First Muslim Prayer at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in 86 Years

After a gap of nearly a century, Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia on Friday echoed with the sounds of Islamic prayer, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joining the faithful to witness the fulfillment of a move calculated to boost his popularity at home and in the broader Muslim world.

Friday’s service is the first since Erdogan’s decision earlier this month to act on a court order he had encouraged and convert the gracious domed structure originally built as a Byzantine cathedral from a museum to a mosque.

In sharp contrast to the international criticism that greeted the decision, the president’s followers reacted with joy. Hundreds of men slept outside Hagia Sophia from late Thursday, reciting prayers and chanting Islamic hymns as they waited for the grand opening.

Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted ruling AK Party has lost ground in Turkey’s major cities in recent years, and the president hopes to rally the support of nationalist Turks by portraying the monument’s new status as a milestone in the country’s rebirth as a powerful Muslim nation after a century of misguided efforts to imitate the Christian West.

But the move is likely to damage already difficult relations with European neighbors led by Greece, for which the Hagia Sophia carries a special significance as one of the most important monuments of Orthodox Christianity.

Inside the building’s security perimeter, hasty preparations have made it suitable for Muslim worship for the first time since secular leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk gave it museum status.

Hundreds of meters of turquoise carpets were laid on the marble floor while curtains were installed to cover the early Christian mosaics that line the great dome.

The first and only posting so far from a newly created Twitter account to mark the occasion read: “In the name of Allah the Merciful,” in Arabic letters. The expression, known as the Basmala, is said at the opening of Koranic chapters in order to receive blessing from God.

100+ komentarze:

halida ticic
halida ticic:
Mashalah I was crying and listening.May Allah reward you .As a Bosnian woman I ‘m so excited.Eselamu alejkum to all muslims.We love Turkey
Juan Castillo
Juan Castillo:
The Imam who insulted Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is going face serious consequences after Erdogan’s presidency
bhads trojan
bhads trojan:
EVERYONE WANTS TO FOLLOW THE GREAT LEADER OF MUSLIMS WORLWIDE! TURKEY PEOPLE IS LUCKY TO HAVE THIS KIND OF HEAD OF STATE.
handsome ٠١
handsome ٠١:
And tomorrow in qudus palestine 🇵🇸🇲🇦
MikDan 88
MikDan 88:
Kyrie eleison!
Shafiq Ahmed
Shafiq Ahmed:
Inshallah next would be Masjid-Al-Aqsa
Umer Ashfaq
Umer Ashfaq:
LOVE FROM PAKISTAN MASHALLAH I PROUD TO B A MUSLIM
Moin Khan
Moin Khan:
Mashaa Allah after against all odds somewhere on earth muslims are getting justice
MN 1911
MN 1911:
ΚΥΡΙΕ ΙΗΣΟΥ ΧΡΗΣΤΕ ΥΙΕ ΘΕΟΥ ΕΛΕΗΣΟΝ ΤΟΥΣ ΔΟΥΛΟΥΣ ΣΟΥ
Srk calicut Srk
Srk calicut Srk:
Mashah allah . alhaamdhulillah
빛개월
빛개월:
터키가 그런 일을 한 이유?? ㅋㅋㅋ
왜 그런지 모르겠지만 터키를 지지합니다.! 자매 국가 ♥
bessem attia
bessem attia:
الحمد لله
Rian YW
Rian YW:
Alhamdulillah
chouki rezai
chouki rezai:
🇩🇿💚❤️🇹🇷 الله أكبر
Md Salauddin
Md Salauddin:
Masha Allah
Noyon Noyon
Noyon Noyon:
ya Allah,bismillah,Allah hu Akbar
Sevki Oflu
Sevki Oflu:
Selamunaleykum, açılışı için kim çalıştıysa. Onlardan allah razı olsun.
Quod Philosophus
Quod Philosophus:
الله اكبر الله اكبر الله اكبر الله اكبر
UDEDI JUNAEDI
UDEDI JUNAEDI:
di Turkey sudah idul fitri ....alhamdulillah.....
george popovici
george popovici:
From Romania Allah is great. Very well Turkey
Vesna B
Vesna B:
Postoji jedna stara izreka prigodna ovom slučaju: Oteto prokleto! AMIN
Shaista Bibi
Shaista Bibi:
Alhumdulilallah
TAKHARK
TAKHARK:
Allahu Akbar
Halil Gökdogan
Halil Gökdogan:
🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 Kan gövdeyi götüren asıl o büyük harpler başladığında, Şam'dan bir ordu çıkar. İşte bunlar Allah'ın gelmiş geçmiş en hayırlı kullarıdır. (el fiten)

Allah'ın ordusu kim mi ?
Korkusundan Çin Seddi yaptıran Mete'nin ordusudur. Allah'ın ordusu.

