When I came to the United States, my mom gave me a prayer rug and told me it could protect me from bad spirits. She told me it could also help me in study and life. The prayer rug is made of cotton and silk fabric. It is small piece and low weight. This gift has special sentimental value. It is very priceless to me. The reason I choose this object is because my grandma bought it when she visited Saudi Arabia. It is older than 45 years old. My grandma died and I have to take care of this gift. Every time I look at this prayer rug, I remember my grandmother. The prayer rug brings me a lot of memories.
The prayer rug is a staple in every Muslim house. All Muslims believe in Islam, so we pray on it every day. When the time for prayer comes, the worshipper lays the rug on the ground and prays on it. This prayer rug reminds me of my country, and I don’t forget it.
– Islam Ibrahim