The month of Ramadan, when the world of Islam will fight their soul, is coming. People will fast for one month, that is, they will neither eat nor drink anything from dawn till dusk… The Muslims will not only deprive their bodies of food but also try to discipline their souls. To that end, they will pray and keep away from evil thoughts.
To do all these, they will come together in beautiful temples of Istanbul, the city of 7 hills. Now it is time of Ramadan in Istanbul. We have made a list of the mosques, tombs, and cultural riches of Istanbul, which you can visit in the month of Ramadan.
EYÜP SULTAN MOSQUE
Ordered by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror to be built around the grave of Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari who hosted Hz. Muhammed during the Hegira and then participated in the siege of Constantinople as the standard-bearer of the Islam armies is the constant meeting place in Ramadan.
The mosque ordered to be built by Sultan Ahmed I in 1617 is one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul. Known by the world as the Blue Mosque for its blue, green, and white Iznik tiles covering its interior walls and mostly blue hand-drawn ornaments covering the inner faces of its half-domes and main dome, this Mosque and its surroundings constitute the center of Ramadan entertainments.
AZIZ MAHMUT HÜDAYI TOMB
Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi was a religious scholar who guided most of the sultans of his era with his advices in the Ottoman Empire. Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi tomb is located in his dervish lodge in Üsküdar. His followers visit him and benefit from his inspirations and blessing.