from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small rug used by Muslims to kneel and prostrate themselves upon during devotions.

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  • n. A prayer mat

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  • n. a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions


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  • She remembered a verse from the Koran that Mullah Faizullah had taught her: And Allah is the East and the West, therefore wherever you turn there is Allah's purpose … She laid down her prayer rug and did namaz.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns


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