Item Number: 293
Description of 7 x 6 mm Coquilla Nut (Kuk) 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, which is easily fashioned into resiliently hard prayer beads.
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 7 x 6 mm (Small, flat bead)
۩ Rukn (Elongated pillar) & Dividers: Handmade from coquilla nut
۩ Tassel: Brown and Burgandy
۩ Number of Beads: 100
۩ Length: Approximately 33 cm (with rukn)
۩ Weight: Approximately 30 grams
۩ Packaging: Handmade hemp pouch