Sajjadah 1426 – Prayer Rug by Soner Ozenc

A prayer rug is a small and portable carpet that Muslims put on the floor when they perform their prayers. Its main function is to provide a clean and isolated platform for the prayer. With the specific patterns on its surface, it also aims to bring the atmosphere of a mosque to wherever they take it.

Muslims pray five times a day. The only product they need to perform their prayers is a prayer rug. And there is one thing they need to be careful about: the holy city of Mecca a” the direction towards which they should perform their prayers.

As one of the main aims of a~Sajjadah 1426′ was to emphasize the values of the patterns on the prayer rug, lighting those patterns up was considered as the main approach from the very first stages of the concept. There were several technology alternatives to achieve this effect: mini LEDs, fibre optics, EL wire embroidery and EL panel. After the experiments done, the most appropriate one turned out to be the Electro Luminescent Phosphore Printing technology. EL wire embroidery has also been explored during the research part and a~mini glow wire’ was ordered from the UK-based company Surelight Ltd.

‘Sajjadah 1426’ indicates the direction via the data coming from a compass module embedded inside it. The closer to the direction of Mecca it is turned, the brighter the patterns illuminate.

‘Sajjadah 1426’ enriches the praying experience with the illuminated patterns on its surface. The word ‘sajjadah’ is a Persian/Turkish word meaning ‘prayer rug’ and the number ‘1426’ stands for ‘2005’ in Islamic calendar.

Designer: Soner Ozenc

42 Comments

  • Ibrahim Hamdi says:

    Sajjadah means kneeling down in prayer – in Arabic..
    A wonderful product but a distracting experience..

  • Imran Khan says:

    Hmmmmm cant see this taking off, im happy with my $5 rug for the time being.

  • Joe says:

    That’s pretty darn cool. Hmm…may make a great gift for my Muslim friends

  • Modenadude says:

    that is awesome, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything Islamic like this ever hit the tech airwaves (minus the Qiblah phone)…

    oh and sajjadah is Arabic for prayer rug, not Persian.

    Ramadhan Mubarak to all the Muslims! haha.

    And happy new year to all the Jews too.

  • Joshua says:

    It seems like a neat idea that it tells you when it’s pointing east, although from the pictures it doesn’t seem to have a front and back so you’re just as likely to end up pointing west, but don’t you press your head to the rug several times during prayer? It seems like it would get very annoying having a bright light shine in your eyes when you were trying to concentrate.

  • edgar gerson says:

    where can i buy this from and how much is it for

  • Aicha says:

    Assalamo Alaykom;
    it’s wonderful thing i like it very well, i think it’s also an islamic success
    good luck my brothers (Soner Özenç)

  • tammy says:

    hi its more than wounderful i was just woundering if u sell it???
    and how can i see it

  • hamad says:

    hi can u send me more pics on my email its fantastic

  • aloosh says:

    that’s amaaaaaazing i love it

  • dika says:

    well, the idea that using compass and turned into right direction its great, but illuminated? I seems not interesting except, when I prayed in dark place, but that very rare, but i think the illumination in sajjadah when only we need light, how about that? 😀

  • oktay seker says:

    SELAM BEN TÜRKÜM VE ALMANYADAYASIYORUM BU SECCADEDEN SATINALMAKISTIYORUM NASIL ALABILECEGIM KONUSUNDA BENI BILGILENDIRIRSENIZ SEVINIRIM
    SELAM VE DUA ILE

  • Fantasy says:

    Salaam
    it’s cool & helpful but the only thing I didn’t like is it’s so bright it could cause me a headache while praying & Ramadan Kareem 2 all of Muslims of my Oma’a

    BTY Sajjadah is Arabic word

  • Jason says:

    it would sell more with universal designs not just religious

  • Durim says:

    I am still waiting for someone to tell us where to buy it please.

  • AkiraHyuga says:

    I wonder how bright the light is, that might be distracting while your making salat. Nice idea though.

  • andie says:

    i dont like that its a rug for you to pray on. shouldnt you be humble with your prayers?

  • Magdy says:

    Lights are to distracting, I think it is a terrible idea.

  • Akram Chokr says:

    We would like to have a sample .

    Thanks

  • Adil Malik says:

    Yes Indeed, this prayer rug is an Awesome Gift~ which I personally can see to present this to my parents.

  • dera sir i like this prayer carpet.
    i also want to buy this prayer carpet.
    so tel me how can i by it thx
    faisal

  • Abid says:

    dear sir,
    I like this prayer carpet.
    i also want to buy this prayer carpet.
    so tel me how can i by it thx
    Abid Hussain

  • Yousaf Ehsan says:

    Jazak Allah and its really great invention.Its great blessing on Soner Ozenc by Allah Almighty.

  • Abid says:

    I am still waiting for someone to tell us where to buy it please.

    any body help me…

    • Muhammad Al-Ansari says:

      salam alaikum,
      It is only a concept design brother, search in the internet from time to time, it could be released

  • Bilal says:

    Where i can buy this Rug?
    and what is cost ?

  • rugs says:

    New rugs or old?

  • muhammad says:

    where can i buy this rug ?

    how much is it ?

    please share

  • muhammad says:

    where can i buy this rug ?
    how much is it ?
    please share

  • Wan Hizal says:

    given the right price and quality, I might buy this. Please keep us updated on the product when it is available, thank you.

  • Wan Hizal says:

    given the right price and quality, I might buy this. Please keep us updated on the product when it is available, thank you.

  • hazli.nasir says:

    Excellent idea tho need more option on product. Some people praying in the dark just like in the grave.Some people concern more to innovation to make others appreciate the world new product. More R&D works on these maybe can boom market internationaly.

  • Mohamed Soltan says:

    No sir, they’re right.. ‘Sajjadah’ means a prayer mat or rug, but ‘Sajdah’ means what you’ve mentioned.

  • Rena says:

    cooox gozel ideyadir. satisda olsaydi lap ela olardi

  • SOPDS says:

    Thank you for your early interest in EL Sajjadah prayer rug. It has taken a while but we have just launched a kickstarter project to fund the manufacture of the rug. Donate here –

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1977708783/illuminating-prayer-mat-lights-up-facing-mecca

    and get the chance to own the rug yourself for an early bird price, or please share the link with other to help get this product on the market!

  • Alex Smith says:

    Where does the power to the rug come from?

    Wouldn’t it makes your eyeballs hurt, since it’s extremely bright?

    And whats the point of having a glowing prayer rug?

    Such a stupid idea?

    And, if it’s something that needs to be plugged in.. taking it to Mecca, doesn’t make any sense!

    Because then everybody would bring one, and i dont think there would be enough outlets for all the attendees!

    And, there would be too much light pollution, thus harming our environment( Birds get confused)!

    Thanks

    Alex

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