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Imam Opens Mosque’s Doors To Stray Cats To Keep Them Warm
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Imam Opens Mosque’s Doors To Stray Cats To Keep Them Warm

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In Istanbul, Turkey, there’s a mosque where you can pray alongside cats. We’re not kitten you! The Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque’s imam Mustafa Efe has been letting stray cats in since last year. He wants to keep them warm during the cold winter days.

Efe makes his guests feel exactly like at home. In fact, the felines are so safe and comfy there that one cat even brought her kittens one by one! She placed her fluffballs in the pulpit from where Efe preaches. “The kitty has found the heart of compassion and mercy,” Efe wrote on Facebook.

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Image credits: Mustafa Efe

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Image credits: Mustafa Efe (left), Mohammed Matter (right)

 Image credits: Mustafa Efe

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Posted by Mustafa Efe on Monday, 4 May 2015

 

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YağmurCenanBoyacı
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sixth photograph isn't from Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi Mosque, actually it has taken from Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, which is in Fatih, European Cost. But Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi Mosque is in Üsküdar, which is in Anatolian (Asian) Cost. In İstanbul, there are many places which are can be used by the cats like a shelter. Especially the universitys' buildings are the most popular places among the cats. For example Beyazıt Campus of İstanbul University, which is the one I graduated from. There is a mosque too near our university, Beyazıt Mosque. There is a saying in Beyazıt Mosque "Buranın delisi, velisi bir de kedisi meşhurdur." [The most famous (meşhur) things in here (buranın): insane (deli), saint (veli) and cat (kedi).]

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you Yağmur Cenan Boyacı! We deleted the misleading photograph. Let us know if you spot anything else.

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sixth photograph isn't from Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi Mosque, actually it has taken from Sultanahmet, Blue Mosque, which is in Fatih, European Cost. But Aziz Mahmut Hüdayi Mosque is in Üsküdar, which is in Anatolian (Asian) Cost. In İstanbul, there are many places which are can be used by the cats like a shelter. Especially the universitys' buildings are the most popular places among the cats. For example Beyazıt Campus of İstanbul University, which is the one I graduated from. There is a mosque too near our university, Beyazıt Mosque. There is a saying in Beyazıt Mosque "Buranın delisi, velisi bir de kedisi meşhurdur." [The most famous (meşhur) things in here (buranın): insane (deli), saint (veli) and cat (kedi).]

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you Yağmur Cenan Boyacı! We deleted the misleading photograph. Let us know if you spot anything else.

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