Prayer is a basic element of Islam. Prayer is compulsory to perform for an adult Muslim five times in a day.
Prayer essential elements are to perform prayer with the cleanliness of body and surface as well. For the cleanliness of body Muslims do ablution. Muslims are required to know the khana Kaba (qibla) direction towards Mecca Saudi Arabia from their house and where they are outside the house during the journey or traveling.To perform prayer it is necessary to pray on the neat and clean surface for this purpose Muslims use prayer rugs. Prayer rugs some other names are Muslim prayer matesSalat prayer rugsSajadasalatjanamazTurkish prayer rugsPrayer rug carpetCarpet Islamic Muslim SallahA prayer rug is basically a piece of fabric or cloth or whatever material based on the manufacturing process.a prayer rug is a tradition for hundreds of years ago its basic purpose to perform prayer on the neat and clean surface on the prayer rug traditionally Muslims likes qibla pic and some various random decent designs.
to Muslims all over the world a prayer rug or mat known as a sajdah salat.a prayer rug is found in every Muslim home and is often a constant travel companion that travels with the Muslims.Prayer rugs in different designs texture and colors and from the earliest ones made of palm fronds and reeds to the purest threads and fabrics their weaving reflects the mystery of different Islamic phases a singleplayer rug can tell many storiesIts usage begins with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who prayed on a “khumrah” a mat which made of palm fronds.
prayers must be performed on a clean surface for that purpose prayer rug needed.Appearing early ages in Islamic history the most common, basic and famous design was a door which looks like the door to heaven.now there have been many creative designs, improvisations added over the decades by different designers artisans and weavers.Before hundreds of years ago prayer rugs were made from the date palm fronds but with the passage of time it is getting better and comfortable and decorated as well nowadays different design available in trend.
Historically prayer rug importance was so high because when Islam originates before 1400 years ago there was very difficult to find a neat and clean place to worship that’s why the trend of prayer rugs became into existence due to the need of prayer rugs.this idea to make prayer rug was initially very simple in the start simple cotton based prayer rugs utilized.in the start it was a basic need now it is converting into luxury prayer rugs.a prayer rug has characterized a niche at one end and indicates the mihrab in every mosque which direction point direct the worshiper towards khana Kaaba based in Mecca Saudi Arabia that’s why prayer rugs mostly design based on mosque lamps khana Kaaba(qibla) masjid e nabvi pictures and some other random designs.These decorations not only play an imagers role but also help the worshipers aids to memory.another purpose of decorated rugs is to attract the newly converted Muslims.because newly converted Muslims can imagine easily that where is the center of worship and they can easily watch in mihrabs and in prayer rugs designing.
Traditionally prayer rugs are made in small towns and villages.but now with the passage of time prayer rugs are manufacturing in industrial areas too.prayer rugs are used in gifting also and when Muslims went to perform hajj which is also a basic element of Islam on return from hajj the Muslims bought prayer rugs as a gift for their loved ones from Mecca Saudi Arabia.Today, it is easy and affordable to buy a prayer rug.
the mass production ones come in different colors from purple yellow, green and red to a mixture combination of basic mihrab designs.but more effort and more design put into a prayer rug the more expensive it can be.In old prayers rugs, the prayer rugs can tell you their origin, which tribe or town they were woven by, what message they tried to express.In late 15th to early 16th century the prayer rug called bellini carpet, Anatolia were used and famous.
this rug symbolically describes the environment of the mosque with the entrance and mihrab with some hanging corner lamps.In early 16th-century busra prayers, rug introduced new design.this was similar to entrance on palace.its was the new trend because previous prayer rugs were a lot of hanging lights design.but this prayer rug contains only one hanging light which makes it more decent and elegant.
In the late 19thcentury Kazak prayer rug introduced new trends.this prayer rug contains different compatible designs which endorse everyone so that this prayer rug was amazingly different and elegant.After the early 20th-century prayer rugs enhanced and became more comfortable and portable because of their lightweight.now prayer rug is an industry and lot of competition in the market so that’s why prayer rug available at affordable prices. A prayer rug is a simple yet significant piece of fabric, the prayer mat started to intrigue influential Muslims leaders early on.Under the Mughal dynasties, the prayer rug industry flourished and prayer rugs came to be considered as national treasures and assets as well.Prayer rugs best samples available in Fatima Bint Muhammad Bin Zayed initiative center in Jumeirah Dubai.
All samples made from the sheep’s Kurk wool.you can search and find other designs available in silk, cotton or wool in special souqs or in different online stores.The traditional ones made by different regions tribes and peoples. The importance of the prayer rug is beautifully described in the words of the renowned and famous “poet of love” Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998), who said in his Damascus, What Are You Doing to Me “And from my mother’s prayer rug/that first taught me/The path to God.