A few days ago I received a package containing prayer beads (called tasbih or masbahah) I had ordered from a website called Culture World (Greece). I can't know who if any of the visitors to this blog are Muslim. But I would recommend the tasbih to anyone, regardless their faith. The tasbih are lying on the table next to my computer as I write and the scent of the frankincense brings comfort. The juniper berry seeds are inexplicably at once simple and transcendent. The tasbih, the website and Chris Panagopoulos (the owner) are totally thumbs up. Al hamdullilah.

(The photograph is from the website.)

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