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Bahrain’s King visits historic Blue Mosque in Istanbul

HM King Hamad with Shaikh Abdulla and members of his delegetaion at Blue Mosque

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa toured as part of his visit to Turkey the Sultan Ahmed mosque, known as Blue Mosque, accompanied by the Turkish President’s senior advisor Ersat Hurmuzlu and Ambassador Hussain Adin from the President’s office. During his visit His Majesty the King offered afternoon prayer at the mosque.

Following his prayer, His Majesty was briefed on the historic role played by the mosque that is considered one of the most famous in Turkey and a great tourist site that was constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Sultan Othman Ahmed I. The mosque is located in Sultan Ahmed area in Istanbul and was famously known as the Blue Mosque getting its name from its blue decorative patterns on the four pillars of the mosque’s wall. His Majesty also saw the golden religious scholar’s praying area (Mahrib).

His Majesty the King then visited the Turkish Islamic Museum and toured its various sections that contained historic Islamic artifacts and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) belongings. Moreover, he also saw the sword of the Prophet and the honourable Caliph’s and the key of the Ka’aba along with other artifacts. At the conclusion of the visit, His Majesty extended his thanks and appreciation on the efforts exerted by Turkey towards preserving these precious historic Islamic artifacts.

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