We Had a Tongue Cleaner Over 1400 Years Ago: [Siwaak Is Not Only Specified For Use On The Teeth]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Abu Burda narrated, “My father (Abu Musa) said, ‘I came to the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and saw him carrying a Siwaak in his hand and cleaning his teeth, saying, ‘U’, ‘U’, as if he was retching while the Siwaak was in his mouth'”.

Benefits From This Hadeeth:

It is legislated to use the Siwaak on the tongue for a longer time. As for the teeth, what is more desired is that the Siwaak is made to come into contact with them widthways – across the mouth.

Siwaak is not specified for use on the teeth only. [Ref 1]


More about benefits of Siwaak, listen here:

The Virtues Of The Siwaak By Shaikh Abdul Waahid [Abu Khadeejah]


The Siwaak – [Ustaadh Abu Humayd- Saalim]


[Ref 1: Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. Hadeeth Number 244. Excerpt from ‘Faithful Baari 1/462-463. Publisher: Daarus Salaam 1st edition 1421AH (2000)]

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