All About Muslim Prayer Mats
It isn’t unusual to see Muslims bending, kneeling, and prostrating on prayer mat (Janamaz). On the first look, prayer mats are also used in decor
These prayer rugs are often made of silk/cotton and highlight Islamic landmarks, floral designs, rhythmic linear patterns as well as free-flowing patterns. In spite of the fact that the sizes of prayer mats differ, most of the prayer mats are only adequate for a normal man to fit during the acts of prayers. There are also prayer rugs available that are made up of wool material. These wool prayer rugs are soft in texture and vibrant in colors. However, hand-weaved wool prayer mats are costly to even consider being purchased.
Need of Muslim Prayer Mats
Islamic praying mats are not essential for offering Salah. All Islamic calls for Muslims to guarantee tidiness in place of prayer. There are some Muslims in the world who don't use prayer mats for prayers. It's simply a practice that has become a conventional thing for some to reserve a perfectly clean and uncontaminated space for prayers. Furthermore, the designs and patterns of prayer mats hold enormous value and significance to Muslims.
Design of Prayer Mats
Mihrabs may show up in an assortment of designs and appearances. Those on the beautiful prayer mats of Turkey, where a large number of these prayer rugs have been made, are generally pointed and frequently have a borderline motif along their sides. Persian pink prayer mats have mihrabs that are characteristically curvilinear in pattern, while the Turkmen and Caucasian prayer mats are constantly rectilinear.
Some prayer mats have 2-3 mihrabs one next to the other and are known as brothers’ rugs. Ṣaffs or large prayer mats are used in mosques where a large number of people offer prayers. These types of large mats have many small mihrabs.
Pink Prayer Mat
Symbols on Prayer Mats
Prayer mats are normally adorned with Islamic symbols that serve the worshiper as supports to memory. The lamp design on prayer mats recalls the lamp of mosques and the mosque design on prayer rugs tells the direction where they need to prostrate during prayer.
There are also some designs on the footer side of prayer rugs that describe where they have to stand during Qayam in prayer. There are also some Caucasian prayer rugs that have handprints on both sides of mihrabs that indicate where to place hands during prostration.