Miswak stick is a twig used for mouth and teeth cleaning. The use of miswak was first introduced by Egyptian and Romans thousands of years ago. Ever since its origin 7000 years ago, Miswak toothpage and stick is still used today for its amazing benefits. The Miswak stick is extracted from various trees, except for some that are poisonous or harmful for example, pomegranate and myrtle tree.
Islamic Perspective of Miswak
Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. was very fond of using Miswak. The usage of Miswak as a way of cleaning and purifying the mouth and is very pleasing to Allah. The use of Miswak is a great Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. Moreover, Miswak was used by all Messengers of Allah, even before Holy Prophet S.A.W.
There are various Hadiths that refer to the use of Miswak,
Bukhari narrated that Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. said,
“Siwaak cleanses the mouth and pleasures the LORD (Allah)”
There are several Hadith that refer to the use of Miswak. In the Sahihain, it is narrated that Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. said
“If it was not for the fact that my nation would not be able to bear it, I would have ordered them to use Siwaak before every prayer”.
Benefits of Using Miswak Stick
Miswak brings innumerable benefits. It is a complete dental and oral care package and it must be used by us before ablution, in the morning and before going to sleep. Following are the benefits you can get by using Miswak.