Tawhid is the word translate as “God is Truth” and is use in many Islamic nations as a symbol of religious faith. Tawhid can also mean “practical faith” in English, but it is more commonly referre to as “taqweed” or “tasbih”. It is use to express a belief in God with absolute certainty, though not to the extent as to be worshipe as a god. Tawhid is a spiritual form of dhirah, similar to Islam’s Hajj but with much less emphasis on performing acts of worship.
Tawhid can also be call by “followers of God’s path”, “surrounding the Kaaba at Mecca in prayer”, or simply “ablution”. Like most forms of Islam, Muslim Prayer Beads (tasbih) also involves the obligation to make a regular monthly pilgrimage to Mecca. However, unlike Islam, tasbih does not involve a special day of the month for prayer; instead, all Muslims are aske to make tasbih every day. The practice has many roots, including historical practices related to Hajj which began in ancient Mesopotamia.
As with all forms of Islam, tasbih prayer differs slightly from prayer in other religions. In Islam, mosques all over the world are built in a similar design and are built in a way that makes them almost identical. This is one reason that Muslims feel closer to their religion than to any other. Tawhid means “attachment to God”. When performing tasbih, all Muslims around the world pray the same prayer, the mafia, which is recites in unison by all in mosques. In the case of tasbih, however, different Muslims follow their own interpretation of what it means. This leads to a considerable debate as to whether it is truly necessary to recite the mafia in prayer.
In Mecca, for example, there is only one school of thought. And this is the school that says that the best way to pray is by reciting the mafia. This school is named al-Shaam Islamic Scholars and is lead by Mufti Taqi Usmani. This school describes tasbih as being an act of worship. It describes tasbih as being the worship of God and says that it is performed in the presence of God. Furthermore, it describes tasbih as being three specific beads that are all linked to God.
In the case of tasbih in Islam, the holy name of Allah is recited three times. The second prayer is done by saying,” Allah Name (ta), He Whom we worship, dwelling in tranquility; Allah! Beseech him with your voice, for he will save you from yourself and his fire. Beseech him with your soul and mind, for he will guide you to a path of everlasting felicity.”
One school of thought about tasbih is also followed in Mecca. That it is an innovation of the prophet. This school of thought believes that the original prayer beads were blue in color. Thus, some Muslims believe that the changing of the prayer beads was done to promote the idea that Islam was a religion of peace. Whereas before it was associates with violence and warfare. Many scholars argue against this view, pointing out that many scholars of religion are scholars of history. And say that the way in which certain traditions have been preserved is irrelevant. When it comes to determining whether or not a religion is Islamic.
Another school of thought about tasbih and Islam, which is very similar to Islamic prayers, is that it is simply a symbol of devotion, as is the case with all religions. This school maintains that Muslims have a choice between two different paths. They can either follow the path of Muhammad (SAW) in the Sunnah, or the path of Abuammed (RA). This school of thought also believes that tasbih has religious connotations and should not be seen as something that came out of nowhere. It has been use since the beginning of time, as part of the ceremony involves in a Muslim marriage. To signify that the couple is now committe to one another and their marriage is bound by the strict rules of sharia law. Hence, it is see as a means of devotion, just as it is with other religions.
In the Arabic language, tasbih literally means “with the right hand”. The right hand symbolizes the intellect, or intellect being one’s ally. And thus the right-hand gesture can be consideres a symbol of cooperation and intellect. Just as in the case of Christians and Jews. This is why the practice of placing Turkish prayer beads on the left hand has been common in Islam too, though it should not be assumed that this was always the case.