The beads Is the Life – Robe
The word doxology appears in the Holy Qura'n when Allah says , ( the seven heavens and the earth , and all the beings their , declare his glory , there is not a thing but celebrates His praise and yet Ye understand not how they declare His glory verily He is oft-forbearing , Most forgiving) 1.
The string is the beeds by which the prayer keeps counting his doxology . It is also a kind of voluntary remembrance and pray . It is an invoked and a voluntary prayers .
Doxology and Allah's remembrance are acts directed by the Holy Qura'n more than on time . Since the holy verses affirmed the necessity of much remembrance , the faithfuls needed a means to make the number of their remembrance , precise which the prophetic . Sunnat had specified for each doxology . Doxology was done by the use of the fingers , but this way always obessed the one who did it with the number which , in result , affected his a solemnity . Therefore , the Companions resorted to many ways ; some of them used the stones , others used endocaps and others used the knots in a thread .
These doxologies were used by many permenant companions who related the prophetic . Hadiths and they were considered as the basis or founds of Islam such as Abu Saeed Al-Khidri . Sa'ad Ibin Abu Waqqas , Abu Hurreirah and Abu Al-Darda'a . Also , the prophet's family-peace be upon him- did not forbid that . It is , thus necessary to mention the prophetic Hadiths which concern this field :
• one the authority of Ibin Abu Sheibah , Abu Dawood , Al-Tirmithi , Al-Niseaee and Al-Hakim that Ibin Omar said , " I saw the prophet peace be upon – doing doxology ( praise to Allah ) .
• About religiousness , Al-Imam Ahmed said that on the authority of Affan from Abdul Wahid Ibin Zaid – Yunuss Ibin Ubeid – from his father who said , " I saw Abu saffiyahm , one of the prophets companions , doing his praise to Allah with the stones ".
• Ibin Sa'ab in Al-Tabaqat mentioned that Fatima Bint Al-Hussein Ibin Ali Ibin Abu Talib told her that she was doing her doxology with knots in a thread .
• Abdulah Ibin Al-Imam Ahmed narrated that his grandfather Abu Hurrierah had a thread in which there a thousand knots and be used to do his doxology with it before he had gone to sleep .
• Al-Imam Ahmed mentioned that Abdu-Rahman said that Abu Al-Daeda'a had endocarps with which he used to do his doxology often he had finished his noon prayers .
• On the authority of Hakim Ibin Al-DaILAMI , Ibin Sa'ad related that Sa'ad Ibin Abu Waqqas did his doxology with srones .
• Ibin Abu Shaibah narrated that Abu Saeed Al-khidri used stones in his doxology .
• Al-Tirmithi , Al-Hakim , and Al-Tabarani narrated that Safiya Bint Huyay – may Allah be pleased with her – said , " the prophet – peace be upon him - came upon me with four thousands endocarps in my hand . He – peace be upon him – said , ( what is that ) , I said < " I use them in my doxology " .
• Thus , four thousands stones are far more difficult to be counted , so they must have been in need of a means to use it in their doxology .
• In Dawood's Sunnan . It is narrated that a Sheikh from Taghawah said that he saw Abu Hurrierah in Yathrib . He went on saying , " when I was at him , he was on his bed with stones in his hands and beside his bed there was a black maid , He was doing his doxology with those stones and when he got finished that maid gave them back to him do his doxology again .
• Al-Sayooti narrated that Abui – Muslim Al-
• Khudari said that had a beads , and he slept one night what the beads in hs had it turned and wrapped in his arm began making doxology by itself . Abu Muslim woke up saw that happening . he heard that beads saying , 'Halleluiah ! You immortal ! You who make plants grow ) . He at once called his wife and said , " Look at this incredible happening . when she came white the beads was turning round his arm , it stopped .
All the Sheikhs of the suffi Tariqa had the beads as a means to approach Allah and to make the number of their remembrance prise . It was seen that Abu Al-Qassim Al-Sheikh Al-Juneid Al-Baghdadi held a beads in his hand , people , then , asked him and said , " You with your dignity hold a beads ! He said . " This is the way through which I approached Allah and I will never leave it . It is related that thew beads of Al-Sheikh Abu Wafa'a Abdul Rahman which was given to him by Al-Sheikh Muhyi Al-Deen Abdul Qadir Al-Ghailani was turning a stone by stone when it was laid down on ground .
About tha Al-Suyooti narrated a long serial talk which was wat Al-Imam Muhammad Ibin Abu Bakir Ibin Abdullah who hold a deads in his hand , he told him , " Al-Imam Abu Al-Abass Ahmed Ibin Abu Al-Majalis when I read it open him , he hold a beads in his hand said , " Al-Imam Abu Al-Muthafar Muhammad Ibin Masuood Al-Tirmithi by Abdus Samed Ibin Ahmed Ibin Abdul Qadir by Abu Muhammad Yousif Ibin Abu Faraj Abdul Rahman Ibin Ali-by his father by Abu Al-Fadhl Ibin Nasir – By Abu Muhammad Abdullah Ibin Ahmed As-Samarqani – by Abu Bakir Muhammad Ibin Ali Al-Salami Al-Hadad – by Abu Nasr Abdul – Wahab Ibin Abdullah Ibin Omar Al-Muqri by Ali Ibin Abu AlQassim Al-Mutarafiq Asuri by Abu Al-Hassan Al-Maliki , I said to him , " My teacher you are still holding a beads in his hand , who asked the same question and had the same answer that the letter's teacher As-Sari Al-Saqti was holding a beats by maruf Al-Karkhi – by Bishr Al-Hafi by Omar Al-Maliki by Al-Hassan Al-Bassri , I said , " My teacher , inspite of your grear standing and your sound worship , you are still holding the beads , " He said , " This is something we used at the beginnings , therefore , we should never forsake it at the end , I like to mention Allah with my heart hand and tounge .