Description of 8 x 5 mm Coquilla Nut (
Kuk, Kaukah, Cuk, كوك) Tasbih
The coquilla nut is a seed pod from a palm tree now most commonly found in Latin America. It is well suited to tasbihs because it yields a smoothly polished surface that is extremely resilient.
In Islamic folklore passed down from generation to generation, it is said that Prophet Sulaiman Ibn Dawud used the properties of this magnificent palm to control the jinn while Prophet Noah built his Ark from the tree itself. Though there are no written texts to confirm these stories, the coquilla nut holds a special place in Islamic culture and history. Some of its healing properties include the boosting of the immune system and the reduction of arthritis. The more one uses the beads of the kukka seed, the darker they get.
With immense pleasure, Rumi's Garden has been able to work with a small Islamic prayer bead guild to handcraft this 100 beaded sibha. The guild is located in the heart of Cairo across from the mosque of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Imam al-Husayn. The brown and red tasseling of this set were commissioned to West African students of the University of Al-Azhar who have learnt this art from their forefathers.
Details of Coquilla Nut Islamic Prayer Beads
۩ Country of Origin: Egypt
۩ Bead Material: Handmade from Coquilla Nut (Kuk, Kaukah, Cuk, كوك)
۩ Bead Size: Approximately 8 x 5 mm (Rounded Disk Bead)
۩ Rukn (Elongated pillar) & Dividers: Handmade from Coquilla Nut
۩ Tassel: Coffee Brown and Red
۩ Number of Beads: 100 (33-17-17-33)
۩ Length: Approximately 27 cm (without rukn)
۩ Weight: Approximately 44 grams
۩ Overall Size: Small (S)
۩ Packaging: Handmade hemp pouch
۩ SKU: ATB-0400-08x05R-041200