What is the status of the following narration?
“Use the miswak, for it purifies the mouth, pleases Allah Ta’ala, pleases the Angels, increases good deeds, it is Sunnah, sharpens the eyesight, cures scurvy [a disease affecting the gums], strengthens the gums, removes phlegm and fragrances the mouth”
Imam Ibn ‘Adiy (rahimahullah) and Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma).
(Al Kamil, vol. 4 pg. 367 and Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 2521)
This Hadith has been transmitted with a weak chain, but it is suitable to quote.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar