EYUP SULTAN-EL ENSARI MOSQUE

Ebu Eyyub-ul el Ensari Halid Bin Zeyd one of the most well-known sahabes (companion of the Prophet) who was born in Medina during the Prophet time.

When the prophet Muhammad (s.a.v) migrated from Mecca to Medina, El Ensari welcomed him 7 months in his house until they built a house for the Prophet. After the death of the Prophet, he led the Islamic army all the way up to Constantinopolis. During the siege, El Ensari had died in Constantinapolis.  They bruied him there. In 1453, Sultan Mehmet discovered his grave and built a mosque on behalf of El Ensari.

The mosque is located in the northern Golden Horn. It is one of the busiest mosque in Turkey. It is called “Eyup Sultan” in public. The mosque has two minarets, courtyard, a central dome. The tomb of Al-Ensari is located in the outer courtyard of the mosque and open to the visit all year around.

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