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. Plan to visit Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Istanbul attractions using our Istanbul online tour itinerary builder .
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  • Beautiful mosques in Istanbul not near Sultanahmet, but you can reach it easily by bus.
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  • The masjid is located in mostly muslim neighbourhood in Istanbul.Revered by muslims the feeling is good located in the golden horn area.  more »
  • Eyüpte the tomb of eyüp sultan mosque and found both in worship and to visit. The historic influx of visitors every day of the year in this place of worship, you can have a good time in geşire.
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  • ....we were on a guided tour and this Mosque is right in the same square where we had our lunch! We visited on New Years day not that it matters what day it is or was, there were two funerals taking place so the place was jam packed with tourist and also with locals attending the funerals as also with shoppers as the shopping centre is right there! Indeed its a stunning building and the atmosphere was that of reverence! It was also a very interesting experience to see the tree that is claimed to be just over 600 hundred years old that was planted on this site by a friend of the Prophet Mohamed. The cemetery is also another site to witness especially the tombs that are on the hillside of the mosque! There is also a beautiful spray fountain in front of the mosque and if you can find a place to sit down the sound of the water is very calming .............
  • Such a calming unique spiritual experience... another fabulous historical location of turkey that you must visit .... easy accessibility by public transportation a lot of walking as usual u have to wear a really comfortable shoes...
  • A very unique and ambient environment. Mosque is beauriful. Shrine of Sultan Ayup is adjacent to mosque. People visit quitely and offer lot of respect. Sultan Ayup was one of greatest companion of Prophet Muhammad SAW. He was with army who first conquered Turkey under Islamic reign. He was very old around 90 years and died in the way. But brave shoulder desired that his dead body should also be taken with army and so he was hurried near Istanbul more than 1430 years ago.
  • I love this place where Abo Eyup Al Anssri was buried. The ambiance is si calm and full with positive energy. It Is a pleasure to watch brides and grooms come for blessings. And little boys wearing the traditional dress and being presented to their manhood.
  • Such a beautiful spirtual sight to visit. Tomb of Syedna Abu Ayub Ansari, he was the host of Prophet (PBUM) during the hijra to Madina!
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