Istanbul served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire between 1460 and 1923 and is filled with interesting Islamic architecture and history

Abu Ayub Al Ansari

Hadrath Abu Ayyub Al Ansari was a close companion of Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh). He (pbuh) stayed in his house in Madinah for many months, after the emmigration. He died during the first arab siege of Constantinople.

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Sahaba in Istanbul

Many Companions of the Prophet (saws) are burried in Istanbul. Some places the Ottomans built "seats" (makams) in the memory of the Sahaba. Thus, not all of the picturized places here are actual graves - even though they look like graves.

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Sultan Ahmet

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