Q&A: Is it considered sacrilege to use a PRAYER RUG as decoration in your home?

July 31, 2011 by
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Question by pceej: Is it considered sacrilege to use a PRAYER RUG as decoration in your home?

I am not a religious person, but I always try to be respectful of others’ beleifs. I have seen a number of beautiful Prayer Rugs for sale at antique stores, and I would love to buy one to use in my living room, but don’t want to do so if it would be considered sacrilegious or disrespectful. Can someone tell me if it’s a bad idea?

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Answer by Mike G
nah, it’s just a rug.

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8 Comments on Q&A: Is it considered sacrilege to use a PRAYER RUG as decoration in your home?

  1. aly ♥ on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 12:55 am

    It bothers me when religious folks think WAY too much into this kind of stuff.

    If there IS a god, I really don’t think he cares what freakin’ rug you have. There are MUCH bigger issues in this world.

    And anyway, the rug has PRAYERS on it, not cuss words!

  2. Karl P on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 1:24 am

    Of course not. It is only an object, and a nice decor for your home, that’s all.

  3. Laila Q on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 1:39 am

    I personally don’t think so, but most people that do so, use it in such as way that it is as clean as is humanly possible without putting the thing in a bubble.

  4. Sour Puss on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 2:33 am

    Is wearing Nike’s insensitive to Greek mythology?

  5. Hermes on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 3:09 am

    That really depends on whom you invite over. Offense, as well as Art are in the eye of the beholder. I’ve seen erect penis statues, bronzed piles of dog poop. Pretty offensive to most… but maybe not

  6. gwhiz1052 on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 3:17 am

    I think that is a very good question,I do not know.Kudos to you for the respect.

  7. Oli on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 3:23 am

    The Bible says if we are believers why are we subject to ordinances
    (touch not, taste not; handle not)
    These all perish with using after the commandments and doctrines of men.
    If I visited you and you pointed out your prayer rug. I would probably admire its beauty.

    Why don’t you ask a Muslim his opinion?

  8. Jahann and Sons Persian Rugs on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 4:00 am

    Most likely, if you’re buying a rug for your home, it is in the prayer rug style, meaning it it asymmetrical, has a directional flow, and may be a smaller size. It may not actually be someone’s former prayer rug. It would not be offensive to put this type of rug on the floor. If it was the rug you used for your own prayers, that is a different story, but if you are using it and appreciate its beauty, I don’t see an issue. If you are in the market for an antique prayer rug, do a little homework. Antique shops aren’t always the best places to buy these. You may get a better price and more accurate information about the rug from a rug store.

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