11 May Monday

A great mosque for Istanbul…

The Şakirin Mosque which was built by Şakir Family on land where was assigned by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, was opened by wife of Prime Minister Emine Erdoğan, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbaş, Chief of Chaplain Dr Ali Bardakoğlu.

The mosque which was built by Gazi, Gassan, Ghada Şakir in commemoration of their parents İbrahim and Semiha Şakir, on the land, assigned by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, was opened with ceremony. Wife of Prime Minister Emine Erdoğan, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbaş, Chief of Chaplain Dr Ali Bardakoğlu, Şakir Family and people attended to the ceremony.

Emine Erdoğan, “An amazing and balmy mosque.”


Emine Erdoğan who spoke in the ceremony, thanked to Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu who is known first woman mosque designer. According to Emine Erdoğan, the mosque was designed greatly and each cultural motives and modern motives were combined.

Mayor Topbaş; “A modern architecture to adopt new generations”
Mayor Topbaş “Adopting of architectures to new generations is so important. This mosque is an architecture which can reflect to today’s architecture.”

Bardakoğlu “When works are violated, sadness arises”


Chief of Chaplain Dr Ali Bardakoğlu said that “Improvement of people is the most essential thing. The aim of the mosque is people improvement.

Semiha Şakir Doanation CEO Dina Şakir who spoke in the ceremony, not only in Istanbul, also we have been working in the field of health and social, in many places of Turkey for 50 years.
After the speeches, the mosque was transferred to Department of Religious Affairs with the protocol which was signed by Chief of Chaplain Dr Ali Bardakoğlu and honorary president of Semiha Şakir Gazi Şakir.

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