the story of this mosque goes back to early days of islam which inspired the acquisition of these land to muslims.
About Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)
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Beyond the ancient city walls on the south bank of the Golden Horn, this stately mosque—one of Istanbul’s most sacred Muslim sites—is flanked by massive cemeteries. Named for the prophet Mohammed’s legendary companion, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, on whose tomb the mosque was purportedly built in...More
The Tomb of Eyup is overlooked by many of he tours as its Islamic origins are thought to be non interest. The historical significance dates back to 630 AD as this personality was one of the trusted companions of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon...More
Very prominent Sahaba (Abu Ayub Ansari) of the Holy Prophet (May Peace be upon him) buried here. This was the same Sahaba who's house the Holy Prophet (saw) stayed at when he first arrived in Medina after the migration from Mecca. He also gave money...More
This mosque is not in your typical tourist area, but well worth the visit. We enjoyed walking around the neigborhood. The mosque itself is beautiful and colorful.
Compared to Istanbul's other famous mosques, this one is not so impressive itself, but the neighbourhood is lovely. After visiting the mosque you can take the Telefreak to climb up the hill and enjoy the view from one of the many coffeshops there. You can...More
We were in Istanbul for three nights and we chose not to spend the most of our time anywhere else but Eyup Sultan. What a spiritual vibe there. Thought we were staying at Ortakoy but we never failed to pray our Maghrib and Isha prayers...More
Beautiful Masjid, the outside area is also amazing and here is the Grave of the companion of Prophet Mohammad -Peace Be Upon Him- Abu Ayoub Al Ansari.
Architecture and the embroideries are beautiful. And most importantly you can feel the atmosphere of the Ottoman Empire and the peace.
You get a very close view of the grave and stay there as long as you want, there are two trees just outside which were planted by Hazrat Ayub (RA).