ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF THE MISWAAK
Sharpens the Memory. Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu anhu) said that: “Miswaak sharpens the memory.
Sharpens the Intelligence.
· Four things increase the Intelligence
· Shunning of nonsensical talks
· Use of the Miswaak
· Sitting in the company of the pious, and Sitting in the company of the Ulama. (TIBBE NABAWI)
Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu anhu) said that: “Miswaak removes slime”. (IHYA-UL-ULOOM)
A Cure for Illness. Hadhrat Aisha (Radhiyallahu anha) said that: “Miswaak (its constant use) is a cure for all illness excepting Death”. (REPORTED BY DAILAMI IN FIRDAUS)
Miswaak increases the eloquence of one’s speech. Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu anhu) said that “Miswaak increases the eloquence of a person.”. (AL-JAAMI’)
Use of the Miswaak graces one with the companionship of the Angels. And, the greatest benefit of using the Miswaak is the attainment of Allah Ta’ala’s Pleasure.
Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu anhu), the fourth Khalif of Islam said: “Make the Miswaak (i.e. its use) incumbent upon you, and be constant in this practice because Allah’s Pleasure is in it and it increases the Reward of Salaat from ninety-nine times to four hundred times”.
TIME WHEN USAGE OF THE MISWAAK IS SUNNAT
For the recitation of the Qur’aan.
For the recitation of Hadith. When the mouth emits an odour. For the learning or teaching of virtues of Islam. For making Thikrullah (Remembrance of Allah, meditation). After entering ones home. Before entering any good gathering. . When experiencing pangs of hunger and thirst. After the signs of death are evident. At the time of Sehri. . Before meals. Before undertaking a journey. On returning from a journey. Before sleeping. Upon awakening.
One of the Sunnats of Wudhu is to use a Miswaak. Wherever a Miswaak is available and is not used, the full beauty and complete Sawaab of the Wudhu is not realised. Those who neglect the use of the Miswaak invite upon themselves a great misfortune by being deprived of the tremendous amount of Sawaab (Reward) which this noble practice carries.