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Derived from a root meaning “to prostrate.” Refers to the rug used for the five daily prayers. Typically measures 1 by 1.5 meters. Modern rugs often include a compass pointing to Mecca, the direction supplicant is to face while praying. In Sufi orders, the shaykh inherits the prayer rug of the order's founder as a symbol of authority.

Subjects: Islam.

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