Mypraisebeads was set up as a home-schooling venture. We'd always toyed with the idea of a small business for the kids, a hands on way of teaching them. But we had no idea what that venture might be!
Then, whilst I was looking for an Eid gift for my husband, I knew exactly what I wanted to buy, a Lapis Lazuli tasbih. Not just any tasbih, but something that looked great. Something that would make him say, wow! But I couldn't find anything that was actually a reasonable price.
And that's where it started. We bought some beads with the intention of making gifts, made them and discovered a whole new creative outlet! The kids are involved in every aspect, from purchasing stock right through to sales. Alhamdulillah!
We hope our praisebeads bring you and your loved ones joy and reward.
MEET THE TEAM
Hammaad - I am 13 years old and I am home educated. I have a few parts to play in this business. This includes tying those knots that you see at the end of every tasbih and creating the gift cards that your loved ones receive. I take pictures and do all the tech stuff. I have created the website that you are now on.
Safiyya - I’m 11 years old, and I’m proud to be part of the mypraisebeads team! I make most of the tasbihs, help choose the beads we buy, and I am often roped into writing captions! I also communicate with our lovely Arabic-speaking customers.
Saara - I am 8 years old. I do quite a lot of tasbih work but my older sister and brother do a bit more because I have to do online school. I love designing the tasbihs. It's just so nice to sit there and choose the colour combinations.
Yousuf - I am 5. I make some of the tasbihs and pick up the beads for my brothers and sisters.