Islamic Religious Tours in Istanbul for our guests from UK – Istanbul – 2016
Mosques – Sahabe Tombs – Cemeteries – Religious places visit In Istanbul.
Istanbul is the center of religion for centuries. After the ottoman period Islamic Religion spreaded througout the city. The first mosque in Istanbul was built in Kadikoy on the Asian side of the city, which was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1353.
The first mosque on the European side of Istanbul was built inside the Rumeli Castle in 1452. The first grand mosque which was built in the city proper is the EyUp Sultan Mosque (1458), while the first imperial mosque inside the city walls was the Fatih Mosque (1470) which was built on the site of the Church of the Holy Apostles, an important Byzantine church which was originally edificed in the time of Constantine the Great.
Many other imperial mosques were built in the following centuries, such as the famous SUleymaniye Mosque (1557) which was ordered by Suleiman the Magnificent and designed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan, and the famous Sultan Ahmet Mosque (1616) which is also known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles which adorn its interior.
Istanbul was the final seat of the Islamic Caliphate, between 1517 and 1924. The personal belongings of Mohammed and the earliest Caliphs who followed him are today preserved in the Topkapı Palace, the EyUp Sultan Mosque and in several other prominent mosques of Istanbul.
About Eyup El Ensari : He is the companion and standard bearer of the prophet Mohammed. The tomb is located in the Eyup district in Istanbul beyond the old city walls of Constantinople on the south part of the Golden Horn.
Eyup Sultan Mosque : It was built by the grave of the armor-bearer prophet Muhammad who died during Constantinople attack.
Sultanahmet Mosque : It was built in the beginning of the 17th century to the order of Ahmed the First. It’s designed in blue colored tile. There is a piece of a Saint gem of Kaab in the Mosque.