Treasure our Fine Woods
Wooden prayer beads are rooted in a centuries-long tradition. Wood has always been an inherent part of Islamic art history. Tasbihs carved out of kuk or olive wood are instant classics, their beads reminiscent of trees as lifesavers. It takes years of growth and patience to get from the sapling to the bead. May this inspire you.
Did you know the ebony tree can easily live for 500 years? It is a slow grower. Feel the dense weight of these deep-dark wooden beads in your hands as you grow your way through life, reaching for the Heavens a bit more each day.
Adored by Ottoman tasbih traders, this nut was once so rare that kuk tasbihs were priced per gram. The hues of your tasbih will intensify as the years go by, as if the beads absorb the time you dedicate to devotion in their presence. Can you believe it?
ʿOud’s olfactory splendor instantly takes you through memories of blessed gatherings and sacred abodes. Yet those who know say it is actually an aroma caused by the tree’s stress reaction. The wound is the place where the Light gets in. Take a deep breath. You too will shine.
By the fig and the olive it was vowed. Your presence on this earth is precious. A supreme intentionality lies behind your existence. Remember it. Remember that, and remember yet again.