Is it permissible to perform prayers on prayer rugs (sajjada) that have pictures of the Kaaba the Great, al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet's Mosque), al-Aqsa Mosque and other mosques?
Submitted by on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 15:22
Dear Brother / Sister,
It is permissible to perform prayers on prayer rugs that have pictures of the Kaaba the Great, al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet's Mosque), al-Aqsa Mosque and other mosques. The part where the pictures exist is on the place of prostration. However, in order to show respect, one should not put his feet over these pictures.
It is not appropriate to lay down prayer rugs on which verses are written and perform prayers on them. For, laying down and putting a piece of the Qur'an below the level of navel even if it has a single verse is contrary to our respect to the Qur'an. For this reason, it is objectionable to perform prayers on such prayer rugs.
There is no objection to laying down rugs and performing prayers on rugs on which something (other than verses or hadiths) is written in Arabic.
(Mehmed PAKSU, Aileye Özel Fetvalar)
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