Is this Hadith authentic?
Sa’id ibn Jubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:
‘By keeping the miswak on the ground if a person becomes mad [majnun], he should blame none other than himself.’
Is this why they say that it is recommended to keep the miswak standing instead of keeping it horizontal?
This is not a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).
In the quote you have provided, it is cited as the statement of the famous Tabi’i; Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah).
This appears in several fiqh books like the following:
Halabatul Mujalli, vol.1 section on the miswak,
Raddul Muhtar, vol.1 pg.115
Al-I’lam, bi fawaidi ‘Umdatil Ahkam, vol.1 pg.564
These sources cite Imam Hakeem Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) to have quoted this, without any mention of a chain.
However, after citing this, [among other etiquettes of the miswak] Hafiz Ibnul Mulaqqin (rahimahullah)- a renowned Hadith master and Faqih- states:
‘These are good etiquettes that one should adopt, as they are a source of good.’
(Al-I’lam, bi fawaidi ‘Umdatil Ahkam, vol.1 pg.564)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar