Sewak is sometimes referred to as the forgotten Sunnah.
Find a step-by-step guide on how to prepare your Miswak:
These all natural tooth brushes are made from the Salvadora Persica tree. By peeling the end and chewing on it the miswak transforms into nature's toothbrush!
In Islamic Tradition, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: But for my fear that it would be hard for my followers, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Sewak on every performance of ablution. Narrated by Abu Huraira (Miswak can be used in conjunction with a standard toothbrush if desired.)
The Common Toothbrush vs The Miswak
How to Use Your Miswak:
1. Use a sharp knife to make an incision about 2-3 centimetres away from the end, circling around the end.
2. Using the knife, cut the edges off from the end (starting from the incision) like sharpening the miswak. Continue doing so until the original surface is gone.
3. Now place your miswak facing down into a cup of warm-hot water, to soften the part that you will use as the brush.
4. Take the soft part out and start chewing for about 30 seconds, turning the miswak around in your mouth.
5. Pull at the edges of the tip, so that it appears the soft bristles are sprouting outwards.
6. You are now ready to brush! Whilst doing so, make sure to brush up and down and right between your teeth. (Note: When refreshing your miswak, follow the same steps, but cut off the soft brush part that you have used and begin 2-3 cm down.
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