prayer rug


: a small Oriental rug used by Muslims to kneel on when praying

Examples of prayer rug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adams also uses prayer rugs to explore the imprints bodies leave behind. Julia Halperin, Robb Report, 15 July 2023 Leaving Al Aqsa, a group of yeshiva students spotted my Islamic prayer rug and hassled and heckled me all the way to the hotel. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Apr. 2023 Bring your own prayer rug. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 12 Apr. 2021 Zabih kept a red prayer rug in the dresser and a California driver’s handbook, in Arabic, on the kitchen counter. Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2022 Other parents wondered how receptive the high court would have been to the freedom arguments if the coach in question had been a Muslim, who placed a prayer rug at midfield and bowed in prayers to Allah. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 The room includes his personal objects of interest like ebony chairs, exotic oriental carpets and a rare black silk prayer rug. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 After his interview with The Republic, Ahmad left the office carrying out a prayer rug in one hand, and a small wooden chair for his daughter in the other. Zayna Syed, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2022 The shy man came to see the imam, who rolled out his prayer rug, closed his eyes, and let his prayer beads slip through his fingers while reciting a verse. Isabelle De Pommereau, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prayer rug was in 1851

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“Prayer rug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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