History of Tasbih in Iran
Prayer beads, Prayer Rosary or simply Tasbih has been a part of Persian culture for a while now, at least
since the introduction of Islam in Iran. There is no accurate date of when and how Tasbih was introduced
in Iran. Some may argue that Tasbih has been a part of Iranian (Persian) culture even before Islam
since Christianity and especially Catholism was well underway and popular in Iran before Islam.
In any case, in today's Iran, Tasbih plays many different roles among people, mostly men.
The word "Tasbih" means "To praise God", "To praise God in Hymns, and "To pray to God".
Since "Prayer Beads" were being used in the process of praying, they came to be called "Tasbih" and whether
used for prayer or as a means of keeping ones hand busy, it is still called "Tasbih".