The branches of Imaan

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(1) There is a hadith in Muntakhab Ahadees book which mentions 70 branches of faith (Emaan). What are those 70 branches of faith which Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has taught?

(2) In Fazail a A’amal, it is mentioned in Fazail a Namaz that there are 70 benefits of using Miswak. What are those 70 benefits of miswak?



1. The hadeeth is silent about these seventy branches. Ulama have explained this according to their understanding.

2. As above.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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