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hala sultan tekke

According to legend, Muhammad's paternal aunt, accompanying her husband on an Arab raid on Cyprus in AD649, was attacked by Byzantine forces here, fell from her mule, broke her neck and was buried on the spot.The Mosque, that was built around her grave is the fourth most important holy place in the world for Muslims. The mosque complex itself was built in a series of stages in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A shrine was built by Sheikh Hassan in A.D 1760. Later, the mosque was constructed in its present form around A.D 1816/17.


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Sultan Hala Mosaque Larnaca Cyprus
  • sultan hala mosque
  • tree of prayers and wishes
  • entrance to the tekke
  • archway
  • planes over head
  • palm tree, minaret
  • hala sultan tekke
  • arches
  • outside
  • inside
  • shrine
  • grave

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