Tasbih Prayer Beads
Beautiful Tasbihs Hand Made for you by a Father Daughter Team
Since ancient times, prayer beads have been used in many religious traditions including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Prayer beads have traditionally been used for meditation, chants or repetitive devotions, called dhikr (remembrance of God) in Islam.
Prayer beads are used particularly the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa for relaxation, anxiety reduction, prayer, and meditation. They go by many names, also called tasbih (or tasbeeh), misbaha, komboloi, sebha, worry beads, anxiety beads or fidget beads.
In the Islamic tradition, Tasbih (or Tasbeeh) is a form of dhikr involving repeating of short words or phrases glorifying God (Allah). To keep track of counting a Tasbih or Misbaha is used, which is also the Islamic word for prayer beads or rosary. Supha means to recount the glories of Allah, and this is what Muslims do when they pray with the Misbaha beads. Muslim prayer beads are usually composed of 33 or 99 beads, to help recite the 99 names of Allah.
Every unique set of tasbih or sebha featured here is handmade, by a father/daughter artisan team, born out of their love for making sebha in Baghdad, Iraq. The team now works in California, crafting these beautiful tasbihs by hand, as they have been for more than a thousand years.
Cycling each bead through your fingers provides a visually intriguing, purposeful way to focus, meditate, or simply give your hands something to do during meetings, work or play. Each set is handcrafted with natural stones, with the highest quality and care as a piece of functional art for the individual. Delicate but durable, each one of a kind sebha is able to go anywhere you do.
The artists' philosophy is that, when dealing with whatever life brings you, holding onto something beautiful will calm you and will become a powerful physical and mental meditative practice.