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here is the تسبيح i made :) - Dubai
i made it yesterday en el 9ob7
Tasbih (تسبيح) is a form of dhikr that involves the repetitive utterances of short sentences glorifying God, in Islam. To keep track of counting either the phalanges of the right hand or a misbaha is used. The tasbih is similar to the komboskini of the Eastern Church and the rosary in the Roman Catholic Church.
The term tasbih is an irregular derivation from subhan, which is the first word of the constitutive sentence of the first third of the canonical form (see below) of tasbih. The word literally means, as a verb, "to travel swiftly" and as a noun, "duties" or "occupation." However, in the devotional context tasbih means to say, Subhana Allah, which is often used in the Qur'an with the preposition 'an (عن) with the meaning, "'God is [de]void' [of what they (polytheists) attribute to Him]", for example (Al-Tawba: 31, Al-Zumar 67, et. al). Without this preposition it means something like "Glory be to God."
Canonical form "Tasbih of Fatima"
- Allahu akbar (الله أكبر) (God is the Greatest) – repeated 34 times.
- Alhamdulillah (الحمد لله) (Praise be to God) – repeated 33 times.
- Subhan'Allah (سبحان الله) (Glory be to God) – repeated 33 times.
What is made of?
"Tasbih" are most commonly made of various stones or wooden bead, but also of olive seeds, ivory, amber, pearls or plastic. Stone beads (mineral and animal based) are made of; carnelian, amber, tortoiseshell, glass, meerschaum, ivory, pearl, coral, coconut, pebble, mother of-pearl, jade, rhino horn, etc. whereas wooden beads are made of; ebony, agalloch, rosewood, olive wood, etc. Besides 99 beads, tasbih also consists of: the "nisane", a disc which separates each 33 beads, the "pul", a small bead that marks the seventh position, the "tassel", which is a long piece marking the beginning of the string, and the "tepelik" at the top of the tassel. In 33 bead tasbih, "nisane" separates 11 beads and there is no "pul". its 33 34 33
A misbaha, a device used for counting tasbih
A misbaha (Arabic: مسبحة), subha (Arabic:سبحة), Tasbih (Urdu), or tespih (Albanian, Turkish and Bosnian) is a string of prayer beads which is traditionally used by Muslims to keep track of counting in tasbih.
The Misbaha is also known as Tasbih (تسبيح) -not to be confused with Tasbih a type of dhikr-in non-Arab Muslim regions or Sibha in some Arabic dialects e.g. Libyan Arabic. In Turkey, the beads are known as Tespih
What is use for?
A misbaha is a tool used to perform dhikr, including the 99 Names of Allah, and the glorification of God after regular prayer.
It is often made of wooden beads, but also of olive seeds, ivory, amber, pearls or plastic. A misbaha usually consists of 99 beads (corresponding to the 99 Names of Allah), or sometimes 33 beads (in which case one cycles through them 3 times to equal 99).
It is thought that in the early Muslim era loose pebbles were used or that people counted on their fingers.
According to the 17th century allamah Muhammad Baqir Majlisi, after the Battle of Uhud, Fatimah would visit the Martyrs' Graveyard every two or three days and then made a misbaha of Hamza's tomb soil. After that, people started making and using Misbhas.
Followers of Wahhabism disapprove of the misbaha, arguing that Muhammad only used the fingers of his right hand and this is how all Muslims should pray. It is said that the 33-bead misbaha represents, to Christians, the 33 years of Christ's earthly existence, while those of 99 beads represent the 33 years multiplied by the three manifestations of God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
This is a rare Misbaha set made of Dominican blue amber.
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