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Iftar in Fatih's Shadow


absmiddle Yazdır   -A | A+ 05.06.2017
Fatih Municipality iftar tables, which are set in a different neighborhood every evening during Ramadan, was this time set in the courtyard of Fatih Mosque, in the spiritual presence of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han, conqueror of İstanbul.

 Thousands of citizens had their iftar meal together at the same table in courtyard of Fatih Mosque on the fourth day of Ramadan, the sultan of eleven months.

Thousands of citizens had their iftar meal together at the same table in the courtyard of Fatih Mosque on the fourth day of Ramadan, the sultan of eleven months.

Fatih Municipality gave iftar meal for thousands of citizens in the courtyard of Fatih Mosque on the fourth day of Ramadan. Mayor of Fatih Mustafa Demir, AK Party Fatih District President Ahmet Hamdi Görk and thousands of citizens participated in iftar meal. Iftar program started with Quran recitation and continued with the breaking of fasting along with the reciting of evening adhan. Citizens took many photos with Mayor Demir who came off the stage after giving protocol speech.
“We are in the courtyard of the mosque which has been home to millions of people”
Mayor of Fatih, Mustafa Demir emphasized that Istanbul was conquered 564 years ago and said, “Here, the tomb of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Han, the commander who conquered Istanbul, is standing by us. The place conquered is the place where we call the first Istanbul, which is now Fatih district. We can live this spiritual atmosphere in the place where we are now. We are in the courtyard of the mosque which has been home to millions of people. I always think about it when I go to Fatih Mosque”.