Turkey has just inaugurated its newest and largest mosque—the Camlica Mosque Complex in its capital city—Istanbul. The mosque has been inaugurated by the Turkish President—Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The mosque construction started back in the year 2013. It has got a total capacity of 63,000 worshippers.
The mosque is constructed using a combination of the Seljuk and Ottoman architectural style. The mosque Camlica has also become the newest symbol of the city.
The mosque supports 6 minarets, that represents the aspects of the religion Islam which are: belief in Allah Almighty, belief in the Prophets, belief on the sent books, belief on the day of judgement and belief in divine decree.
4 minarets stand at 107 meters that are 352 feet tall which also serves to acknowledge the Seljuk Turk’s victory in Eastern Turkey in Manzikert in 1071 against the Byzantine army.
The central dome hangs 236 feet above the ground, and it depicts the 72 nations residing in Istanbul. The second dome of the mosque stands 112 feet above the ground with 34 meters in diameter is also the official license number of Turkey.
16names of Allah are inscribed within the inner walls of the mosque which represents the number of states built by the Turks through history.
The newly inaugurated mosque has also got an indoor parking space available for up to 3,500 vehicles.
The mosque Camlica has been given a net worth of $4.7billion by Forbes magazine.