ISTANBUL: Turkish Minister of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbash held a Friday sermon in Aya Sofia holding a sword in his hand.
86 years after the decision to prayer was heard within the pulpits and mihrabs of the historic Aya Sofia Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, 1000’s of kids of Tawheed had been drawn from all around the nation.
Before the prayers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recited the Holy Quran, whereas Minister of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbash delivered a Friday sermon. Leaning his sword on the steps, he ascended the pulpit and the spectators had been glorified.
He delivered a sermon holding a sword which is a convention of the Ottoman Caliphate and is taken into account a logo of victory.
He held a sword in his left hand, which on the one hand despatched a message of terror to the hearts of the enemies and alternatively gave a message of power and confidence to the allies.
18,000 police personnel had been deployed for safety on the event, whereas 800 medical doctors and 110 ambulances had been deployed to supply medical providers.
three Turkish imams and 5 muezzins had been privileged to carry out the area and name to prayer. Happened.