Bismillah ya rachman a rachiem,
Since I am an interior architect and very interested in beautiful places to live in, I really love to see the living architecture of others, to be inspired by different styles and to know how others create their private spaces. For this purpose I had on my former blog a category called “corners of my home”, dedicated to the beautiful cosy parts of our home, to inspire others and to show how nice and comfortable a “mud house” may be.
Yes, we live in a house entirely made of earth, of some wood and stones and a lot of clay!
I fight for the preservation of this building technique because I know its benefits; I know how much better the living in it is, compared to concrete-houses, regarding climate, atmosphere, ecology and health. Once I will show you how these houses are traditionally built, but today I want to continue the interior-design-based-theme and I would like to show you the most important space during Ramadan: my mobile prayer mat!
It is just a little piece of rug, beautifully weaved (but it doesn’t even has to be always the same one…), which I put wherever I am, making sure to face Mecca (which is eastern direction in Morocco) and to be clean (after the mandatory washing) and properly dressed.
Subhan’allah, I love this little oasis of mine, full of peace, devotion and obedience. It is a mobile and flexible place of comfort and it allows me, at least five times a day, to make a clear statement, to mark off my private space and to have a little break wherever I am.