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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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  • July 16, 2017
    The most popular of the Anatolian side in karacaahmet cemetery. Have different architecture. the sound of a very good teacher of the mosque. You will hear bad sound in most places. So a lot of the sound of the muezzin from the human religion-imam or religious feelings cools
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  • May 2, 2017
    Karacaahmet cemetery, located in the modern mosque with different architecture. When we say goodbye to our friends and near a mosque.
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  • March 8, 2017
    There is also a beautiful mosque, modern architecture, but this is no longer our big, who died for us and our friends when we left off our last journey as memory. Especially when they died one after the last months meet us here. I also have no good memories with a mosque.
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  • Sakirin Cami is amazing mosque with it's modern architecture.
  • Nice mosque with a unique design. Worth seeing.
  • A different mosque. Local people say it's a gift of Mohamar Kadhaffi.
  • Divinely beautiful wonder of architecture and patterns.
  • Nice modern mosque. I was amazed.

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