The term tasbih is based on 3 root letters i.e. '[seen], [ba] , [ha]' of the Arabic language. The meaning of the root word when written means to glorify. 'Tasbih' is an irregular derivation from subhan, which is the first word of the constitutive sentence of the first third of the canonical form (see below) of tasbih. The word literally means, as a verb, "to travel swiftly" and, as a noun, "duties" or "occupation". However, in the devotional context, tasbih refers to Subhana Allah, which is often used in the Qur'an with the preposition 'an (), meaning "'God is [de]void' [of what they (polytheists) attribute to Him]" (Al-Tawba: 31, Al-Zumar: 67 et al.). Without this preposition, it means something like "Glory be to God."
In the early years of the marriage of Ali and Fatimah, Ali earned very little money and was unable to afford a servant for Fatimah. Fatimahs hands were blistered from constant grinding; her neck had become sore from carrying water; her clothes had become dirty from sweeping the floor. One day Ali was aware that the prophet had some servants, and advised Fatimah to ask the prophet for one of his servants. Fatimah went, but she was unable to ask. Finally, Ali went with Fatimah to the prophet's house. The prophet did not accept their request, saying there are many orphans (starved), I must sell these servants to feed them. Then prophet said I will give you one thing better than helping of servant. He taught them a special manner of dhikr which is known as the tasbih of Fatimah.
Subhan'Allah ( ) or Tasbih (Glory be to Allah) repeated 33 times.
Alhamdulillah ( ) or Tahmid (Praise be to Allah) repeated 33 times.
Allahuakbar ( ) or Takbir (Allah is Greater) repeated 34 times.
Originally, an Egyptian chemist called Arava Faturan began melting down the fillings left after carving beads from amber. Arava mixed these remnants with other natural resins, mastika, frankincense, colophony, and turpentine to mold individual beads from natural substances. Unfortunately, his original formula has long since been lost.
Eventually, when Arava's idea found its way to Germany, the production of resin was not only industrialised, but also synthesised because other inventors had learned to use phenol and formaldehyde or formalin to produce a synthetic resin. However, "Faturan" became the brand name of one particular company, Dr F. Traun & Son. A peculiar choice, bearing in mind other companies used names like, "Ambrasit"; "Resanit"; and "Resan".
"Bakelite" and "Parkesine" are both synthetic resins named after their inventors. And so "Faturan", named after its original inventor, became a brand of cast thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, similar to Bakelite and Catalin, manufactured by Traun & Son of Hamburg., developed in the early 20th century, and produced until the 1940s.