|All our exotic wood tasbihs are made by Muslims and are of
the highest quality. Below you will see our popular iron wood
(stigi) tasbih prayer beads in different designs. The majority
have adjustable tension and most come with 10-bead and/or
3-bead counters for extra repetitions and a space marker.
|These iron wood tasbihs (prayer beads, dhikr beads) are very popular because
of their weight. They are made from Indonesian stigi wood.
|Iron Wood Tasbihs
Prayer Beads - Dhikr Beads
|All of our online tasbihs come in cotton-filled
2-part gift boxes.
|About the Tasbih
The word tasbih (also known as tesbih or misbaha) is a reference to prayer beads used by
Muslims. The word is related to supha or sebha, which means “to recite Allah’s glories.”
Keeping a tasbih with you is a beautiful way to both remember Allah and remind you to
Usually, a tasbih has 99 beads, each one symbolizing one of the 99 most revered names of
Allah. There are also 33-bead tasbihs. After each set of 33 beads (in a 99-bead set), you
will find a nisane, or a disc. In a 33-bead tasbih, the discs are placed after every 11 beads.
Most tasbihs have tassels, which are usually made of string but are sometimes made of
beads. The tassel, frequently attached to a large Alif/Imam bead, hangs between the first set
of beads and the last set.
Tasbihs are usually comprised of a range of beads or stones, precious or otherwise.
Wooden beads are the most common, and you will find them in a range of varieties - from
fragrant sandalwood, tamarind, citrus wood, coffee to ironwood. Sugar palm and petrified
wood beads are also commonly available.
There was a time when tasbih beads were always handmade, but today you will find very
few craftsmen who do this. If you purchase a tasbih made of a fragrant wood, you will have
to store it in a wooden box to help retain its fragrance. Wood is often brought in from Africa,
India and Egypt as well as South America to make these beads. The original craftsmen
were located primarily in Istanbul, and they sold to buyers throughout the Islamic world.
Some praises Muslims commonly repeat using a tasbih are “Subhanallah,” which translates
to "praise be to Allah,” “Alhamdulillah,” which means "glory be to Allah,” “Allahuakbar,” which
means “Allah is great,” and “La ilahaillallah,” which means “there is no god but Allah.”
|Naturally dyed iron wood (stigi) tasbih
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