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Why Muslims use Miswaak?

Why Muslims use Miswaak?

Muslims use Miswaak
Why Muslims use Miswaak.

Miswak is a natural toothbrush made from trees and bushes, using roots and branches. It is basically a twig which acts as an alternative to the traditional toothbrush.

The major advantages of the miswak includes it strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay, assists in eliminating toothaches and prevents further increase of decay which has already set in.

Miswak creates a fragrance in the mouth and eliminates bad odors and improves the sense of taste, sharpens the memory, causes the teeth to glow, strengthens the eyesight, assists in digestion and clears the voice.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the use of miswak in 1986 and in 2000 for oral hygiene.

An international consensus report on oral hygiene also concluded that further research was needed to document the effect of the miswak.


  • Prevents Tooth Decay
  • Removes Bad Breath
  • Strengthens Gums
  • Flights Plaque
  • Strengthen the enamel in your teeth
  • Whitens Teeth
  • Assist in digestion

Apart from its medical benefits for Muslims Miswaak holds religious importance as well.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recommended its use. He is quoted in various Hadith extolling the virtues of miswak.

Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet said, “Were it not (for the fear) of overburdening my Ummah, I would have ordered them to (brush their teeth with) Siwak at every Salat. (Sahih Muslim) A’ishah narrates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The siwak is a means of purifying the mouth and pleasing the Rabb.” (Nasai).

Miswak is Sunnah and its usage has been recommended for the recitation of the Holy Qur’an, the recitation of Hadith, as and when the mouth emits an odor, for the learning or teaching of virtues of Islam and for the remembrance of Allah.

Abu Hurairah narrates: “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by God. Miswak is purification for the mouth and it is a way of seeking the acceptance of Allah.”

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