Thousands of trustworthy Turks attended the particular congregational morning prayer at Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque on Friday to mark the start of Qurban Bayram, often known as Eid al-Adha.
The first Bayram prayers at Hagia Sophia in 86 years was led by the pinnacle 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 trustworthy on the Hagia Sophia.
Coming from all around the nation, hundreds of individuals crammed the Hagia Sophia, in addition to the streets surrounding the historic landmark in Istanbul.
On July 10, a Turkish court docket 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 court docket’s ruling, the primary prayer at Hagia Sophia was held with the attendance of some 350,000 individuals, in addition to prime 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 vital non secular festivity after Ramadan Bayram, often known 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, this pageant is a time for sharing presents and meals amongst family and friends members in addition to with the poor. The sacrificed animal’s meat is often divided into three elements – one half for the household, one other for family and the ultimate half is for individuals in want.
To sacrifice an animal, you will need to comply with particular Islamic guidelines all through the complete course of to make sure that the animal is appropriate for sacrifice. It is very suggested that the animal be minimize by professionals at a specified location. Muslims might also donate their sacrifice to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or different charitable organizations.