|All our sterling silver Islamic tasbihs come with silver foil gift boxes.
|Sterling Silver Tasbihs
|These tasbihs (tesbihs, misbaha, subhas, Muslim rosary or
prayer beads) are unique in that they are also strung on a durable
sterling silver foxtail chain with beautiful sterling silver
alifs/imams and dividers. A perfect gift item. Each tasbih comes
in silver foil gift box.
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 praise Him.
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.”
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