A Tasbih is a set of beads used to keep count of sacred recitations (Zikr) in the Islamic Tradition.
Performing Zikr with presence and concentration is considered by Muslims to be a spiritual practice that is fundamental to spiritual well-being.
It is with the Tasbih, that one’s full attention can be placed upon the sacred recitations in a manner that is believed to be transformative.
The Tasbih’s use is well established in Islamic history with references to it dating back to the prophetic era.
There are well-documented reports of close companions (disciples) of the Holy Prophet (SAW) using tools such as a knotted thread and even clear indications that the Prophet’s own wife (Safiyah) would use pebbles to keep count of her Zikr.