Status of Hagia Sophia?

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    Hagia Sophia was important church in Christianity, then when Istanbul was captured, She was convert to mosque by Fatih Sultan Mehmed II.

    She is important monument for both christians and both muslims. Today her status is museum as an universal value of mankind.

    Do you think is it good idea to use the monument as both a church both a mosque?

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    mashallah it's such a beautiful building:)!!

    as for the Question,whether it should be a mosque and church both then ,NOPe!!

    if it's only the mosque then it's more reliable as in a mosque christians and jews are allowed to worship their ways(if i'm wrong,correction is appreciated)as the prophet:saw:let some ppl do so in masjid un nabawi:)!!


    i don't think the place can be a church and ring bells and be a place for muslims to give adhan before or after the bells and pray:)
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    :wasalam:,

    once converted to mosque, it should remain mosque only.

    mosque at one side and church on the other? its the idea of *secular* people.

    how can you say that Allah is One and Allah has a son at the same time. :astag:
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    there is another such musjid....like this which is jamiya musjid with alhamra in qartaba ...
    spain ...but it is closed by the Christians they converted this musjid in to church ..
    Iqbal wrote a poem on this musjid,,,and sister seeking Allah's.....
    he S.A.W only let group of ppl from of Najran to stay in musjid so they can observe the Islamic lifestyle .....
    wsalam
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    Why not Seeking?

    But Ahmed,
    Of course no one will say Allah is the one and has a son at the same time. Imam will say Allah is the one, priest will say Allah has a son... It is matter of sharing the same building, which is not practically impossible.

    Hagia Sophia is already have two character. She is both church and both mosque.
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    As far as I understand they allowed using the converted mosque for muslims?
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    :salam2:

    For me Hagia Sofia is only mosque. Not church or synagogue. If christians or jews like to go to pray they can go to some other places.

    In Palestine they right now try to claim Al-Aqsa is synagogue and claim they have right to pray in there.

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    Sister harb,

    The fact is that the monument is Church for christians, Mosque for muslims, and it has nothing to do with jews.

    Also, the monument is not a Church nor Mosque, but a museum.
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    According to my understanding, it's neither. It used to be a church during Byzantine rule and afterwards, during Ottoman rule it was converted into a masjid. However, today I believe that prayers aren't held there and it's simply a museum.

    Either way, formal prayers aren't held there for either denomination. At least thats what I was taught.
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    coz akhi,if i vote for something like "a building can be church and mosque at the same time".i'm tryna convey both are right when only one thing out of two can be correct:)

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