Side Selimiye Camii & Side Fatih Camii


The Camii (Mosques) that I was fortunate to photograph during my recent visits to Turkey are stunning and even awe inspiring, the tall masjid with the megaphone attached to them so they can ‘call to prayer’ also known in the muslim world as azan which happens 5 times per day which are

Salat al-fajr: dawn, before sunrise

Salat al-zuhr: midday, after the sun passes its highest

Salat al-‘asr: the late part of the afternoon

Salat al-maghrib: just after sunset

Salat al-‘isha: between sunset and midnight


I was fortunate enough to be able to go inside the one above, what an unbelievable experience that was, the grand scale of the place, the expensive look and feel of the building it was truly jaw dropping, I remeber when I went insode i just stood there amazed for a minute or two and then said ‘WOW’

The Call to Prayer


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