Decorated Prayer Mats

Question: What’s the ruling on praying on a decorated prayer mat [or carpet]?

Shaikh Muḥammad Naṣir Al-Dīn Al-Albānī, may Allāh have mercy on him, replied:

There’s no doubt about that being detested [in Islam]. A Muslim should choose a plain, simple place for his prayer without any rug or carpet there on which there are decorations; there should also not be anything, with regard to those decorations, towards the qiblah [the direction towards which he is praying].

Riḥlah Al-Nūr, 58, 00:28:35.