Mugdat Mosque in Mersin, Turkey

This mosque is based in the North of Mersin, a town in Turkey. The name of the town is Gazi but it is usually called by the name of this mosque. It is built in a park in the northern side of the town and the Mediterranean Is less than a kilometer away from the site of the mosque.

The mosque is named after the well-known Muslim MIKTAT BIN ESWED. The construction of the mosque started in 1988 and was completed in 1998. The mosque has a total covered area of 7900 meters which includes the courtyard which is about 85,000 square feet.

This mosque is considered to be one of the three mosques in Turkey which have six minarets .Each Minaret has three passages. The height of each minaret is 81 meter which is 266 feet. When the mosque was designed it had 4 minarets but the management had added two other minarets of the same height quite recently. The capacity of the mosque to accommodate the worshippers is 5,500 people at one time. This is known to be the largest mosque in Mersin city and the third largest mosque which has been built in Turkey during the present pro-republic time.

This is not only a mosque but it is a complex which has other facilities which include a reading room, a guest house, a meeting room and a fitness center. This mosque also provides allied services such funeral SERVICE INCLUDING THE Namaz-e-Janaza,  (prayers for the departed soul), their burial services, Taraweeh during the month of Ramadan. Similarly, Aitikaf is observed during the last ten days of Ramadan, when Muslims stay in the mosque till the sighting of the moon of “Shawwal” which marks the culmination of Ramadan, Friday and Eid Congregations.

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