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One example is the use of the rosary or prayer beads. This relates to a longstanding tradition across the Muslim world of reciting the 99 ‘names of God’ from the Quran, based on a rosary with at least 33 beads. , A Companion to Muslim Ethics, pp. 110-112. Everyday Tradition 33 popular form of piety for many individuals in various branches of Islam. Quiet time is filled not with idle chatter but with meditation on the various names applied to God. The splendours of God’s beneficence are brought to inner consciousness by reflection and recitation.
2 These became crucial in education where they provided justification for various kinds of normative behaviour. The actions of the Prophet, retained in the Sunna, are held to reflect both his personal life and his superior qualities as leader. His actions became a standard for conveying a divinely-sanctioned lifestyle. Scholars devoted lifetimes to recording these activities and then set out to understand what had been the context for such actions. The most authoritative of such reports passed into the great hadith collections, and became grist for the courts and for theologians, with direct results for the making of Muslim society.
Clearly, piety expanded its religious horizons very early to accommodate the need for more detail about how Muslims should under2 Annemarie Schimmel, And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety (Chapel Hill, NC and London, 1985). Everyday Tradition 27 stand their religious practices. In this way, doors were opened to many sources for help in grasping the nature of one’s commitments to Islam. In Shia practice, the Prophet’s family also served this need, most notably with regard to the role of Ali, but also the Prophet’s daughter Fatima, and his martyred grandson Husayn.