Thousands of Turkish devoted attended the particular congregational morning prayer at Hagia Sophia on Friday to mark the start of Qurban Bayram, or Eid al-Adha.
The first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia in 86 was led by head of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Ali Erbaş.
Parliament speaker Mustafa Şentop, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Ali Karaismailoğlu, Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya and Istanbul’s Fatih district Mayor Mehmet Ergün Turan joined the devoted at Hagia Sophia.
Coming from everywhere in the nation, hundreds of devoted crammed the Hagia Sophia, in addition to the streets surrounding the historic landmark in Istanbul.
On July 10, a Turkish courtroom annulled a 1934 Cabinet decree that reworked the Hagia Sophia right into a museum, paving the way in which for its use as a mosque.
Two weeks after the courtroom’s ruling, the first prayer at Hagia Sophia was held with attendance of some 350,000 individuals, in addition to high political figures in Turkey, together with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
On Friday, Muslims marked the start of Qurban Bayram, a four-day vacation marking the tip of the hajj and the second most necessary non secular festivity after Ramadan Bayram, also referred to as Eid al-Fitr.
On this holy day, Muslims sacrifice livestock, particularly, sheep, goats, cows or camels, in commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on Allah’s command.
Like Ramadan Bayram (Eid al-Fitr), this competition is a time for sharing presents and meals amongst family and friends members in addition to poor individuals. The sacrificed animal’s meat is normally divided into three components – one half for the household, one other for kinfolk and the ultimate half is for individuals in want.
To sacrifice an animal, you will need to observe particular Islamic guidelines in all the course of to make sure that the animal is appropriate for sacrifice. It is extremely suggested that the animal be minimize by professionals at a specified location. Muslims may additionally donate their sacrifice to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or different charitable organizations.