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Turkey: Rızvaniye Mosque

Rızvaniye Mosque and Halil-ü Rahman, Şanlı Urfa, Turkey. 26-4-2010.


Rızvaniye Mosque was built by the Ottoman governor Rızvan Ahmet Paşa in 1736. According to the legend, Abraham was thrown from the citadel onto a big fire where the 150x30 m pool is located now. The firewood turned into carp and springs burst to form the Pool of Abraham. The fish is considered sacred, and tasting them will bring eternal damnation.


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Taken on April 26, 2010