Is it required to fold the corner of a prayer mat when not performing salat?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

I’ve heard several people telling me that when one is not presently praying on a prayer rug, that person should fold one corner so that Satan does not do any harm to your prayer. Is this true or is this biddat made up by others?Jazak-Allah Khair


People generally fold the prayer mat when not in use just as anything else,
for example, clothing not in use is folded and kept away.

It is not a Shar’ee requirement. The Musallas in the Musjid are open and are
be folded.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Original Source Link

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

Find more answers indexed from:
Read more answers with similar topics:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week

We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!