Tasbih/Beads in different Gemstones.It comes from “Supha” translated to recite the glories of God (Allah). There are so many things that you could repeat, that you could count, and you can use the tasbih for.
How to use the beadsTesbih has 99 beads each symbolizing the ninety nine names of Allah in Islam. Sometimes only 33 beads are used, in this case, the Tesbih would be cycled 3 times to reach 99. Repeated throughout the first thirty three beads is the main phrase “SubhanAllah” translated as “Praise be to God.” In the next thirty three beads say the phrase, “Glory be to God,” or “Alhumdulillah” and for the last thirty three final beads repeat “Allahuekber” or God is most great. These final repetitions bring the total number of prayers to one-hundred as based on the dictation of the Holy Quran.
Tasbih/Beads in different gemstones & other sources:Various materials are used to make tasbih. The most common are wood, olive seeds, plastic, coconut, pebbles, etc. But there more expensive materials are used as amber, cornelian, ivory, jade, meerschaum, pearls, rhino horn or other gemstones. Wooden beads are made from; Agalloch, Ebony, Olive Tree, Rose Tree, Rosewood, etc. Today, artisans continue making manual tesbihs but their numbers are fewer. Some craftsmen were working even for months to make antique tesbih to preserve the heritage.
Gemstone prayer beadsGemstone prayer beads have been created to echo the user’s personal intentions. Gemstones of high quality and 100% silk cord are peacefully hand knotted by artisans between each bead to become supple all throughout its use. These prayer beads, full of flowing grace while in used are folded gracefully into the palm. As believers of the power of intent and form, crafters understood that consciousness affects all, so they worked in a peaceful state of mind, with the highest good for the final owner. When these prayer beads are purchased, they are prepared to provide owner with specific prayer or intent.
Choices of your gemstone prayer beadsAs these are powerful tools working with you doing japa, mantra or prayer, each gemstone is enhanced with your own type of energy:
- Amethyst for wisdom;
- Rose quartz for love;
- Aventurine to bring new growth;
- Bloodstone for courage & leadership;
- Chakra for balance; and
- Black onyx for self-mastery.