Türkiye: the magnificent Sakirin mosque entirely decorated by a woman

Türkiye: the magnificent Sakirin mosque entirely decorated by a woman

Overlooking the Asian side of Istanbul, in the heart of the Karacaahmet district, the sumptuous Sakirin mosque enjoys a strong influence, which continues to grow as its elegant curves, subtly combining tradition and modernity, amaze the world.

With a capacity of 500 people, this resplendent beacon of Islam, on which the famous Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu has put her stamp, without betraying anything of the Ottoman architectural heritage, is an enchantment for the thousands of visitors who flock there.

Since its doors opened in 2009, more and more people have crossed its threshold to soak up the stylized aesthetics of the place.

Zeynep Fadillioglu, the famous Turkish designer, in the Sakirin Mosque

It stands proudly in the mythical city of a thousand mosques, the Sakirin Mosque, sponsored by a rich Turkish-Saudi family and entirely decorated by a woman, not only brought Zeynep Fadillioglu into the annals of history, but it gave him also allowed to change register successfully.

Indeed, the woman who can now pride herself on being the first woman to have brought her creative touch to a sacred Muslim enclosure had, until then, built her reputation on the interior design of chic restaurants and luxury villas.

The layout and ornamentation of the place reserved for women represent his greatest pride, Zeynep Fadillioglu having wanted it to be spacious and bright, as a sign of his finest homage to the enlightened era of the Prophet Muhammad (Saws).