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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:12

Prophet's cloak attracts Ramadan faithful in Istanbul

The Hirka-i Serif (the Noble Cloak) was brought to Istanbul in the seventeenth century, at a time when the Ottoman Empire controlled much of the Islamic world deep into today's Saudi Arabia.

 

A long queue of men and women standing in separate lines extends from an Istanbul mosque to see a centuries-old garment pressed down flat inside a glass exhibition case: the Prophet Mohammed's (Peace be upon Him) sacred cloak made of linen, cotton and silk.

Every year, during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the cloak is put on special display at the Hirka-i Serif Mosque in Istanbul, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk

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