Eyup Sultan Mosque

Eyup Sultan Mosque and tomb is one of the most holy sites in Istanbul. It is the burial place of Ayoub al-Ansari, a standard-bearer and advisor to the Prophet Mohammed who was killed in the Arab siege of Constantinople in 670. Located in one of the city’s most religiously traditional areas, Friday prayers attract a great number of worshippers and pilgrims. Families spend the afternoon sitting in the shade and around the fountains after passing through the Iznik-tiled tomb to pay respects and participating in Friday prayers in the cool, airy mosque.

Superstitional Rituals of Istanbul