Rasulullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam has said that offering two rakaats salaah after having used the ‘miswak’ is more superior than offering seventy rakaats without miswak.

In another hadith we are urged to be regular about using miswak, as it has ten advantages:

  1. It cleanses the mouth.

  1. It is a means of Allah’s pleasure.

  1. It makes the Shaitaan angry.

  1. Allah makes the user of miswak His friend.

  1. The angels make the miswak user their friend.

  1. It strengthens the gums.

  1. It eliminates saliva.

  1. It results in a pleasant fragrance emitting from the mouth.

  1. At the time of death, it will enable the dying person to recite the Kalima.

  1. Over and above all this it is the Sunnah.

Making the miswak was the last act of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam.

The Ulema have stated seventy advantages in the use of the miswak. On of the most significant being the opportunity of reciting Kalima Shahadat at the time of death.

Hazrat Rahmatullah Alayh’s use of miswak:

Hazrat Rahmatullah Alayh was always very particular about using the miswak. Even though he had no teeth left, he used it on his gums. Due to weakness, the khadim who assisted him in making Wudhu also helped him with the miswak. If the khadim forgot Hazrat Rahmatullah Alayh reminded him of it.

Extracted From Qutub-Ul-Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikh Ul Hadith Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Rahmat-Ullah-Alayh’s Adherence To The Sunnah And Love For Rasulullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam