Watch what you step on

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Koukla's picture
Watch what you step on

I had tenants before I took over my condo, a couple with their 2 kids. I went over while they were still living there and b/c I had my shoes on and didn’t want to dirty the tiles but also didn’t want to take off my shoes, I skipped unto a rug that was conveniently placed, I figured for the kids to play on, or whatever. Oh the horror! The man gently asked me if I could get off their prayer rug. LOL! I felt such shame for having offended them but at the same time I was dying to run out and laugh! I had no idea they were Muslim, I didn’t care. Ya, they had Arabic names but they could be Christians too and the latter offend me more b/c I’ve had more contact with them and I was raised to be a Christian.
Anyways, nothing to debate here, just thought I’d share.

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Tin-man's picture
Whoops! LOL

Whoops! LOL

mykcob4's picture
How funny! It's a prayer rug,

How funny! It's a prayer rug, not a prayer tablecloth. I suppose if it were a prayer tablecloth and you set a drink down on it they would be offended. There should be a whole line of "prayer???"
Like: Prayer:
Floormats
Curtains
Shower curtains
Bath towels
Welcome mats
Coasters
Doilies
Wall Tapestries
etc...
Couldn't you just see someone getting red in the face because you used the "prayer toilet paper?

Tin-man's picture
@Myk

@Myk

ROFLMAO..... Bwaaaa-haaaaaa-haaaaaa-haaaaa...!!!

Cognostic's picture
You are lucky you were not in

You are lucky you were not in an Islamic country. If you stepped on a prayer rug intentionally or treated it badly, you could be charged with blasphemy and that would cost you jail time or possibly death. You never know when a Muslim is going to have an "Uncontrollable reaction." Look what happened when prayer rugs were respectfully displayed as art in France.

"NANTERRE, France (AFP) - An art installation showing high heels on Islamic prayer rugs was pulled from an exhibition near Paris after a Muslim group complained the work could provoke "uncontrollable" reactions, the artist said Tuesday."

http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/prayer-rug-artwork-pulled-in-...

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