- Availability: In Stock
- Brand: Altaiba-International
- Product Code: ALT000
Medium: 150 x 13 mm
New concept to safely and hygienically store your siwak after use. Plastic pen like miswak holder opens to keep your siwak clean from dust and insects. Keep the holder securely in your pocket, desk, or bathroom.
How to use: Soak the root in water for a few hours to soften the natural fibers. Then scrape off five to 10 millimeters of bark from the tip and gently chew until fibers have separated and the root becomes brush-like. Clean the teeth by rubbing the miswak up and down and sideways as you would a conventional plastic toothbrush. When the fibers become overused, simply cut off the tip of the miswak, scrape off more bark and continue to use as before. To retain freshness, keep miswak in the refrigerator or soak in water.
Muslims use what is called a miswak. A miswak, or siwak, is a small stick with which the teeth are rubbed and cleaned. The end is shaped into a brush through biting or chewing, which serve to separate the fibers and release the healing herbal powers of the twig. Some advantages of the miswak are that is does not require toothpaste, water or a special area to use it, and may be easily carried in one's purse or pocket. It is also disposable and biodegradable - therefore, it is the ultimate environmentally safe toothbrush. Some people even believe it works better than a toothbrush. Nevertheless, a more compelling reason to use the miswak is that it is Sunnah to do so.
Abu Hurairah reported that Prophet Mohammad (saws) said, "Were it not that I might overburden believers, I would have ordered them to use the miswak at every prayer" (Imam Muslim, Vol. 1).