The Miracle Tooth Stick!

miswaak.gifAssalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)

Although the use of the toothbrush is widespread, and many people still think that the only way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to brush them with a combination of man-made fibres and chemical paste, Muslims have been cleaning their teeth with something called a Miswaak (tooth stick) for centuries now, with much better results.

They are usually from the Peelu tree or from Olive branches, and have a slight, natural taste and flavour. The great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) always encouraged the use of the Miswaak, and he himself was meticulous in its use. It being the first thing he did when he woke up and the last thing when he took those rare moments of rest.

Here are a few benefits of using the Miswaak. You’ll find that it goes above and beyond simple oral care!

  • Miswaak eliminates bad odours and improves the sense of taste.
  • Miswaak sharpens the memory.
  • Miswaak eliminates bile.
  • Miswaak creates a fragrance in the mouth.
  • Miswaak is a cure for illness.
  • Miswaak strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
  • Miswaak assists in eliminating toothaches and prevents further increase of decay which has already set in.
  • Miswaak is a cure for headaches.
  • Miswaak creates Noor (radiance) on the face of the one who continually uses it.
  • Miswaak strengthens the eyesight.
  • Miswaak assists in digestion.
  • Miswaak clears the voice.
  • The reward or Salah is multiplied seventy times if Miswaak was used before it.
  • The greatest benefit of using Miswaak is gaining the pleasure of Allah.

So what ya waiting for? Go get one!

And Allah knows best.


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