Hagia Sophia illuminated with “There is no God but Allah” banner

Turkey illuminated Hagia Sophia – a former Byzantine church that was turned into a mosque – with a “There is no God but Allah” banner, known as a mahya, on Saturday evening to mark Laylat al-Qadr. Mahyas, featuring religious verses or advice for good deeds, are a centuries-old Ramadan tradition from Ottoman times. “There’s No … Continue reading Hagia Sophia illuminated with “There is no God but Allah” banner