Muslims all over the world use a string of beads called a ‘tasbeeh’, to keep count of their dikhr or zikar. Tasbeeh is a necessity of every Muslim house. It’s prayer essential and is found in every Muslim household. Since they are sold majorly in Muslims countries or markets around Muslim communities, the buyers purchase without a second thought about where or how the tasbeeh were created. It is our responsibility to check which material is used in the manufacturing of this Tasbeeh. But most of the people did not understand the fact that it is also necessary to check whether it is made from a Halaal material or not.
However, a video has come forth explaining the shocking details of the beads made in China.
According to a video, the prayer beads sold in Saudi Arabia are manufactured by China. But, the material used by the Chinese to create them is from the pig. The voice-over explains how the Chinese do not care about the sentiments or the religious values of the targeted market when it comes to business. They do what is profitable for them. Moreover, he informed about the factories that currently exist in China, creating prayer beads for the Muslims from the bones of a haram animal. The smarts of Chinese people when it comes to business is unquestionable. When it came to the tasbeeh, they targeted one of the largest markets; Saudi Arabia. Muslims from all around the world travel to Saudi Arabia to visit Makkah and Medina. There they buy these tasbees for their relatives and friends as a souvenir. China sells to Saudi Arabia on wholesale, which reduces the price and increases the demand.
Now Saudi Arabia is held responsible because it is not only about doing business, it is a matter of our religion. Thing is that who is responsible for such an devastating act because the buyers around the world would not take any notice and unfortunately their money is wasted because that tasbeeh is not going to give them any good deeds. It is a very serious matter and it must be taken into the notice on the government who is purchasing it on such a large scale.
This is indeed true and factual and it’s saddening. Millions of Muslims traveling for Hajj and Umrah, purchase these beads. Moreover, many for the high significance of anything religious hold in Saudi Arabia, buy prayers beads upon arrival to make supplications during Hajj. Either way, these haraam tasbees are sold in large quantities. Nothing has been found on how to identify the material of the beads. Which isn’t easy for the general public. The only remedy is for Saudi Arabia to confirm the production materials and if it consists of any ingredient that is prohibited in Islam, then stop the production from China altogether.
This is a business opportunity for Muslims to produce themselves the products and sell to pilgrims. It does not require high technology or big capital to set up. It a small business sector. Don’t blame others. Blame ourselves for dependent on others. No self-help and cooperation in Muslim society and culture. If pilgrimage can spend billions performing haj annually certainly small industry producing tasbeeh -rosary is a peanut that goes to industries producing garbs, white head caps and food items as well.
It is good that each Muslim country specializes production and each has comparative advantage to hit on. If we cannot become producers stop becoming consumers. Otherwise we are the one that give power to non-Muslim countries to do injustice to us. I hope you understand the message.