Salah, prayer, is the second pillar of the Islamic faith and it is based on the belief that individuals have a direct relationship with God. Muslims turn to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, to offer five daily prayers at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening. It is permissible to pray at home and many Muslims have dedicated prayer rooms in their homes.
If you haven't done so, we have some tips on how to set up a prayer room in your home this Ramadan.
- Pick the right space: Your prayer room can be a dedicated room, a corner in your living room or any other quiet, private space in your home. It just needs to be big enough for your prayer mat.
- You'll need the essentials: The basic and most important items for a prayer space are a prayer mat, the Quran and prayer beads.
- Add decorations: To make your prayer room inviting and to inspire you to use it often, consider decorating it. You can install a wall shelf to place the Quran and other Islamic books. You could also shop for decorative bowls or boxes to store prayer beads, duas cards, scarves and prayer garments. Using Canva, write your favourite inspirational Quranic verses and frame them as art. Other suggested items are candles, essential oils, floor pillows and cushions.
Do you have a dedicated prayer nook in your home? How did you set it up? Tweet at us or tag us in the pictures on Instagram @spleetafrica. 💚