After 86 years, Friday prayers were offered at the famous Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
Before the Friday prayers, the Holy Quran was recited in the mosque. Today, about one and a half thousand people offered Friday prayers in the mosque. Strict security arrangements were also made on the occasion.
A large number of worshipers, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other dignitaries, were present in the mosque for Friday prayers.
Twitter account opened in the name of Sophia Mosque inaugurated with “Bismillah” which was also shared by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from his account.
According to Turkish media, all the seats reserved for men and women were completely filled in the Hagia Sophia Mosque due to the rush of people for Friday prayers.
Media reported that administration had to stop people because the Mosque became jam-packed with people.