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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii), Istanbul
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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) 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. Take a look at our Istanbul vacation builder to schedule your visit to Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A beautiful mosque which allows to see much local culture and religion, not only in it but in its surroundings.
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  • A visit to Eyup Sultan Mosque is a deeply spiritual experience. It reminds of the great sacrifice of this great companion of the Prophet - peace be upon him. Abu Eyup Ansari was a host of the Prophet ...  more »
  • For many years we used to limit our activities in the well known touristic places in Istanbul. We have been adviced to go Eyup Pasha area; which we finally did. In the center of this area located Eyup...  more »
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  • Mazar of Hazrat Ayub Ansari, famous sahabi who hosted Prophet SAW in his house once Prophet migrated to Madina Munawra. Spiritual atmosphere around the place. Must see for those who travel to Istanbul. Board bus from Emininu and dismount at Eyup sultan stop, it is 100 meter away. A beautiful mosque and tomb are present here.
  • Aboo Ayyub Al- Ansari (r) One of the companion of prophet (s) He was a great personality in madeena When prophets (s) reach madeena Stay his home
  • Eyyub Al-Ansari's tomb. He hosted Hz. Muhammed ( The Last Prophet, peace be upon him) when he travelled (Hijra) to city of Yathrib. (The city is also known as Madina)
  • Great mosque with beautiful architecture, lively area around the mosque and it's very nice to walk around
  • I have visit excellent place acording to islamic culture and tomb of shah sultan