When you see a Muslim, his very different attire draws attention, but, above all, an object in the form of a necklace that he carries in his hand. This camándula is known as Tasbih and is used to pray the dhikr, which is a ritual that Muslims perform after each of the five obligatory prayers.
What is Tasbih?
The Tasbih, also known as Masbaha or Misbaha, is a kind of necklace or rosary made up of a rope where thirty-three beads are arranged and end in a tassel or ornament.
- Various sizes, materials and colours: The most used materials are wood and plastic, and the predominant colors are black, beige, white and ivory.
- Its meaning is swimming: It refers to being submerged in the ocean of Allah’s love and that he is in charge of having control.
- Diverse use: Even though its primary use is religious, it can be used in different ways, either to keep your hands busy, get rid of stress or simply maintain a custom.
Types of Tasbih
- Wooden tasbih
Wood is synonymous with humility and simplicity.
- Black onyx
It is very common to give it to the elderly as a sign of respect and appreciation.
- Misbah of Fayrouz
It helps to avoid the evil eye and the negative energies produced by the envoy.