50 bin kişilik ordu ile 200 bin kişilik düşman ordusunu yok eden Alparslan'ın ordusudur. Allah'ın ordusu.

Avrupa'ya aman dedirten Atilla'nın ordusudur. Allah'ın ordusu.

2 bin kişi ile 500 bin kişilik orduyu kovalayan Kılıçarslan'ın ordusudur. Allah'ın ordusu.

50 çeri ile Çin sarayını basan Kürşad'ın ordusudur. Allah'ın ordusu.

Hz Muhammed'in (SAV) müjdelediği ve onun övgüsüne mazhar olan Fatih Sultan Mehmet'in ordusudur Türk ordusu
ali azhar haseeb
ali azhar haseeb:
Allahu akbar
adms
adms:
Allah Hu Akbar 🤍👌🏻☪️🙏💪
Puetra Kerinchi Sumatera
Puetra Kerinchi Sumatera:
LA ILLA HA ILLALLAHU....ALLAHU AKBAR !!
സംഘി മുക്ത ഭാരതം സംഘി മുക്ത ഭാരതം
സംഘി മുക്ത ഭാരതം സംഘി മുക്ത ഭാരതം:
Alhamdu lillah
Tousif Raza khan
Tousif Raza khan:
SUBHANALLAH
Iranian Mujahid
Iranian Mujahid:
ماشائ اللہ
Petar Markovic VII-1 B
Petar Markovic VII-1 B:
Alahhhh,haha,ha haha stopit people
Shamsun Khan
Shamsun Khan:
Alhamdulillah
Himmet Öksüzoğlu
Himmet Öksüzoğlu:
Elhamdülillahi Rabbel Âlemin.🗡️🇹🇷🗡️
fizhfari creations
fizhfari creations:
Wwwa what a wonderful moment..Allahu akbar
Bi Ma
Bi Ma:
ما شاء الله, الحمد لله,
From Indonesia 🇮🇩❤️🇹🇷.. 😷🙏🏻
Somi Idrees
Somi Idrees:
Wa ta Izzu man tashaa wa ta zilu man tashaa..
syah jr
syah jr:
Allah
Ash Media
Ash Media:
ALHAMDULLIAH 💘
Waseem Sajad
Waseem Sajad:
MashaAllah subhan Allah
Faizan Khan
Faizan Khan:
Masha Allah
muneer shaik
muneer shaik:
Alhumdulilah
Mery Kelana
Mery Kelana:
Subhanalloh Alhamdulillah Allohu Akbar..
Allohuma sholli ala Muhammad w ala ali Muhammad..
Greetings, love and respect from Yogyakarta Indonesia
Mohd Noh Majid
Mohd Noh Majid:
Thedeenshow.com
♥ 🌷 ♥ 🌷
BRO.SUHAIBWEBB.COM
volkan bastug
volkan bastug:
Elhamdulillah, thank Allah, grazie Allah
Adil Waqar
Adil Waqar:
Masha Allah, its a proud moment for Muslim now next target Mosque Aqsa اقصىً
Afrid Razaa
Afrid Razaa:
Allah Ho Akbar
hani Khan
hani Khan:
Mashallah
Jamal Hussain
Jamal Hussain:
اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر
ismail khatri
ismail khatri:
Mashallah... Subhan Allah what a heart melting view and proud feelings... stay blessed dear president of turkey
Jamal Hussain
Jamal Hussain:
ALLAH ho akbar
Junaid Tariq
Junaid Tariq:
Allah hoo akbar allah hoo akbar
Michael Bohm
Michael Bohm:
Yo that guy in back needs to stop talking.
Md Munna
Md Munna:
Mashallah
Sm Adnan
Sm Adnan:
الحمداللہ
Ayan Moumin
Ayan Moumin:
Mash Allah may Allah have merciful on you all its great opportunities for you and for us as Muslims community may Allah have merciful on Turkish leader I'm happy then happy الحمد الله ربي العالمين الحمد الله على نعمة الاسلام ؤ نعمة الأيمان برك الله خير الجزاء الله اكبر I'm form Djibouti east African 🇩🇯🇩🇯🇩🇯🇩🇯🇩🇯🇩🇯
Jamal Hussain
Jamal Hussain:
ماشااللہ ماشااللہ ماشااللہ ماشااللہ ماشااللہ ماشااللہ ماشااللہ
Esa Shaik
Esa Shaik:
Hagia Sophia was a museum not a church.You had to buy very expensive tickets to enter Hagia Sophia when it was a Museum . Hagia Sophia as a Mosque is now free for anyone to enter.
عبدالله العزوني
عبدالله العزوني:
happy
Umer Drazz
Umer Drazz:
Subhanla mashala Allah hu akber
ABDUL MANAN JUTT
ABDUL MANAN JUTT:
اللہ اکبر
Waseem Sajad
Waseem Sajad:
Allah o Akbar
Kawsar Mohamed. Hassan
Kawsar Mohamed. Hassan:
Mashallah
azim zoom
azim zoom:
insha allah next aqsa mosique will will free
انشاءاللہ اگلا نمبر مسجد اقصی کی آذادی کا ہے۔
Sayyed javed
From
india
Be Nice
Be Nice:
