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 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 Police and security officers used broad pretexts to justify the detentions, including travelling abroad, having a beard, and owning a prayer rug. Ben Mauk, The New Yorker, 27 Feb. 2021 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, 29 May 2020 Worshipers were asked to bring their own prayer rugs, but some mosques offered disposable paper rugs. BostonGlobe.com, 29 May 2020 Colorful prayer rugs could be spotted from the distance. NBC News, 28 May 2020 Discourage sharing of items typically used in worship and services, like prayer books, cushions and prayer rugs. Trisha Thadani, SFChronicle.com, 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, 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, 27 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 22 Jan. 2022.

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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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