The first taraweeh prayer was performed at the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul after more than eight decades. For two years since the pandemic began, mosques had been closed to worship for tarawih prayers as part of Covid-19 preventive measures. The historic place of worship was converted into a museum in 1934, and it regained mosque status in 2020.
A series of events was also held at the mosque in honour of Ramadan. Sermons were given by muftis, Muslim legal experts, before the noon prayer throughout the Muslim holy month.
Hagia Sophia was constructed in the year 532 CE. It was turned into a mosque in 1453 after the conquest of Istanbul.
Source: TRT World
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