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Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul
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Şakirin Mosque is a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The building is located at one of the entrances of Karacaahmet Cemetery in Üsküdar. It was built by the Semiha Şakir Foundation in memory of İbrahim Şakir and Semiha Şakir and opened on 7 May 2009. According to newspaper reports, it is the most modern mosque in Turkey.HistoryThe mosque's architect was Hüsrev Tayla, known for his work on Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara and for his architectural conservation work. Its interior designer was Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, a great-niece of Semiha Şakir, and also according to newspaper reports, the first female interior designer of a mosque, as well as the first woman to design a mosque in modern Turkey.Construction of the mosque took 4 years. It is 10,000 square meters in area. It has two minarets, each 35 meters high, and a dome of aluminum composite. The calligraphy on the interior of the dome was written by Semih İrteş. The large windows on three sides of the prayer hall were designed by Orhan Koçan. The minbar is acrylic and was designed by Tayfun Erdoğmuş. Decorative motifs are derived from Seljuk art. The large, asymmetrical chandelier has waterdrop-shaped glass globes made by Nahide Büyükkaymakçı, "reflecting a prayer that Allah's light should fall on worshipers like rain," and the women's section is designed especially to allow female worshipers to have a clear view of the chandelier. The fountain in the courtyard was designed by William Pye. The mosque is built over a parking garage and also includes an exhibition area. The mosque's architect is believed to be the first female to design a mosque.
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  • This mosque was opened in 2009 year. She looks very different from many mosques, its round form. Tourists are allowed inside. There are very nice and light. There is a very tidy cemetery on which allowed a walk. We really enjoyed!
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  • Şakirin Mosque is located in the Asian site of Istanbul. We handle public transportation to arrive (metrobus and then bus). It moved us knowing is a mosque designed by a woman and that he had an "actual air". We loved it: has details on the hardware of the outer facing to be ornamental marger privacy environment mosque, a harmonious composition, use of non-traditional items as the metal of the input source and an interior in which reigns in light, calm. Emphasizes the lamp of which drop Crystal drops. Very attractive, a new way of seeing and feeling a mosque.
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  • The Şakirin Mosque is a modern looking building which was opened in 2009. Located in Üsküdar right next to a graveyard this Mosque is definitely worth a visit. While the outside is very impressive the...  more »
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  • A different mosque. Local people say it's a gift of Mohamar Kadhaffi.
  • Nice mosque with a unique design. Worth seeing.
  • A contemporary style mosque in Istanbul
  • Farklı tasarımı ile insanı büyüleyen bir camidir. İçerisine girildiğinde ferahlık veriyor.
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