Description of Cinnamon (قرفة) Tasbih
Known since remote antiquity, cinnamon belongs to the genus Cinnamomum in the family Lauraceae. The etymology of the word cinnamon is said to have been borrowed by the Greeks from the Phoenicians. It was so highly regarded in ancient times that it was given as gifts to kings. With the Greeks, an inscription exists that states that cinnamon was gifted to the temple of Apollo at Miletus. Herodotus and Aristotle wrote that the Arabian Peninsula was the source of cinnamon; they recounted that large ‘cinnamon birds’ would collect cinnamon sticks from an unknown land where the trees grew; these giant birds would use the sticks to create their nests. In his masterpiece, The Book of Healing, the famous philosopher Avicenna mentions cinnamon for its benefits to treat various ailments including dyspepsia and memory loss.
Rumi's Garden has the immense pleasure of bringing you a cinnamon tasbih that was created in collaboration with a 5th generation Islamic prayer bead-making guild based in Egypt's old market in proximity to the Sayidna Husayn mausoleum. The beads have a very strong and wonderful scent and the beads are extremely soft to the touch. Indeed the cinnamon tasbih is fit for a king.
Details of Large Islamic Prayer Beads Set made of Cinnamon
۩ Country of Origin: Egypt
۩ Bead Material: Cinnamon
۩ Bead Size: Approximately 8 x 8 mm (Spherical Segment Beads)
۩ Rukn (Elongated Pillar) & Dividers: Handmade from Cinnamon
۩ Tassel: Coffee Brown + Mustard
۩ Number of Beads: 100 (33-17-17-33)
۩ Length: Approximately 39 cm (without rukn)
۩ Weight: Approximately 41 grams
۩ Overall Misbaha Size: Large (L)
۩ Packaging: Handmade hemp pouch
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