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On the Bosphorus of Istanbul. Ramadan Group is crowned with spirituality and beauty

13-05-2019 | admin

Once the sun begins to sunset, and the iftar is approaching in the holy month of Ramadan, the historical, religious, cultural and aesthetic depth of the city of Istanbul is manifested by its streets, coasts and buildings.

Hundreds of kilometers on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait turn into a spiritual outlet for citizens and tourists alike.

From a corner lined by the fasting people waiting for their turn to get a breakfast provided by the municipality, and from another angle there are families have brought their own breakfast to enjoy it on a charming view.

Also in the vicinity of the historic mosques that abound in the city, in addition to the collective avenues of the holy month, the fields surrounding the different social and spiritual atmosphere are rife.

The group breakfast is of great interest to the Turkish people, one of the most important programs inherited from their Ottoman ancestors in the holy month.

On the coast of the strait, which divides the city into two parts, and separates the continent of Asia from Europe, mass exoduses are usually daily, including those organized by the municipality, including the individual.

Just before the azan of Morocco, the Sunnah is filled with forgiveness, du'aa ' and reciting Qur'aan in conjunction with the sound of the waves of the sea and birds flying between the trees and the lighthouse of majestic mosques.

More recently, municipalities are beginning to experience the way in which breakfasts are served on the coasts, benefiting from their ten-year experiences in organizing mass exoduses, which benefit hundreds of thousands, and of course not only for citizens, but also for tourists and visitors to the city.

The coast of Uskudar, one of the coasts, which is widely accepted by residents and tourists, because of its famous view of the European side, and the embrace of many historical and archaeological monuments, such as the Maharat Mosque and the castle of the Girl (Kız Kulesi).

The coast has a beautiful Ramadan atmosphere all night, and the fasting people are more likely to be there for the weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

The fields and squares accompanying the coasts are of great importance to the municipalities of the city, where there are many services offered to the fasting person, such as seats, chairs, security, lighting, barbecue stoves, etc.

The mosques of the coast of Osdar are decorated with prayers welcoming the holy month, as the signs known as "Visage" are suspended on the minarets of mosques, with religious phrases that change throughout the month, dating back to the Ottoman era, where they were made of oil lamps.

The group's mass exoduses continue to be held every day until the last days of Ramadan, before the first day of Eid in Turkey.

The traditional food of the Turks in Ramadan differs from one region to another, but the common denominator remains the concern to eat bread "Bida " (used manually with furnaces that use fuel or wood).

As well as "pastrami " and "noodles " (specially preserved meats), dates and grains, as well as Turkish soup ", which is the main according to all meals, in addition to the milk drink (ayran).

The Ottoman Empire had a significant impact on the long-established customs and traditions of the Turks, due to its interest in the mosques, the collective iftar and the Ramadan tables that were held by the sultans.

They were also interested in decorating mosques and places of worship, so that the sultan was ordering the establishment of a food monitoring body in the markets and regulating their prices during the holy month.

SOURCE/Anatolia Agency