Inside the Majestic Hagia Sofia – In Pictures

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Located at the heart of Istanbul, the Hagia Sophia, a massive structure meaning “Holy Wisdom,” was created as a church by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 537.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

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Once a church, later a mosque, Hagia Sophia has always been the precious of its time.

In 1453, the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople under Muhammad Al-Fatih.

The Sultan ordered tuning the church into a mosque and for the first time, the call for prayer echoed from this place.


In 1935, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, transformed the building into a museum. 

On the 10 July 2020, the Council of State cancelled the decision of the Council of Ministers to transform the Hagia Sophia into a museum.

After the decision, hundreds gathered outside the mosque to pray and celebrate the decision.

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