Fatih Mosque in Istanbul
The Fatih Mosque was the first great imperial Mosque within the city walls after the conquest. It is an Ottoman Mosque situated in the Fatih districts in Istanbul. The Mosque is one of the biggest Turkish – Islamic architectural examples. It also represents an important stage in Turkish architectural development.
The name of the Mosque came after Fatih Sultan Mehmed who conquered Constantinople in 1453. The building has a beautiful courtyard with sixteen columns of granite. It is said that the Mosque represents the Islamic architecture of the Persian medresse (education institute), according to Mehmet Aga-Oglu, a Turkish historian.
The locals usually congregate at the front courtyard of the Mosque. If you spend time with them they’ll tell you about the history and stories behind the Mosque, so whilst your visiting the Mosque on your halal holiday in Turkey, you’ll gain lots of knowledge from locals.
The Fatih Mosque features facilities such as:
- Medrese for the study of traditional Islamic sciences like theology, law, physics, medicine etc.
- A Library
- Tabhane (Inn for travelling dervishes)
If you’re on a halal holiday in Istanbul and would like to visit Haci Ali Aga Cami, here are the details you’ll need:
Address: Fevzipasastreet, Istanbul, 34091, Turkey
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