Hagia Sophia Nominated as a Mosque
Hagia Sophia nominated as a mosque again; its position as a museum observed decapods as a symbol of the country’s soul. President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey proceeded a command instructing the Hagia Sophia, a high and exalted 65,000 square monument formation from the sixth century in Istanbul, to be unlocked for Muslim prayers.
The same day, a Turkish summit court had abrogated the 1934 order by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was the originator of the Turkish democratic state, which had converted it into a depository.
PARTIES AND LARGEST MUSLIM NATIONS:
Many of the political, governmental, and religious groups of two major Muslim states, Pakistan and Indonesia, really admired President Erdogan’s order.
MESSAGE FROM PAKISTAN POLITICAL PARTIES:
Leader of Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami party Siraj-ul-Haq appreciated the decision of President Erdogan. He added that the choice of opening Aya Sofya for Muslim invocations after too many years affectionate people worldwide and exceptionally in Pakistan. Aya Sofya remained a church for almost 916 years and was used as a worship place for 481 years.
Hagia Sophia was a church under the Eastern Roman Empire. This huge construction was metamorphosed back into a mosque by ruler Sultan Ahmed II, who faced defeat in Turkey in 1453 A.D. Hagia Sophia had been transformed back into a mosque in 1935.
Another name for Hagia Sophia in Turkey is Aya Sofya. In Latin dialect, it is also termed Sancta Sophia, which means Cathedral of Holy insight or Duomo of Angelic perception. This Church was constructed at Constantine, which is known as Istanbul now.
Hagia Sophia was used as:
- Eastern Orthodox Church
- Temporarily by the Roman Catholic Church
- Ottoman Mosque in 1453.
This magnificent structure was completed in 537 during the domain of Emperor Justinian.
Hagia Sophia is known for its great innovative interior structure and is among the first to recruit an entirely indicative and penetrative dome.
WHAT’S THE HISTORY OF HAGIA SOPHIA? AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT?
The first Aya Sofya promoted a roof composed of wood in 404 A.D the structure was blazed to the ground. Hagia Sophia is vital for its political, religious, historical, and imaginative background. It is an essential site for Muslim prayers after the domain of Sultan Ahmed II.
SECOND STRUCTURE OF HAGIA SOPHIA:
The subsequent formation of Aya Sophia was completed in 415A.D, which accommodated many interiors and a gigantic entrance, composed of a wooden roof.
HAGIA SOPHIA BURNT STRUCTURE:
Hagia Sophia’s structure was burned again after one century of Nika Rebel, which was against the Ruler Justinian, who governed the country from 527 till 565. In 532 A.D Emperor Justinian recuperated the destruction of Aya Sofya.
COMPLETION OF HAGIA SOPHIA FOR THIRD TIME:
Hagia Sophia was completed for the third time in 537; its structure is the same today.
HAGIA SOPHIA’S DESIGN:
The finalized shape and fabric of Hagia Sophia were extraordinary and astonishing.
- It includes vast conventional design elements.
- The elements were of the traditional basilica.
- It consists of a curved roof.
- It consists of semi doomed chapel with two porches.
RESTORATIONS IN AYA SOFYA:
Islam was the Ottomans’ median faith, so the Hagia Sophia was modernized into a mosque. During that period many of the original themed pictures with Islamic chirography were covered by Ottomans which was sketched by Emperor Mustafa Izzet.
AYA SOFYA TODAY:
The character of Hagia Sophia in all affairs is controversial; it is the same today even after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
- From 1935, the legendary fabric was operated as a museum.
- In 2013, religious leaders again opened it as a mosque.
Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, the Republic of Turkey’s founder, shut down the mosque for prayers and converted Hagia Sophia into a secularized museum in 1934.
However, President Tayyab Erdogan had said that it had been a considerable inaccuracy to turn Ayasofya into a museum and that he was considering returning it.
But now Hagia Sophia turned again into a mosque.
President Erdogan emphasized that the country had employed its monarch right in changing it back to a mosque.
WHEN FIRST MUSLIM PRAYER WOULD BE HELD IN HAGIA SOPHIA?
President of Turkey Tayyab Erdogan informed in a press convention that the first Muslim prayers inside the edifice would be held on the 24th of July.
Moreover, he added that like all other mosques in Turkey, the doors of Ayasofya will be spacious open for all local people and foreigners, both Muslims and Non- Muslims.
A CHANGE IS COMING IN HAGIA SOPHIA:
A change is going to come in Hagia Sophia, which has encountered since the 6th century, which survived the Byzantine Reign and the Ottoman period. Now once again, it is converted into a mosque. But according to Turkish administrators, Christian figures, which include a collage of the Virgin Mary, which embellish its high golden vault, will not be detached; making changes in Ayasofya is immensely illustrative.
Recovering Hagia Sophia plays well with Erdogan’s stand religious rightist and also with the Turkish jingoistic. However, most detractors say that Tayyab Erdogan uses this issue to divert attention from the economic destruction done in the country due to Covid-19.
GREECE RESPONSE ON ERDOGAN’S DECISION:
Greece strongly condemns Erdogan’s decision of changing the Hagia Sophia museum, a UNESCO World legacy site, into a mosque. It has received keen censure and denunciation from Greece and many political commanders. Greece robustly castigated Turkey’s decision to change the World endowment pillar of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.
GREEK PRIME MINISTER CONDEMNS ERDOGAN’S DECISION:
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis said that this decision of Turkey, which comes after 85 years after it was called a museum, is a universal disposition abuse. He mentioned that it will affect Turkey’s relations with Greece and those with the European Union UNESCO. Moreover, it also influences the worldwide circle unanimously.