Miswak Benefits In Islam And Hadith

๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ค ๐๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ˆ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐‡๐š๐๐ข๐ญ๐ก

Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ญ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ (๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž ๐›๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ) ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐: โ€œ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐š ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐”๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ก, ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฐ๐ฎ๐๐ฎโ€™ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ฎ๐๐ฎ.โ€ (๐๐ฎ๐ค๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข, ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ)

๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ค ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐š๐ง ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฌ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ญ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ (๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ž ๐›๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ) ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž:

๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ˆ๐ง ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ค

Alkaloidsโ€”Salvadorine, Trimethylamineโ€”have an antibacterial effect

Silicaโ€”natural abrasive, removes stains

Calcium, Chlorides, and Fluoridesโ€”are important for dental care. Flouride helps in remineralizing the tooth structure.


Vitamin C

Resinsโ€”Form a protective layer over the enamel to prevent the formation of caries

Tanninsโ€”Function as a natural astringent, stimulate premolar saliva production

Saponins, Flavonoids, and Sterols in small amounts

Essential oilsโ€”impart a mild taste and fragrance, stimulate the production of saliva, and help relieve flatulence

๐๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Ž๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ค

๐…๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐“๐จ๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฒ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐‚๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

One of the greatest blessings of this modern age has been the wide availability of food. Sweet, sour, tangy, bitter, farm fresh, processedโ€”you name it, and your supermarket probably has it. But the increase in the availability of food, especially rich-in-sugar processed food, has manifested itself in the growing incidences of tooth decay in the general population.

Tooth decay occurs when enamel (the glossy white cover on your teeth) is destroyed. But how does it get destroyed despite regular brushing you ask? Simple. Our mouths harbor hundreds of different varieties of bacteriaโ€”some good, some bad. These bacteria use starch and sugar present in food to produce acid that wears off the enamel, thereby ushering in the process of decay that eventually leads to a cavity.

While most commercial toothpaste uses fluoride as a means to beat this decay, another effective solution to this is right inside you in the form of your saliva. Saliva helps fight tooth decay by preventing the buildup of acid and giving your teeth time to repair themselves. Miswak has been known to increase the formation of saliva in the mouth without the need for any commercial enhancers or additives, thus naturally fighting tooth decay.

Additionally, using Miswak helps strengthen teeth enamel thanks to the sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and calcium oxide present in Miswak, thereby promoting tooth whitening too.

๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐€๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ซ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ช๐ฎ๐ž

Did you know that plaque is building up in your mouth as you read this? (No, donโ€™t rush to rinse now, breathe).

Surprisingly enough, the formation of plaque is a common process. Plaque is what they call the colorless film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and gums as the bacteria grow and multiply. But while regular brushing can easily remove plaque, its build-up leads to the formation of โ€˜tartarโ€™โ€”a visible yellow coloration that sticks to the teeth and gums and may cause gum disease and tooth loss in the future.

The easiest way to prevent the buildup of tartar and plaque, and thereby prevent gum disease and tooth loss, is to brush regularly and in the right manner. Miswak being the โ€˜toothbrush twigโ€™ helps here thanks to its antibacterial property that prevents the bacteria from accumulating on the teeth and gums.

๐‘๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Œ๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐๐จ๐ซ

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is an indicator of a multitude of dental issues. Starting from eating particularly strong foods, to gum disease, and dental cavities, bad breath is a clear warning that things are not how they should be within your mouth. A lack of the production of saliva can lead to malodor too.

Considering how there isnโ€™t one certain cause for bad breath, an all-in-one solution can go a long way in treating this condition. Miswakโ€™s strong antibacterial activity along with its property of enhancing saliva production in the mouth is an effective remedy for bad breath. Additionally, since it is a naturally occurring substance, using the twig releases certain compounds that create a mild fragrance that is peculiar to Miswak.

๐…๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ฆ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐€๐ง๐ ๐†๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ฌ

The human mouth harbors no less than 700 different strains of bacteria, not all of which are harmful. While most of the bacteria present in the mouth aid in the breakdown of food, and in many cases even help maintain healthy teeth and gums, some bacteria are bad bacteria that actively destroy the teeth and gums. Dental cavities, tartar, gum disease, and periodontitisโ€”a painful condition affecting the gums and jaw boneโ€”are all related to bacteria residing in the mouth.

In numerous studies conducted by the World Health Organization, and other independent research groups, Miswak has been shown to contain a number of active antibacterial compounds that actively fight bacterial growth in the mouth. Also, people using Miswak on a regular basis were seen to suffer from lesser instances of oral hygiene issues than those who didnโ€™t/use regular toothpaste and tooth powders.

๐๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฌ

Hereโ€™s a pro tipโ€”if youโ€™re worried about whether or not your oral health is in good shape, look at your gums. The gums are the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth and help keep them in good condition. And as such, any condition affecting the teeth is manifested in the gums too.

Plaque build-up affects the gums, just as it affects the teeth. The development of plaque into tartar can affect the gums and teeth in three different ways, namely Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Advanced Periodontitis. Most of us might have experienced the sharp pain of having something too cold or hot once in a while.

However, if this is a regular occurrence and is accompanied by swelling and inflammation of the gums, the condition is called Gingivitis and needs immediate attention and treatment. Untreated gingivitis with a further buildup of tartar affects the underlying bone structure causing gums to recede, dentures to change, and teeth to be lost eventuallyโ€”a painful, irreversible condition known as advanced periodontitis

๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐€๐ง๐ ๐€๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐œ

Apart from the benefits of Miswak in oral hygiene and health, It has certain therapeutic effects to recommend its use too. Antioxidant enzymes such as peroxidase, catalase, and polyphenol oxidase present in Miswak are said to have anti-carcinogenic properties, that is, they help prevent cancer. While it is yet to be established how effective Miswak is at fighting cancer that already exists in the body, its use as a preventive measure has been established via research.

Additionally, the active ingredients present in Miswak have analgesic, or pain relieving, properties that help deal with inflammation and pain, especially in the gums.

When was the last time a toothbrush could claim this?

๐‘๐ž๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž

A key benefit of using Miswak has been its refreshing aftertaste and fragrance. Packed with a whole load of naturally occurring volatile aromatic compounds, using Miswak promotes a feeling of cleanliness and pleasant breath that is comparable to that of any commercially available mouthwash.

Allah knows Best.


Source: Br. Marshall Gregory