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Istanbul to Commemorate Fatih the Conqueror


absmiddle Yazdır   -A | A+ 10.05.2016
Opening one era and closing another, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han was commemorated on his 535th death anniversary by his tomb.

Fatih Municipality held a commemorating ceremony after Friday prayer on the occasion of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han’s 535th death anniversary.

Sultan Mehmet Han, after a fifty three days long siege, was entitled to the title of commander Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) praised in his hadith “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader he will be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!” and from that day on he was called “Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han”.

Fatih Municipality distributed pilaf with meat to the community after Friday prayer on 535th death anniversary of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han. Fatih Sultan Mehmet, after whom many prayers were said and ceremonies were held, was commemorated by public on his death anniversary. As renovations were being made around the mausoleum, citizens prayed in the garden in which the mausoleum of the Sultan is located.

Citizens who wished to have pilaf with meat distributed by Fatih Municipality in the garden formed a long queue.