IN PURSUIT OF INNER PEACE
We started RAHATNOOK to create beautiful high quality products for a Muslims' everyday use. Our passion for simple design and natural materials led us to launch our woolen prayer rugs collection last year.
Now, we are excited to introduce our next project: prayer beads. We often get asked about the prayer beads in our photos, so we decided to make our own. We began by looking for small family manufacturers in the land of olive trees - Palestine.
The beads are made from the trees' annual cutting and have an olive oil finishing with a smooth velvety touch. The end of the tasbih is anchored by ten small beads for counting the rounds of dhikr and with their help the tightness of the tasbih can be easily adjusted. The final production of the tasbih will take place in our birth land Bosnia.
Wool prayer rugs - fair made & high quality Sajadah
We wanted to put our foreheads on natural materials when on the go, just like home. We were looking for something nonsynthetic, still impervious and easy to carry but couldn’t find anything, so we decided to design something that fulfills our needs.
After a long research and lot of sampling, we decided to use wool because of its great properties . We made this beautiful sajadah big enough to perform prayer without changing the position and still light and compact when folded so it fits in any bag.
The minimalistic Islamic geometry design was inspired by the creation of heavens with a simple color pallet in blue and gold, so it doesn’t distract you from your most important date.
As a corner of solitude, a place of peace and coziness, RAHATNOOK refers to our “space of silence”, both spatial and spiritual. It stands for the time we deliberately take for our daily prayers to immerse ourselves into “another world”.
“RAHAT” [‘ɾɑ:hat] – peace, calm, comfort | “NOOK” [nʊk] – sheltered place, cosy corner
In pursuit of rahat we are passionate about finding the best, ethically sourced and fair traded natural materials to create timeless and functional products for a muslim’s everyday use. To us, thoughtfulness and sustainability plays an important part in worshiping the One, and by honouring the raw materials He provided us with, we intend to make products that are made to last.
A daily commodity such as the prayer rug, which symbolises the outer boundary between daily life and meditation, should convey the same naturalness and timelessness as prayer. Our RAHATNOOK is made to embody the realm of tranquility and peace that we enter inwardly while experiencing contemplation and spirituality.
RAHATNOOK was born from the desire to establish naturalness and organic consciousness within every corner of our everyday lives. By doing so, we wish to offer muslims a pleasant framework for their daily ibadah in accordance with our principles: a natural, sustainable and fair approach dealing with our environment and our fellow human beings.
With a focus on natural materials, we do not compromise on quality, fair manufacturing and sustainability, and the timeless classic design of our products owns up to our deliberate rejection of unnecessary mass consumption.
WHAT POEPLE SAY ABOUT US:
Excellent. From the idea to the realisation. The competition for similar products is strong but you made a difference... And it is worth the money I paid.
Wonderful attention to detail: the length of the mats is perfect. Longer than traditional mats. And the width is just perfect too. The material is natural, and so not as soft as synthetic mats, but overall the feeling is unique.
99% of products in this niche are kitschy and low quality. Rahatnook is outstanding and unique in every aspect. Well done!
I like the details. You did a great job at describing the product, how to maintain....You gave me confidence I have really a good quality in my hand. Great! Thank you. I wish Rahatnook team so much success.
Wonderful service. May Allah bless the team. Please continue to expand the range. The clothing attire is interesting: something long to put on quickly and easily when praying at the office.
FROM OUR BLOG: Why is prayer so essential?
As a Sajadah brand, you can imagine Salah holds a very special place in our lives. However, it doesn’t mean we’ve always been fully aware of its power and during our journey, we came across many people who either struggle with it, aren’t very consistent it or don’t even really enjoy it and simply see it as a task to get done. If you relate to these feelings, then make sure to keep reading and learn why Salah is so essential to our lives.
Why do we pray?
We came to the realization that the reason why a lot of Muslims do not have a deep connection with Salah is because they don’t actually know why they pray. It is fair to say that our cultures often make it look like we simply have to obey Allah (swt) without looking deeper into it, as if all this was just about submitting yourself to Him. It goes without saying that salah is the main act of ‘ibadah one can perform, but the truth is, The Almighty doesn’t need anything from us: we’re doing this for ourselves.
Praying five times a day allows you to meditate, to repent, to be grateful, to show humility, to learn discipline, to be grateful and therefore, to build a strong connection with Allah (swt). I mean, can you imagine how lucky we are to be granted five opportunities a day to talk about anything and everything to The One who gives us everything? In fact, Prophet Muhammad (saws) said, “The parable of the five prayers is that of a river running at your door in which he cleanses himself five times a day.” (Muslim 668)
Of course, we’re humans and Sheytan will always try to drive us away from that intention to grab a prayer mat, but switching our mindsets and seeing salah as a moment of selfcare rather than a chore will help tremendously.
How do I make it a special moment?
Our modern lifestyles can make it hard to prioritize and get excited about salah, but here are few habits you can implement to change for the best:
Get up as soon as it is time for prayer: watching Netflix or scrolling on social media can wait!
Start being in a state of meditation during wu’du: this step already allows you to purify yourself from your sins, make it intentional.
Go in a calm space and wear your best clothes: this will avoid distraction and allow you to deeply connect with the present moment. If you can, create yourself a prayer nook so you know this is your dedicated space for salah.
Don’t get up immediately once you’re done: make du’a, reflect, breathe deeply… Just stay on your prayer rug for a bit, the angels will even make du’a for you!
Don’t find excuses: when you’re on the go, make sure you bring a pocket sajadah with you. You can always find a way to pray, you just need to make it happen!
May Allah (swt) allow us to grow closer to Him and remain steadfast in our salah!
We believe that a good product starts with good raw materials. And by honoring the raw materials He provided us with, we intend to make products that are made to last.
After a long research and lot of sampling, we decided to go with wool because of its great properties. Wool is natural, renewable resource. We do not need to plant it :). It is a secondary product of having the sheep. It just grows on them.
We at RAHATNOOK believe that sustainability matters in every step of the production, in the sense that what we do should not cause any harm to anyone. Out of respect to everything that has been given to us, a conscious and responsible use of resources and interaction with the environment is crucial. To avoid environmentally harmful mass consumption, we need to create high quality products that are made to last.
Sustainability and natural materials go hand in hand and RAHATNOOK stands for both.
We – Anesa, Nadina and Ismar – are three close friends who live the Bosnian rahat to the fullest, while being attached to implementing a natural lifestyle in all spheres of our lives.
We have worked together for many years on different projects, and with RAHATNOOK we wish to bring our passions together and create timeless, sustainable and high quality products for your everyday use. To us, the prayer is the most natural and intimate daily deed. Having this in mind, we believe in the importance of creating an environment that will help us establish a better connection to the One.
WE BELIEVE IN CREATING BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL AMBIENCE IN PURSUIT OF INNER PEACE.
"Verily, God is beautiful and He loves beauty."