It is a bit late to order for Ayyam-i-Ha, though we will do our best to get orders out ASAP. (Choose “Priority Mail” as your shipping option for your best chance.)
It is perfect timing, however, to order for the Fast or for Naw-Ruz.
During the Fast, many people rededicate themselves to saying Allah-u-Abha 95 times every day. That’s why every year or two, we put our prayer beads on sale at this time. Use coupon code 95BEADS at checkout to receive a 15% discount on prayer beads between now and Naw-Ruz.
Two years ago, Karen expanded our line of prayer beads with several new stones. Scroll down to see some of the new ones, or click here to see them all. We’ve already sold out of four of the new stones, and are low on a few others, so if you see something you like, don’t wait. With 17 different stones to choose from, there is still something left to fit every personality and every prayerful attitude.
Why Prayer Beads?
Sure you can say your Allah-u-Abhas without any prayer beads at all, but there is a reason why Baha’u’llah was called “The Blessed Beauty.” Beauty – particularly the beauty of creation – draws us closer to God. It is one of His virtues that can move us, even when we aren’t expecting it. Look at the pictures below. Doesn’t your heart give a little tug just looking at them? Imagine what it will do when you actually hold them… enjoy.
African Bloodstone Prayer Beads Are Very Dramatic
These are similar to our Fancy Jasper, (one of our most popular) but it adds dramatic splashes of deep blood red to the many shades of green. Perhaps they will inspire you to pray for the martyrs as well as yourself.
Crazy Lace Agate are Crazy Beautiful
These beautiful blue beads have richer and more varied color than turquoise, and cost much less. I’m sure they will become a new favorite.
We string all of our Bahai Prayer Beads with 95 semi-precious stones plus 5 counter beads. We string the beads loosely so they pass easily between your fingers as you pray. The beads are 6mm round which makes the strand about 22-23″ inches in circumference. This allows them to double as a necklace for people who wear a small hat size.
The care and craftsmanship we put into stringing the beads mirrors the delicate beauty of the beads. Each stone is like a little work of art with God’s signature shining out. The moderate price for a hand-crafted item makes them excellent gift. Think of prayerbeads as gifts for special occasions like birthdays, Holy Days, anniversaries, graduations, or when someone becomes a Bahá’í.
All of our Prayer Beads are packaged as gifts
Each hand-crafted string of beads comes with a color-coordinated velvet pouch, a copy of A Gift of Prayers, and a fold-out instruction sheet with pronunciation guides, excerpts from the Kitab-i-Aqdas, helpful suggestions on how to use prayer beads, other short prayers that can be said repetitively, and interesting facts about prayer and meditation. If someone has never used prayer beads before, it will get them started.
Pictured here are our Rose Quartz beads on a wine colored velvet pouch. They aren’t new, but they are exquisite.
Fire Crackle Agate sets your prayers on fire
Perhaps our most dramatic prayer beads, these Fire Crackle Agate beads are fiery red-orange with distinctive white areas. They are perfect for people who feel passionate about their prayers.
African Unikite Is the Earth to the Agate’s Fire
On the opposite end of the spectrum from the Fire Crackle Agate is the African Unikite. Its subtle moss green with rust-red and brown veins will connect you to your calm, stable and dependable side.
We Now Have Four Different Kinds of Jasper
Pictured is our Picture Jasper, an earthy stone with bands of contrasting earth tones running through it. We also have Fancy Jasper (one of my favorites), Red Creek Jasper, with splashes of red on an earth-tone base, and Leopard Skin Jasper, that is darker and more rusty colored, with more spots than stripes. They are all beautiful.
I could go on for the rest, but it would be easiest if you just click here and see them all.