prayer rug

noun

Definition of 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 Those included closing access to bathrooms and water fountains, sanitizing the mosque’s carpet and requiring people to bring their own prayer rugs. Farah Eltohamy, azcentral, "COVID-19 can’t stop Muslims from celebrating Eid – with some tweaks," 29 May 2020 Worshipers were asked to bring their own prayer rugs, but some mosques offered disposable paper rugs. BostonGlobe.com, "Indonesians return to mosques, at a distance," 29 May 2020 Colorful prayer rugs could be spotted from the distance. NBC News, "Virginia making face masks mandatory 'inside at a public place,' Gov. says," 28 May 2020 Discourage sharing of items typically used in worship and services, like prayer books, cushions and prayer rugs. Trisha Thadani, SFChronicle.com, "Newsom issues plan for places of worship in California to reopen at limited capacity," 25 May 2020 At her Ridgewood house, Aspero draped purple and gold sheets in the shape of a tent in the den and placed blue and white pillows and a prayer rug on the ground. Hannan Adely, USA TODAY, "Can't go to mosque during Ramadan due to COVID? These families are making 'mini-mosques' at home," 8 May 2020 What changes, what doesn't Friday afternoon, March 20 Hossam Musa stands in a balcony of sorts, looking out at more than a dozen empty prayer rugs. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "Faith and the coronavirus: Religious Cincinnatians try to stay together while being apart," 27 Mar. 2020 Abu Jama, an observant Muslim, knelt facing Mecca, his maroon and white prayer rug unfurled underneath him. Oren Liebermann And Michael Schwartz, CNN, "Muslim and Jewish paramedics pause to pray together. One of many inspiring moments in the coronavirus crisis," 26 Mar. 2020 Zoher Abu Jama, 39, an Arab from nearby Rahat, unfolded his prayer rug and knelt facing south toward Mecca. David M. Halbfinger, New York Times, "In Israel, a Time to Pray Amid a Health Crisis," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of prayer rug

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Prayer rug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prayer%20rug. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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prayer rug

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prayer rug

: a small rug that Muslims kneel on when they pray

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