How to Set Up the Perfect Prayer Room for Ramzan?



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As we are easing into the last ten days of Ramzan, it is essential that a separate prayer room is set up if praying is part of one’s daily routine. Most houses have designated spaces for designated tasks; kitchen for cooking, living room for relaxing, bedroom for sleeping and study room for work. Hence, it is essential to decorate the ideal prayer room to make it easier to connect with Almighty Allah. It will minimise distractions during Salah and will also help create that calm and serene feeling. 

Graana.com brings you a number of ways you can easily decorate a prayer room in your house. 

 

Choose the Right Place 

Muslims can pray anywhere in the world but they have to face the Qibla when making the prayer. Assess your home and choose the area which has the most potential to be a dedicated prayer area. Prayer areas should be secluded and without distractions to allow one to focus on one’s spirituality. You can use an existing room that is underutilised or you can divide a bigger room using folding screens to create a private space. A spot near a window will also act as a zen space for prayer. Try to use this space for prayer purposes and avoid using it for other reasons such as using social media or playing games. 

 

Gather the Essentials

The one item that is required for a prayer area is a rug. However, you can put other essentials in the area to minimise disturbances during prayer. You can set up a rack, table or cabinet where you can place the Quran with other Islamic books. You can also store rosary and prayer mat in the cabinet for easy access. Similarly, scarves, robes or caps can be placed within reach. 

 

Select the Right Flooring 

The next thing to keep in mind when decorating a prayer room is the flooring. This space will be used five times a day. While praying, you will also be on your knees. So, the type of flooring should match your requirement. If you have tiles or marble, you should place a thick prayer mat. e is known to signify relaxing sentiments. You can also use another layer of carpet or foam to make it softer. However, if you have a carpet flooring, you can simply lay your prayer mat and use it as it is. The carpets will muffle the sounds and make it comfortable for sitting or praying.   

 

Opt for Calming Colour Scheme 

Studies have shown that the colour scheme of your surroundings have an impact on your mood essentially because colours are a form of energy. Certain colours invoke a calm feeling while other colours invoke feelings of happiness. For example, red is associated with excitement and power while blue is associated with relaxing feelings. Variations are expected in how colours impact individuals but the underlying notion is that there is some correlation present. Therefore, for a prayer room, pick colours that have a soothing effect. Stick to neutrals to achieve the desired ambience. Neutral colours will uplift the room and create a comfortable atmosphere. This will also allow more room for decorating the room further according to taste or as the situation evolves. One can also add ornaments and decorative pieces later on to further enhance the ambience. There is simply more room to grow.

 

Create a Spiritual Experience 

Every Muslim strives to have Khushu’ (humility) during prayers. While it is mainly an inner struggle to achieve that, your surroundings can help give you that kick start to achieve your goals. For this purpose, creating a spiritual environment in your prayer room is important. The first thing to do in a prayer room is to de-clutter it and clean it so it feels fresh and peaceful. Next, as per Islamic etiquette, one should also shower, wear clean clothes and smell good before praying. To calm the mind, one can also make use of aromatherapy and light some scented candles or use an air freshener to create a pleasant aroma. 

 

Make it Beautiful 

Decorating the prayer room is an insignificant yet impactful way to set up the perfect prayer room for Ramzan. To make it beautiful, decorate it with items that bring you joy. Put up some plants because they not only purify the air, but also are great to decorate a room. Moreover, if you have the option, place some fresh flowers everyday to bring that pleasant smell and vibrant colours into the room. Placing Islamic geometric patterns and calligraphy are also good options to decorate those empty walls and bring some energy into the room. 

 




Best Ramzan Home Decoration Ideas in 2021

Best Ramzan Home Decoration Ideas in 2021

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In the holy month of Ramzan, as we focus on our connection with God, we cannot neglect our adobe. The spirit of Ramzan is manifested in charity, forgiveness, prayer and celebrations with family. Loved ones are invited to our homes and quality time is spent in our living spaces. The coming together of family coupled with the spirit of Ramzan makes it a memorable time of the year. 

People have numerous memories attached to it. Maybe it’s your first Ramzan after wedding, your child’s first roza, your father’s first Ramzan after coming from off-station or your first Ramzan in your new home, it is a special occasion that will stay with you forever. To get into the Ramzan feels, organise your home and decorate it with things you like to mark this occasion. 

Graana.com highlights several ways you can decorate your home in Ramzan. 

Spice up your living room 

Where do you have your iftar or suhoor? Or which place in your house receives the most traffic? Ideally, the living room or the lounge is a favourite spot during Ramzan where all family members enjoy quality time. It is best to start your Ramzan decor with the living room

Put out a Ramzan banner on a wall to make the space feel a bit festive. Add a few Ramzan themed lanterns near the sofa or fireplace to add that cosiness. If you have time on your hands or want a Ramzan activity with your kids, you can make paper lanterns and display them on the dining table or the console table. This will really transform your living area and mould it according to the Ramzan theme. 

Ramzan Corner 

Ramzan is usually associated with working on one’s relationship with their creator. Every year this month people vow to take measures to improve that relationship. Every person has different goals. 

It is important to create a separate corner for Ramzan to inspire you to achieve your goals. It will remind you of the promises you made with yourself at the beginning of the month. You can simply lay down the prayer mat and place the Holy Book on a table for easy access. You can even make a list of all the education videos or verses you have to listen to and set it up in the room on a TV or laptop for your ease. 

Eid Countdown 

Different people attach different meanings to the month of Ramzan. For some it is the month of worship while for others it is the month of charity. Some may even consider it a month of building family relationships.  

One way to achieve your Ramzan goals is through setting up an Eid Countdown. Not only will help you track the number of fasts but it will also tell you the number of fasts left till Eid

The Eid Countdown planner will help you keep track of your religious goals. It will aid in the documentation of the number of verses you have to cover within a day and then help keep track of your successful tasks. 

This countdown can further provide you with an opportunity to get creative. It is also a good opportunity to get crafty with your kids and create a fun countdown calendar. 

Put up Ramadan Ornaments 

A good way to prepare your house for any occasion is to take out a few ornaments and put them on display. You don’t have to purchase new ornaments and can easily re-purpose or reorganise your home to create a fresh ambience. 

Ramzan neon signs or marquee lighted letters are an excellent choice to get into that festive mood. They are attention grabbing and putting them in a spotlight can really change the mood of the place. Together with some stars and lanterns, the whole look is going to be inviting 

Create Ramzan Traditions 

What is that childhood tradition that you are fond of? What kind of feelings does it invoke? Does the memory of it involve friends and family? Ramzan is a great opportunity to create new traditions with your loved ones to be repeated every year as means to connect with your special ones. 

The options are plenty. It can be as simple as making a dish every weekend with your family members or visiting the mosque with your friends followed by a cricket match. If you are thinking of doing something with your kids, you can visit an orphanage every weekend to connect with the kids or you can arrange food drives for the needy. If you want to do something within the confines of your home, then you can decorate the Eidi Envelopes or make cards for Eid party celebrations. Either way, you can get as creative as you want!