Is it permissible for an individual to pray on a silk prayer mat?
All praise is to Allah, and salutation upon his beloved Prophet ﷺ
Hudaifa bin Yaman narrated from the Prophet ﷺ that he said, ‘Do not drink from silver cups nor eat from cutlery that is made from them. Do not wear silk or taffeta.’ (Agreed upon) So, what is prohibited is the wearing of silk only, its other usage isn’t prohibited. Therefore, it is permissible to pray on a prayer mat that is made from silk.
And Allah knows best.
Dr Musharraf Hussain Al-Azhari
Director of British Fatwa Council