What is a Tasbih?

 

Prayer beads or ‘tasbih’ are used in prayer, meditation, and to set intentions (reminders) called “mudhakkira”. Prayer beads are meant to be a constant companion. In many cultures, they are used to promote overall well-being, balance, and protection. 

 


The tasbih consists of a string of 99 beads that are looped into a circle. The two ends are passed through the larger, decorative bead where they are tied or woven into a knot - also known as the starting point of a tasbih. The larger bead at the tasbih's crown is called an imam which means 'leader' and it is so called because all recitations start at this point.


 

 

 All tasbih made by Grounded Revival consists of natural, semi-precious stones such as Turquoise, various Quartz (such as Amethyst), Onyx, Jasper, and Agate.