Noor Alim – Masjid Carpets Specialist
With my experienced team, I would love to help you renew your valuable mosque carpets with lots of care!
Noor Alim is the founder of Musalla Masjid Carpets with experience in many rug stores in the Chicago area. He has an MBA from Dominican University in Chicago and a BA in Business Administration from Uldag University in Bursa, Turkey. Mr. Alim has been an entrepreneur since he was 13-years old, managing a grocery store with his brothers. Since his childhood, he enjoyed spending his time in the beautiful mosques in Turkey. Not only does Mr. Alim have a passion for high quality mosque carpets, but he cares deeply about mosques that are dynamic not only as places to pray, but community centered, woman, child and elderly-friendly and beneficial to all people, Muslims and people from other religious and spiritual backgrounds.
Mr. Alim is bilingual in English and Turkish.
Mosque Carpets in the U.S.A
Alhamdulillah (Praise to be God),the number of masjids have been increasing the last 20 years. According to the Islamic Council of North America (ICNA) in 1994 there were 962 mosques in the U.S.; in 2000, there were 1209 mosques in the U.S. and in 2011, there were 2,106 masjids in the U.S.
Importance of Mosque Carpet
Imagine a place where believers visit five times a day more than visiting their homes. Masjids are open during all four seasons and at least five times a day. Thus, mosque carpets play a very important role in our masjids.
Turkish Masjid Carpet
When you visit any mosque in Turkey, the first thing that may catch your eye is the mosque carpets. Turkey has a long historical tradition with masjid carpets. During the Ottoman empire, mosques were built by the community by hand. Therefore, each masjid carpet is unique and durable. Just as Sweden is famous for their watches, Turkey is famous for its mosque carpets!
The importance of high quality masjid carpets in the U.S.
In most Muslim-majority countries, mosques are used solely for praying. In the U.S., however, mosques are multifunctional: schools, conference rooms, dining halls, and a place for Muslim communities’ social gatherings, in addition to many other purposes. Due to the mosque being used for many purposes, the carpet of the prayer area needs to be durable, free of static, antibacterial, and colorfast like Musalla Masjid Carpets!
Density of Mosque Carpets
High density masjid carpets have multiple benefits. Firstly, higher density masjid carpets last longer. Secondly, higher density masjid carpets prevent dust and dirt to penetrate the bottom of yarn holding the carpet together.
Is the mosque carpet manufactured in the U.S.?
No. Most of the masjid carpets are manufactured in Turkey. Today, Turkey is the biggest supplier of mosque carpets in the world.[/vc_column_text]
-High Density: High density masjid carpets have multiple benefits. First of all higher-density masjid carpets last longer. Second of all higher-density masjid carpets prevent dust and dirt to go through bottom of yarns. Third of all higher-density makes the carpet more confortable which allow believers to stay on our carpet long time to chat and remember Al-Jami and Al-Hadi.
Raw material, Polypropylene / Olefin prevents our masjid carpets from shedding.
Who wants to be bothered by the shedding of carpet when they are in the important moment of prayer, sajda (prostration) ?
-Colorfast or never fading:
All of our masjid carpets have a color fast feature, good for years for high foot trafficked areas.
As we know, our masjids have thousands of believers and our brothers and sisters from other faiths who come to our mosques daily.
-Stitches / Needle Count: The number of loops of yarn is known as the stitch or needle count. The higher the stitch or needle count, the denser the rug. Higher-density rugs last longer and wear better than more loosely woven constructions. Our masjid carpets have approximately 1.1 million points of yarn per square meter, which is the highest density in the market.
-Polypropylene / Olefin:
The most stain-resistant synthetic fiber in the industry.
Polypropylene repels water and is impervious to most stains. Olefin has resistance to humidity and mold.
It is the most recommended material for places where high foot trafficked areas occur, such as masjids, banquet halls and hotels, for example
This is another important specification of mosque carpets.
All you need is a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner.
You may shampoo your masjid carpets as much as you want because our masjid carpets are made of Polypropylene / Olefin which does not collect dirt.
We use special chemicals that prevent the multiplication of bacteria, mold and fungus.
In our masjids, hundreds of people step on the masjid’s carpets thousands of times
after they do wudu (ritual washing before prayer) multiple times a day.
This antibacterial feature of our masjid carpets keeps our masjids clean, hygienic and healthy.
This is a process polypropylene goes through to create twists in the yarn.
When the yarn is set with heat, it has a wool-like appearance.
One indicator of rug quality is the number of knots or stitches per square inch.
When comparing the line count of a number of different rugs,
it is important to remember that this number may be calculated differently, depending on how and where the rug was made.