A worship service was opened in Üsküdar, the Mosque of Şemsi Sivasi, one of the elders of the saints who grew up in Anatolia.The opening ceremony held before the Friday; prayers was Sivaslı Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı İsmet Yılmaz, İstanbul Governor Vasip Şahin, Üsküdar Mayor Hilmi Türkmen, several former and new members of Parliament and many Üsküdar participated.
"Mosques; worship, culture, education "
National Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz said in his opening speech that the mosques were the places where peace and brotherhood strengthened national unity and solidarity:
"Those who believe in Allah's mosques only in the day of Allah and the Hereafter, and who fear Allah only. Again, our Prophet (pbuh) ordered that anyone who built a mosque would also prepare a pavilion for God in heaven. Mosques are the homes of Allah in the earth. The light of world life. The area where the mosque is located gives peace of mind. Mosques are both places of worship, culture and education. Life is also the focal point. Islamic culture is also the most obscene indication. Wherever we see the mosque we know that Islam is there and there are believers. Masjids are places where peace and brotherhood reinforce national unity and solidarity, teaching that human service is a service to the right. We saw the most beautiful example of this on July 15th. Şemsi Sivasi Hizreti, who gives the name of the mosque we made the opening, is one of the important values of this nation. Şemsi Sivasi was a man of knowledge and wisdom. "
"We built 58 mosques in 5 years"
Üsküdar Mayor Hilmi Turkmen stated that the number of mosques awarded to Üsküdar in the last five years has increased to 58:
"Over the last five years, we have rebuilt or rebuilt over 50 mosques in Üsküdar. This beautiful and humble masjid was a very beautiful work in our neighborhood that we built in aesthetic and very functional way to meet the mosque needs of our neighbors.''