Bebek Camiisi (Bebek Mosque)

The Bebek Mosque, located on the the Bebek shore next to the İskele, was commissioned by Sadrazam Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa by and built between 1725-1726.

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Hümayun-ü Abad Cami, Beşiktaş, 34342 Bebek, İstanbul

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The Bebek Mosque, located on the the Bebek shore next to the quay, was commissioned by Sadrazam Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa by and built between 1725-1726. Also known as the Humayun-u Abat mosque, it was neglected overtime and fell into disrepair. In 1912 it was restored by the directorship of local foundations.

Built on a square plan with one dome, the mosque features tablets and wall decorations drawn by the famous calligraphers İsmail Hakkı Altunbezer and Macit Bey.

Mosque is a place of worship for Muslims. It comes from the Arabic word 'masjid' which literally means "a place for prostration". Mosques are also places where Muslims come together for different purposes such as education, social gatherings, public meetings, exhibitions, lectures etc. Although there is no specific requirement for mosques in terms of their architecture, one can see some common features inside and outside of many mosques such as minarets, domes, ablution areas, prayer niche (mihrab), pulpit (minbar) and so on.

Muslims are obliged to perform the ritual worship 5 times a day. They are not required to attend a mosque for each of these prayers however in order to interact with the community they are encouraged to pray in congregation. Friday noon is the only time in a week when Muslims must definitely join the congregational prayer in a mosque after which they can continue their work, education or other commitments.

Azan or the call for prayer is a vocal announcement that one can hear from minarets 5 times a day. The call to prayer is made live -even early in the morning- by a person called 'muazzin'. The muazzins are usually chosen from people with loud and beautiful voices and trained over years to make this announcement beautifully and invite people to worship.

From the Atatürk Airport and Taksim

Take the Havataş Shuttle or public bus 96T from the Atatürk Airport to Taksim.

When you arrive at Taksim take the public bus from Taksim to Bebek (40,40T,42T ) and get off at Bebek bus stop

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