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    Posted: 04 Sep 2014 at 18:08

The Blue Mosque is an historical place in Istanbul. Sultan Ahmed Mosque was its original name but its popular Blue Mosque. This mosque is known for blue mosque because of its blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. The six slender minarets of the Blue Mosques are very beautiful. Sultan Ahmed 1 wished to build an Islamic palace of worship in 17th century that would be even better palace than the Hagai Sophia. It was build near Hagai Sophi and now the popularity of Blue Mosque is more than the Hagai Sophia.  Its construction work was started in 1609 and took 7 years to build. Mehmet Aga is the architecture who gives design to the mosque.  Many other mosques it is comprise a tomb founder of madrasa and a hospice. It became a popular tourist attraction in Istanbul. From the Hippodrome (West side of the mosque) you can see the great architecture of the Blue Mosque. If you are non-muslim visitor, than you can use the same direction to enter into the mosque. According to the principle of Islam, muslims pray five times a day. Timing of the prayers is orderly throughout the day, so one will frequently reminded of Allah and scrutinize the opportunity to his forgiveness and guidance. The time of the ezan is change each day to the rotation of earth, revolution of sun, various longitude and latitude of the earth’s location and the daylight savings times. Islamic prayer times are not set and based on clock, it is traditionally set according due to the movement of sun. This timing is advised by The Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey.

The names of the prayers call by muslim in Turkish and Arabic is given below:

1) Imsak / Fajr             - Two hours before dawn 
2) Ogle / Zuhr             - Midday
3) Ikindi  / Asr             - Afternoon
4) Aksam / Maghrib    - Sunset
5) Yatsi / Isha           - Right before last light of the day get disappeared.

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