Sunnah of Miswak

In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

"If I had not found it hard for my followers or the people, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak for every prayer."

(Vol. 2, Book 13, No. 12, Sahih Al-Bukhari)

The use of Miswak was popularised by Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h). The Muslim practice of using a twig of Miswak to scrub one's teeth before each prayer is amongst the credible sources which aided in inventing the toothbrush. Miswak not only has the chemicals for oral treatment but the twig also acts as a brush when used to scrub the teeth.