Eyüp Sultan Mosque

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Eyüp Sultan Mosque
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Eyüp Sultan Mosque
Basic information
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Geographic coordinates 41°02′52.61″N 28°56′01.63″E / 41.0479472°N 28.9337861°E / 41.0479472; 28.9337861
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Ottoman architecture
Completed 1458
Minaret(s) 2

The Eyüp Sultan Mosque (Turkish: Eyüp Sultan Camii) is situated in the district of Eyüp on the European side of Istanbul, near the Golden Horn, outside the Walls of Constantinople. Built in 1458, it was the first mosque constructed by the Ottoman Turks following the Conquest of Constantinople in 1453.[1]

The mosque rises next to the place where Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (Turkish: Eyüp Sultan), the standard-bearer of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is said to have been buried during the First Arab Siege of Constantinople in the 670s. His tomb is greatly venerated by Muslims, attracting many pilgrims. Some of the personal belongings of Muhammad are preserved in the building that houses the tomb[citation needed].

The mosque was the traditional site of the coronation ceremony of the Ottoman Sultans, where the new sultan was girt with the Sword of Osman.


The mimbar of the mosque 
The dome and minarets of the mosque 
The prayer niche of the mosque 
A wudu fountain outside the mosque 
The tomb of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari 
Dome of the mosque 
Dome of the Eyup Sultan Mosque 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  • Mehmet Nami Haskan, Eyüpsultan Tarihi, Eyüpsultan Vakfı Yayınları, Istanbul 1996.

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Coordinates: 41°02′52.61″N 28°56′01.63″E / 41.0479472°N 28.9337861°E / 41.0479472; 28.9337861