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Using the miswak increases eloquence, Hadith?

Question

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,  “Using the miswak increases a person’s eloquence”

 

Answer

The Muhaddithun have declared this Hadith extremely weak. In fact ‘Allamah Saghani (rahimahullah) and others have declared the Hadith a fabrication. The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.

(Refer: Mizanul I’tidal, vol. 3 pg. 202, Lisanul Mizan, vol. 6 pg. 96, Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 4838 and Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, Hadith: 233)

 

There are many other benefits of the miswak which should be quoted instead. See an example here.

‘Allamah Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullah) has also enlisted several benefits of using the miswak in Zadul Ma’ad, vol. 4 pg. 296

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar