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Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Istanbul

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Eyüp Sultan Mosque represents an extremely sacred site for Muslims worldwide, ranking fourth in importance. The mosque stands next to the supposed grave of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, a friend of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Al-Ansari was killed while carrying the banner of Islam during the Arab assault on Istanbul from 674 to 678 CE. The mosque was built in 1458 and served as the location for coronation ceremonies for new sultans. Marvel at the painted domes and the intricate prayer niche inside. Outside, pay your respects at the mausoleum of Al-Ansari. Dress appropriately when visiting, as the mosque attracts crowds of Muslims making the pilgrimage to visit the holy site. Plan to visit Eyüp Sultan Mosque and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Istanbul attractions using our Istanbul online tour itinerary builder .
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  • This is one of most important moment in my as I was given an honor to be able to pay pilgrimage visit to one Great Sahabah of Rasulullah saw, radhiyallahu anhu. Sayyidina Abu Ayyub Al Anshori and his ...  more »
  • If you want to enter a real mosque and delve into Muslim culture, this is your choice and not the ones that are full of tourists. It's in the neighborhood of Eyup, which has a brutal charm. You feel the faith of the people in the environment. They even hand out typical sweets among parishioners. A very good experience.
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  • Located next to Pier Lotti, a soothingly calm religious site. Be warned to dress appropriately and respectably or you will not be allowed to view. Whilst at the site Muslims are able to do Ziaraat for those resting in their graves
  • Nice and very spiritually situated mosque. Just make sure you respect locals when visiting as tourist and follow the etiquette of taking shoes off in a proper clean way as locals do when entering mosque
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