Miswak - Siwak
A miswak is a highly effective natural toothbrush. It
was the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to
use one. The miswak has many components including
natural detergents, resins and fluoride. It is obtained
from the finest Arak or Peelu twigs and processed and
vacuum packed to preserve its freshness.
Preparation and Use
By gently chewing on the tip of the miswak, the bark
will peel off and the miswak will become like a
toothbrush. You can also remove about a half of an
inch of the bark with a knife or razor blade. It is
recommended that teeth be brushed horizontally. The
siwak, as it is also called, should be stored vertically
There are numerous benefits to this form of cleaning
the teeth and promoting oral health. This Islamic oral
hygiene product kills bacteria that cause gum disease.
It fights cavities, plaque and eliminates bad breath.
Use of the miswak gives a sweet smell to the mouth
and is known to increase salivation. Daily use of the
miswak improves intelligence, memory and sense of
taste. It aids digestion, enhances eyesight and is good
for general health. Apart from its numerous health
benefits, it is also part of Islamic tradition to use the
miswak before every prayer. In several hadiths
(Islamic traditions) it is stated that the prophet
Muhammad told of the benefits of miswak saying that
the Miswak improves intelligence, memory and
inhanses eyesight. Furthermore, the enzymes from the
peelu wood improves the sense of taste and aids the
The miswak sticks sold here are of the finest quality,
and their low price makes them an excellent buy for
your personal use or as gifts for family and friends.
Peelu sticks have a natural, delicious flavor and
contain no chemicals, preservatives, sugar or
The miswak (miswaak, siwak, sewak) is an effective
natural oral care solution. The miswak is made from the
root of the peelu tree (Salvadora persica) known in Arabic
as "arak." It is often mentioned (in hadith) that the Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH) recommended its use.
Examples of hadith concerning the miswak:
The Prophet said, "But for my fear that it would be hard for my
followers, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak
on every performance of ablution."
Aisha said, "The Prophet said, 'It (i.e., siwak) is a purification for the
mouth and it is a way of seeking God's pleasure."
'Abd al-Rahman son of Abu Sa`id al-Khudri reported on the authority
of his father that the Messenger of God said: "Bathing on Friday for
every adult, using of Miswak and applying some perfume, that is
available-these are essential. So far as the perfume that is concerned, it
may be that used by a lady."
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