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Prayer mat with navigation system lights way to Mecca

23 July 2012 Last updated at 11:12 BST

For many Muslims answering the call to prayer in unfamiliar locations, finding the direction towards Mecca can be a problem.

But now a London-based Turkish designer has developed EL Sajjadah - a prayer mat with a built-in navigation system which lights up as soon as it finds the right way.

BBC Turkish's Huseyin Alkan reports.