Miswaak creates a fragrance in the mouth. Miswaak is a cure for illness. Miswaak eliminates bad odors and improves the sense of taste. Miswaak is a cure for headaches. Miswaak causes the teeth to glow.
The greatest benefit of using miswaak is gaining the pleasure of Allah. 70 times if Miswaak was used before it. For the recitation of the Qur’an. When the mouth emits and odor.
For the learning or teaching of virtues of Islaam. When experiencing pangs of hunger and thirst. After the signs of death are evident. The Miswaak should be a straight twig, devoid of roughness.
The Miswaak should not be too hard nor too soft. The Miswaak should not be used while one is lying down. The Miswaak should be the thickness of the forefinger. Before using the Miswaak, it should be washed. After use it should be washed as well.
The Miswaak should not be sucked. The Miswaak should be placed vertically when not in use. It should not be thrown onto the ground. If the Miswaak is dry it should be moistened with water prior to use.