13 mai 2021

Eid prayer held at Turkey's Hagia Sophia Mosque after 87 years Related news


ISTANBUL  Eid prayer was held at Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia Mosque on Thursday after an 87-year hiatus. Thousands of worshippers joined the prayer led by Ali Erbas, head of Turkey's top religious body Diyanet. Erbas delivered the Eid sermon holding a sword in his hand, an age-old Ottoman tradition which signifies conquest. "These holidays are being held during exceptional times that define us, unite our hearts, and reinforce our brotherhood," he said. He offered special prayers for [...]