Miswak or Toothbrush…just clean your teeth please.

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How many times do you brush your teeth in one day, hopefully at least once. Alot of times I’ll speaking to brothers and their breath be kicking like soccer. I mean check it you gotta smile its sunnah, but if your teeth ain’t clean then how can you give dawah, besides that some brothers smoke so their teeth
are yellow, i hate cigarettes period. But anyhows back to the topic, do you use a miswak or toothbrush?

Now we all know why the miswak is the best thing to use, not only did our beloved Prophet Muhammad recommend it but the health benefits are never ending, see the sunnah doesn’t have to be technology advanced but all the scientists now doing research feel weak because for all the effort thats being put into making the dream toothbrush, the miswak is already doing all that.

Check it out, look at what the benefits include…

1. Miswaak strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
2. Miswaak assists in eliminating toothaches and prevents further increase of decay which has already set in.
3. Miswaak creates a fragrance in the mouth.
4. Miswaak is a cure for illness.
5. Miswaak eliminates bad odors and improves the sense of taste.
6. Miswaak sharpens the memory.
7. Miswaak is a cure for headaches.
8. Miswaak creates lustre (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it.
9. Miswaak causes the teeth to glow.
10. Miswaak strengthens the eyesight.
11. Miswaak assists in digestion.
12. Miswaak clears the voice.
13. The greatest benefit of using miswaak is gaining the pleasure of Allah.
14. The reward of Salaah (Prayers) is multiplied 70 times if Miswaak was used before it.

Ibn Umar (R) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) 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)’.(Source:Al-Bukhari)

So what are you going to do, Cleanliness is half of our iman, when you wake up, brush your teeth inshallah, put on some oil’s and remember Allah loves beauty….Keep your intentions good.

Below are the times when usage of Miswaak is Sunnah:

1. For the recitation of the Qur’an.
2. For the recitation of Hadith.
3. When the mouth emits and odor.
4. For the learning or teaching of virtues of Islaam.
5. For making Dhikrullah (Remebrance of Allah, meditation).
6. After entering ones home.
7. Before entering any good gathering.
8. When experiencing pangs of hunger and thirst.
9. After the signs of death are evident.
10. At the time of Sehri.
11. Before meals.
12. Before undertaking a journey.
13. On returning from a journey.
14. Before sleeping.
15. Upon awakening.

Recently i came across miswak toothpaste, I don’t think its sunnah, maybe its just another way for islamic businesses to make halal consumption, oh well I’m not trying to knock their hustle, but im good with my miswak.

So next time you in the street, using a miswak, and people are breaking their heads wondering what your doing, its your chance to give dawah. Pass them the miswak.

Inshallah i hope all of us keep our teeth clean and most importantly watch what we say, because the tongue can lead us to the hell fire.

Visit this link to find out about a clinical study that was done about the miswak and why people are using it.

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10 Responses to Miswak or Toothbrush…just clean your teeth please.

  1. MiracleBrush.com November 7, 2007 at 12:39 am #

    JazakAllah for raising this important issue.

    You may also refer to our small project in trying to revive the sunnah of the miswak:


    All the best with your blog. Keep up the good work.


  2. aayaany December 23, 2007 at 1:50 am #


    miswaakING eh…bahaha

    …ima miswaakAHOLIC alhamdulilah indeed

    buh funny thing is i feel likey the only sister miswaakING…crazzzzzzzzy

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  3. Amasch August 14, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    I want to add something here for all who smoke. Miswak apart from having its positive effects on oral health is also a great way of cutting down on smoking. I am a born Muslim but i don't really practice islamic preachings (thats my choice) but there are certain things in Islam that are truly beneficial to our health. I always wanted to quit smoking but could not until i started using miswak. It reduces temporary stress which is one major reason why i started smoking and why others do it too. On the other hand, it also relieves you from nicotine craving.

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