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Fasih means ‘ablution’ in Arabic. The word ‘tasbih’ comes from two words, ‘tafs’ meaning’basin’ and ‘bir’ meaning ‘water’. The repetition of the word ‘tasbih’ is part of a traditional Muslim ritual which commenced with the call of ulama or holy men to prayer, as mentioned in the Sunnah.

Tasbih, like many of the traditions that are followed today, began with the call for prayer by an individual Muslim. The recitation of verses of Quran is done by following a pre-determined rhythm, and tasbih has been interpreted differently in different societies and communities, depending on the norms of that community. For example, the followers of Islam in India consider a repetition of tasbih to be sufficient prayer. However, in Arab societies where Islamic law requires it to be said by an imam, a repetition of tasbih cannot be done. A similar rule applies to Muslims who recited tasbih while fasting.

Muslims in Pakistan and other South Asian countries regard repetition of tasbih as an unnecessary and wasteful prayer. Instead, it is believed that tasbih has a spiritual purpose, since the repetition of tasbi has the effect of drawing closer to God. Since the prophet Muhammad (SAW), peace be upon him, made tasbih compulsory for Muslims, following his command is viewed as one way of reaching God. Recitation of tasbih or a form of it is also seen as a way of keeping away from evil and thus bringing closer to the One Who supplies the true path to paradise.

Tasking aura or reading the quran is seen as an appropriate way of learning tasbih. However, a number of scholars argue that reading the quran is more important than reciting tasbih since the latter is considered to be extra ornaments. They argue that by reciting the Quran, one can achieve a better understanding of the meaning of tasbih in the mosques. Recitations of the Quran are therefore preferable in the present day to reading it in its original manner. This article will briefly discuss the traditional and classical forms of tasbih prayer.

The classical tasbih prayer is recited in a flowing, conversational tone. It is usually accompanied by the recitation of Allahu-akbar. Recitation of both the prayer beads and the recitation of Allahu-akbar are mandatory during Salat al-Fitr and Fasting. By performing this, one should show respect to others and one should also make sure that his or her intentions are sincerely performed for the sake of Allah and the religion of Islam.

The classical tasbih that follows the principles of Islamic Shari’a law is also known as mishap. This prayer is also performed with the same recitation of the Quran, but this time, an alternative prayer or verse from the Quran is recited instead. Recitations of verses from the Quran or of a Hadith such as “In your face is the fear of Allah” are not allowed. Only Muslim prayers that follow the laws of sharia are allowed in this case.

The classical forms of tasbi prayer also include Muslim prayers, which are commonly referred to as masnawi. In this case, Muslim men and women exchange prayer beads and rosaries and proceed to pray. The beads may be ordinary prayer beads or special ones made by Muslims, although special prayer beads and rosaries are considered to be more appropriate to wear during tasbih prayers. The rosaries are used for wearing inside the house and it can be worn outside in the front of the house, inside the house or even on the move if it is allowed. Although the prayer beads alone may not play a role in the recitation of verses in tasbih, the use of them in conjunction with the recitation of Quran is highly significant. For example, if the Quran is recited while standing on one’s feet in the presence of other Muslims, then using special prayer beads for tasbih has its benefits.

There are several types of Muslim religious jewelry that is frequently used in various tasbih rituals. The most commonly used prayer beads in Arabic countries are the plain colored ones, which are often used for reciting the shahada in mosques. Special Arabic diamond prayer beads and silver tasbih necklaces are also widely used. The traditional green silk burial garments called names are often adorned with Arabic text inscribed on them as well.

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