Description of 8 x 4 mm
Scented Agarwood (Oud, Ud, عود) Tasbih
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the first group to enter Paradise will be shining like the full moon, and those who follow them will be glittering like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not need to relieve themselves, nor emit secretions. Their combs will be gold and their sweat will smell like musk. agarwood will be their incense, and their wives will be the maidens of Paradise. All of them will look alike and will resemble their father Adam, being sixty cubits tall in the sky.”
(Sahih Muslim, 2834)
When the aquilaria tree becomes infected with a mold called Phialophora parasitica, it’s heartwood creates a valuable, dark, aromatic resin known as agarwood (Oud). As one would expect, the scent of agarwood is woody, but what makes it particularly unusual are the notes of bright fruits and mild florals.
Understandably, as shown in the hadith above, agarwood is referred to as ‘The Wood of God’. Countless traditional religious texts mention its use in a variety of ways; from medicinal treatments to ceremonial rituals such as fumigation. In Islam, Sayidna Umar Ibn al-Khatab, the second Caliph known as ‘Al-Farooq’ (one who distinguishes between truth and falsehood), made the tradition of fumigating mosques with oud a common practice. There is little doubt that the reason for this is that oud induces a connection with the transcendent by stimulating the psyche, body and consciousness.
For this agarwood rosary, Rumi's Garden has collaborated with a 5th generation Islamic tasbih guild based in Cairo. The guild produces some of the most beautiful and high quality handmade tasbihs in Egypt and they use natural materials. The tassels were created by West African students who make a living from their craft to support their own education at al-Azhar University.
Details of Oud Islamic Prayer Beads
۩ Bead Material: Handmade from Scented Agarwood (Aloeswood, Oud, Ud, Oudh, عود)
۩ Bead Size: Approximately 8 x 4 mm (Rounded Disk Beads)
۩ Rukn (Elongated Pillar) & Dividers: Handmade from Scented Agarwood
۩ Tassel: Moss + White
۩ Number of Beads: 100 (33-17-17-33)
۩ Length: Approximately 21 cm (without rukn)
۩ Weight: Approximately 20 grams
۩ Overall Size: Extra Small (XS)
۩ Packaging: Handmade hemp pouch
۩ SKU: ATB-0100-08x04R-191500