GIVE SOMEONE THE GIFT OF PRAYER
What is this product? Why is it important? As a parent, what was the biggest struggle in trying to teach your children about salah?
My Salah Mat is an interactive touch sensitive prayer mat designed for children. In an age of iPads and touch screens, children seem to seclude themselves and are too interested in playing games.
We believe that it's important to inspire children to learn salah- to pray- in a fun, easy and interactive way. We also believe that salah is about actively, physically and collectively as a family performing it on a prayer mat, and not just sitting down touching an iPad or Tablet. So, we created this full size prayer mat that can be used to pray on, but also to learn from. It is in harmony with our children and designed according to the way that they enjoy learning.
We want to make sure that the first interaction, the very first time our children perform salah, is one that is positive and inspirational; so that they want to learn, that they feel the love for salah and the love for performing salah.
As a parent, when my son Hamzah was ready to perform salah- when he started standing next to me and copying my steps- I saw that he was struggling with a few positions, but when I tried to show him, I found it hard to teach him properly. He would put his head on the floor for sujood, but didn't know how to place his nose, and he would lie down with his belly touching the floor! Masha’Allah it was cute and I didnt push him to get it right straight away. I realised that if I had the idea of this prayer mat with drawings showing where to place the feet, knees, hands and nose that this would have helped Hamazah and hopefully help other children too.
So we really hope, insha’Allah, that this prayer mat will really help parents with teaching their children how to perform salah.