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How to hold the miswak

Question

What is the sunnah method of holding the miswak? Is it proven from an authentic narration?

 

Answer

The Fuqaha (Jurists) mention the following method which is attributed to Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) as stated by Imam Hakim Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) and others.

The three middle fingers should be on the top, and the thumb and baby/pinky finger at the bottom of the miswak.

(Raddul Mukhtar, vol.1 pg.114 and Bugyatun Nussak of ‘Allamah Saffarini -rahimahullah-, pg.88-89)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar