prayer rug


Definition of prayer rug

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

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Men, women and children entered, some with their own prayer rugs. Laura Gómez, azcentral, "Muslim community finds place to celebrate Ramadan at Glendale Christian church," 15 June 2018 Don’t forget your spouse and prayer rugs! 6 to 9 p.m. Bethany Ao,, "6 ways to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Philadelphia this weekend," 12 June 2018 Sometimes, during the early stages of a Florida International University men’s basketball practice, Hassan Hussein will go to his locker-room, take out his prayer rug and kneel down while facing Mecca. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "Two Muslim athletes on FIU basketball team preach cornerstones of the faith | Miami Herald," 18 Jan. 2018 Those who wanted more calm spread their prayer rugs and mats on a drying barley field behind the camp and sat there, sipping coffee and tea they from thermos bottles. Washington Post, "Gaza protests driven by desperation, Hamas organization," 4 Apr. 2018 The room is laced with scented tobacco smoke from a shisha pipe stationed in the corner, and a small prayer rug is neatly folded under the television. Bronwen Dickey, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Kids on the Line," 14 Mar. 2018 Several homes specify the availability of prayer rugs and distance from an Islamic center. Nikita Mandhani /, NBC News, "Fearing Islamophobic Airbnb hosts, entrepreneurs aim to build 'a Muslim-friendly solution'," 22 Feb. 2018 The chapel in Charlotte, North Carolina, for example, has multiple religious texts alongside prayer rugs, rosary beads and artistically rendered quotes from the world’s major religions. Wendy Cadge, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of Airport Chapels," 9 Jan. 2018 The magic becomes a melancholy day-to-day thereafter, but the prophet, the locust, the peach pit and especially the father and prayer rug haunt every line. Kaveh Akbar, New York Times, "Poem: Being in This World Makes Me Feel Like a Time Traveler," 20 Oct. 2017

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of prayer rug

: a small rug that Muslims kneel on when they pray

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