Once a thriving tradition, Islamic prayer beads crafting is now essentially a lost art. With only a few surviving capable artisans around the world and the introduction of cheap imitations it is only a matter of time before this tradition is lost.
WITH YOU BasmalaBeads will revive, preserve and enrich the art of fine Islamic prayer beads.
I've been using beads as a part of my path for over 40 years, and I can say without any hesitation that this set is the finest I've ever used. I've already run thousands of rounds and have come to feel very close to this Misbaha. I may find myself purchasing more than one for the simple artistry of them. They may seem pricey, but in my opinion they're worth every single penny.
— Mo, USA
“The craftsmanship alone in the beads makes them some of the most beautiful on the market. I bought two pairs for my wife and I several months ago, she really loves them. Durable, elegant, made with all natural products. We're so happy with our beads we bought 3 more as gifts! The boxes they come in make the perfect gifts.”
— Moumin, USA
“Excellent Islamc prayer beads. I'm used to the cheap Chinese made ones but this took my breath away. It is top quality and it is big compared to conventional ones. It feels amazing in my hands. ...It also seems pretty sturdy and it is light. It comes in a nice box. Definitely worth the price, this is like a piece of jewelry to me which hopefully if it lasts, I'll have my kids inherit it. Btw this would make an excellent b-day gift.”
— John, USA
BasmalaBeads are the fruits of a labor of love.
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The most fundamental practice of the Islamic tradition is remembrance or dhikr. Like the 5 daily prayers it takes on different forms and it is the means to inner tranquility, purification, and most importantly knowledge of God (SWT). The beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) prescribed a variety of recitations that are meant to be recited with concentration and presence . His disciples (known as The Companions) used numerous methods to keep count of these recitations including elaborate finger counting techniques, pebbles,and knotted string. In the following centuries Islamic prayer beads (also called tesbih, sibha, and tespih) truly blossomed at the hands of God conscious artisans who elevated this craft to a unique expressions of Islamic art. Similar to Islamic architecture across the world, many distinct styles and motifs of Islamic prayer beads were imbued by the culture and heritage of the artisans.