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prayer rug

[prair] /prɛər/
noun
1.
a small rug upon which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself during his devotions.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for prayer rug

prayer rug

/prɛə/
noun
1.
the small carpet on which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself while saying his prayers Also called prayer mat
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prayer rug in Culture

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A mat upon which Muslims kneel to say their prayers.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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Encyclopedia Article for prayer rug

one of the major types of rug produced in central and western Asia, used by Muslims primarily to cover the bare ground or floor while they pray. Prayer rugs are characterized by the prayer niche, or mihrab, an arch-shaped design at one end of the carpet. The mihrab, which probably derives from the prayer niche in mosques, must point toward Mecca while the rug is in use.

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