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Hajar Aswad prayer mat

Fatwaa ID: 1000

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Is it permissible to pray on such prayer mats with the hajare aswad like this one

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is permissible to perform salaah on a mat which has a picture of the Hajar Aswad on it. However, if it distracts one in the prayer or diverts his attention, then it should be avoided. The louder the prayer mat, the more difficult it is to stay focused in salaah. You should opt for a simple prayer mat instead

It should be noted that there is no virtue or significance in kissing a picture of the Hajar Aswad. Doing so in salaah may invalidate the salaah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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