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Hırka-ı Şerif Mosque

-Attractions July 27, 2016
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Hırka-ı serif mosque

Hırka-ı serif mosque

This is on eof the most beautiful structures in the Karagümrük district of Fatih. The mosque was built by Sultan Abdülmecid on an elevated parced of land n 1851. Our knowledge about the architect is limited, even though the mosque was not built very long ago. It is reported that it could have been the workd of the Balyan family. The mantle which Prophet Muhammed gave to Uways al- Qarani as a present is kept here. The Honored Mantle (Hırka-ı Şerif), which gaves its name to the mosque, can be seen during the Ramadan. The manle was taken from Uways al- Qarani’s grandsons, who were its guardians (the Uways Family), and brought to Istanbul in the 17th century on the order of Sultan Ahmed I. After being protected in various locations, it was brought to this mosque which had been constructed for its safekeeping.

 

 

Hırka-i serif mosque interior

Hırka-i serif mosque interior

 

Hırka-i serif

Hırka-i serif

The top floor of the mosque is the imperial apartment, which is adjecent to the section dedicated to the Uways family, as a sign of respect. The mosque has a single minaret with two balconies. The top of each minaret resembles the capital of a column. There are three entrances to the courtyard via three wooden gates. The niche, pulpit and podium reflect the Rococo style. The carvings and engraving wre designed by the famous calligrapher Mustafa İzzet. The handwriten plaques on the niche are the work of Sultan Aldulmecid himself. This is one of the most frequently visited mosques.

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