Qatari inventor Abdulrahman Khamis has claimed a gold medal at the ITEX Malaysia 2023. A leading invention, innovation, and technology exhibition. Making it the third award he is receiving for his ‘smart educational prayer rug’.
A Qatari inventor has won a gold medal at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva for a smart educational prayer rug. That teaches new Muslims and kids how to pray properly. Abdulrahman Saleh Khamis’s innovation, called Sajdah, employs the latest technologies that detect and correct mistakes during prayers and improve the prayer experience using an LED screen. It enables people to select the Holy Qur’an chapters before the start of prayers. The event took place from April 26 to 30.
Khamis thanked Qatar, the Qatar Scientific Club, and the Ministry of Sports and Youth for their great support. He added that he was awarded the MyKenz Influential Innovators Award on the sidelines of the exhibition.
The world’s No. 1 exhibition in the field of inventions, the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva displayed more than 1,000 inventions from different countries of the world. As part of its activities, the International Federation of Inventors’ Association Executive Committee members were elected, with Qatar winning a seat on its board.
Pros of Prayer mat
Guided prayer training: Sajdah guides through daily and non-daily prayers in a step-by-step learning experience.
Quran reading: Sajdah’s LED screen helps users read and memorise the Holy Quran while practising prayers.
Smart and connected: One can control the pace of prayer guides, including chapter transition speed, font size, and much more.
Multi-lingual: Prayer guides and Quran verses displayed in Arabic, English, and Latin Transliteration, updates will include more languages.
Sajdah is also being recognized for its well-considered inclusivity. The rug includes interactive features to cater to the needs of children with ADHD. An anti-slip and memory foam layer for individuals with knee or joint pain and three different language options.
The innovation is particularly groundbreaking for the future of Islamic education. Because it provides an accessible and modern approach to learning the basics of prayers for children and new Muslims.