I think some countries first before they criticize others they need to solve some basics things like racist let's them people solve main issues human rights, them let talk about buildings
shaukat ali
shaukat ali:
Mashallah
Kristos
Kristos:
Fun Fact: The one who covered Jesus died after a few days from a heart attack.
Yüksel Yüksel
Yüksel Yüksel:
❤️
Kalvin Johnny
Kalvin Johnny:
Beautiful🇲🇾
Riaz Ahmad
Riaz Ahmad:
Allah Hu Akbar Allah Hu Akbar
Bouchemal Djamilaimane
Bouchemal Djamilaimane:
الله اكبر الله اكبر الله اكبر لا اله الا الله الله اكبر و لله الحمد
Violent Rants
Violent Rants:
مااشاءالله تبارك الله الله اكبر❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kattar aadmi
Kattar aadmi:
ALLAH o Akbar ☝️
Ashifur1 Vlog
Ashifur1 Vlog:
Ma sha Allah
KIM JONG UN
KIM JONG UN:
আল আকসা কখন ????????
A XOXO
A XOXO:
Masya Allah 💕✨
Rooh Ullah
Rooh Ullah:
ماشااللہ,الحمداللہ, اللہ اکبر ❤
Ez Alemdar
Ez Alemdar:
Ma sha Allah
Mustafa Karakus
Mustafa Karakus:
La ilahe illallah 🇹🇷👆
life in world life
life in world life:
Proud ...happy....eyes filling with water.... while hearing لا إله الا الله
ATMaui
ATMaui:
Anybody else learn about The Hagia Sophia from Tom Scott?
abu Qadr
abu Qadr:
TAKBIR!!
Puetra Kerinchi Sumatera
Puetra Kerinchi Sumatera:
Alhamdulillah from Indonesia 🇮🇩
92Shahid
92Shahid:
Alhamdulillah
IYI
TheKidFromCleveland
TheKidFromCleveland:
Cinemasins would lose their mind with all those lamps and candles at the beginning😁😂
usman afridi
usman afridi:
IYl
hafid atmani
hafid atmani:
تبارك الله و ما شاء الله
Ajmal mohammadi
Ajmal mohammadi:
Iam very happy for it
BD Skills
BD Skills:
💚 ☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️
🌙🌙🌙🇧🇩🇹🇷🇵🇰🇦🇫🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙🌙
🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩🇧🇩💞
Elmar Haciyev
Elmar Haciyev:
☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻 Əlhəmdulillah ❤
Reino Federal De Máltiva
Reino Federal De Máltiva:
If you are going to convert it into a mosque, please do not destroy and take care of the Orthodox Christian mosaics. In that place very important things happened.
Dorothea Κarapurtzidou
Dorothea Κarapurtzidou:
I say a little pray for you!
Billal Hossain
Billal Hossain:
Amin
Aru Gozino
Aru Gozino:
Allahuakbar, greetings from Indonesia
Muzamil Mahmood
Muzamil Mahmood:
ALLAH HOO AKBAR WALILLILA ILL HAMD
Azwa Siddiqua
Azwa Siddiqua:
Following are the Mosques that were converted to churches in Spain Alone:
A>>>> THE GREAT MOSQUE OF CORDOBA >>> CONVERTED TO CATHEDRAL
1) Cathedral of the Savior of Zaragoza
2) Iglesia de San Nicolás, Madrid
3) Granada Cathedral
4) Basílica de Santa María de la Asunción
5) Baza Cathedral
6) Guadix Cathedral
7) Santa Catalina, Valencia
8) Iglesia de San Mateo (Tarifa)

some churches were built by demolishing the mosques and some were converted from mosques to churches.... WHY NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE MOSQUES CONVERTED TO CHURCHES? This is Pure Hypocrisy ...double standard by the Christians. On the other hand, the conquerer Mohammad Fateh paid a hefty amount and bought HAYE SUFIA than he converted that into a mosque.
Mercy • 7 years ago • edited
Mercy • 7 years ago • edited:
Assalamualaikum from Indonesi
Usama Khan
Usama Khan:
Al Abrar Media
Al Abrar Media:
Allahu Akbar Allahu akbar lailaha illalahu wallahu akbar allahu akbar walillahil hamud.
andreas pyrovolakis
andreas pyrovolakis:
https://youtu.be/pb0qGCfG8pc
mis understood !
mis understood !:
Spooky