masjids (Mosque)

At Bangalore:

Yeshwanthpur: go to the masjid opposite to the yeshwanthpur RTO. Its very close to yeshwanthpur circle – on the way to the market. Check for the vendors who sell ittar(non alcoholic perfume), they also sell miswak.
Central Bangalore: Apart from that, you get real good quality miswak outside Sultan Shah masjid – right behind Shivajinagar bus stop, next to amanath cooperative bank. Every thursday between 5 PM to 10 PM there will be lot of vendors selling fresh miswak.
They cost you Rs.7 per miswak. If you need in bulk (like bundle of 100 twigs) you can go to Kumbarpet, near avenue road. If you find any muslim in avenue road – ask him for “markaz waali masjid” or kumbarpet masjid… he ll guide you.
They sell you middle eastern miswaks also, usually they are well packed and branded. But personally i feel the indian miswaks are better. Because the come from belgaum and rajasthan region. They have a good taste and your mouth feels fresher. I ve tried middle eastren miswaks a lot – they are also good but they are bland in taste.
Fresh miswaks are better than dried ones. Go for miswaks which are medium in thinkness. Its better if they are straight and without joints. Ask the vendor to give you taaza or kaccha miswak – the twigs that have more moisture.

Thank You !


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3 Responses to Miswak: Its advantages and related Sunnah

  1. Muhammad Shafeek says:

    Assalamu alaikkum va rahmathullaahi va barakaathuhu
    Let me know how can u establish Miswak before sleep is a sunnah, is there any Hadith? Even i am also doing the same, but i cant find any hadith regarding this. Could u pls help me?

    • Wlkmaslm ORB Br.Shafeek,

      “Sayyidina Abu Hurairah RA narrates that Nabi PBUH would not sleep until he had used the miswak” –
      SHARAH MAWAHIB, Vol 5, Page 68 / KANZ Vol 7, Page 69

      “Sayyidina Anas RA narrates that when Nabi PBUH intended to sleep at night, He PBUH would use miswak and he would perform Wadhu”
      SIRAT, Vol 7, Page 545

      Hope you find this useful.
      Request for Dua


  2. azmathNazir says:

    Why people always put leg in middle when some one doing good work. May Allah surly will reward you for your good work fatwas bhai

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