Hagia Sophia: Turkey Holds First Friday Prayer in Cathedral Turned Mosque

Hagia Sophia Originally built in A.D. 360, Hagia Sophia had served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral until 1204, when Enrico Dandolo and the...


Hagia Sophia


Originally built in A.D. 360, Hagia Sophia had served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral until 1204, when Enrico Dandolo and the Fourth Crusade conquered the city and turned it into a Catholic church.

Later, in the fifteenth century, following the conquest of Constantinople by Fatih Sultan Mehmed, it had become a mosque, remaining an Islamic house of worship until 1935, when the building was secularized and became a museum. — Inferno, Dan Brown.

The historic building was converted to mosque by the present president of Turkey two weeks a court ruled it could be converted back into a mosque.

Friday prayers held at the Hagia Sofia masjid yesterday, 24th of July 2020.

These met with different reactions from people around the world with some condemning the move of converting the tourism site which should be secular into a mosque.

In contrast, Muslims around the world are joyous and praising Allah for witnessing these moment.

You can watch full video of the opening of the mosque using the link below.

What's your thought on the conversion of the tourist attraction site into a mosque?

https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/status/1286686020017233920?s=09

See more pictures of the former museum below:

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