When Marshal Mcluhan said “Medium is the message” he was wrong! It’s not what it is, it’s what you do with it. And if you don’t believe me, I can always throw the rusty knife example (no pun intended) at you. It goes like this: A knife is bad if you kill someone with it, but it’s good if you cut an apple with it.
So why am I ranting about something that makes no sense? Maybe because I want to start converting aluminum cigar holders into fancy Miswak Holders with Arabic calligraphy on them. Now that I’m getting emails and phone calls from all around the world, saying “Haram brother!” “Bida brother!” you understand why I had to give such a lengthy and defensive introduction to this concept.
You have to admit it will be pretty useful. I’ve seen brothers carry their Miswak in their dirty pockets, dashboards, mouths and other places which might not pass the censors – have some concern for hygiene ikhwati fillah!
Comment and let me know:
(1) How this idea flies with you?
(2) How much you would pay for it, with or without Miswak inside?
(3) Would you get it as a gift for someone else?