Hematite Tasbih, Misbaha or Masbaha
Approx. size : 8 mm beads
A tasbih, also known as misbahah, is an object similar to a rosary, used in the Islamic religion. Usually, it has 99 or 33 beads, in representation of the 99 names of Allah. It is used to practice the dhikr, the repetition of short sentences glorifying Allah.
The word Hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood "haima" because hematite can be red, as in rogue. The name of the specularite variety comes from the Greek word for mirror, "speculum". Hematite relaxes the mind, and improves memory. It provides calmness. It has been used since the ancient times due to its capacity to attract good luck. It is a very powerful amulet for avoiding accidents. It boosts self-trust. It clears up thoughts, and improves intellectual capacity.