Turkey’s mosques celebrate the night of Isra and Miraj


The largest mosques in Turkish cities revived the night of Isra and Miraj on Friday, praying for mercy for the earthquake deaths and for healing for the wounded.

The mosques witnessed a large turnout of worshipers, women, men and children, to commemorate the night of Isra and Miraj and to pray for the earthquake victims.

In Istanbul, worshipers flocked in large numbers to the mosques of Hagia Sophia, the Great, Al-Fateh, Sultan Ayoub, Sulaymaniyah, Sultan Ahmed, Chamlja the Great, Taksim, and others.


In Taksim Grand Mosque, after the evening prayer, verses from the Holy Qur’an were recited, then dhikr, then religious chants.

Muslims salute the Night of Isra and Miraj, during which the Prophet Muhammad (the Seal of the Messengers) was captured from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascended to heaven.