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Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii), Istanbul

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • Beautiful Masjid, the outside area is also amazing and here is the Grave of the companion of Prophet Mohammad -Peace Be Upon Him- Abu Ayoub Al Ansari.  more »
  • Architecture and the embroideries are beautiful. And most importantly you can feel the atmosphere of the Ottoman Empire and the peace.  more »
  • You get a very close view of the grave and stay there as long as you want, there are two trees just outside which were planted by Hazrat Ayub (RA).  more »
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  • Visiting the tomb and the mosque of Ashabi-e-Rasool Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari was a blessing in disguise. I was awestruck to have been here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience :)
  • Beautiful Masjid and the outside area is also beautiful and here is the Grave of the companion of Prophet Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him Hazrat Abu Ayoub Al Ansari R.A.
  • This is one of those historically significant mosques of Istanbul. It is widely believed that one of prophet Mohammeds companions (sahabe)is buried here. And therefore making it a very popular mosque to visit.
  • The spiritual sense of Eyup masjid area is amazing. Great place for family and shopping. I bought a pair of leather shoes there :)
  • The mosque of Eyup sultan is very good place and there are many bazar near it

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