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THE FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER WAS DONE AFTER THE RESTORATION COMPLETED BY OUR GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF FOUNDATIONS AT AL BAB GRAND MOSQUE IN SYRIA

1/24/2020

Restoration work of The Grand Mosque in Syria which was heavily damaged by ISIS in 2016-2017 started while the events in region continued.

Our Acting General Director Mr. Burhan ERSOY stated that as a result of examinations done in the area of the Mosque with the technical staff of Gaziantep Regional Directorate in June 2017 they found that the Mosque was severely damaged and some parts were completely destroyed.

In his statement to press, our Acting General Director said ”We have received urgent intervention to prevent the foundation work from being further damaged and turning into an abandoned state. In spite of the civil war we have rebuilt this monumental piece, resisted to centuries with a restoration work under fire and have retained it to its original features and added The Grant Mosque of Al Bab is a gigantic symbol of foundation issue, being a foundation as well as devotion that is to say giving without an expectation, peace and love.“

After the restoration work completed by our General Directorate of Foundations on the Grand Mosque of Al Bab in Syrian Arab Republic, today (January 24,2020) the first sermon was delivered after a period of four years and the first Friday Prayer has done. 

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"As for the issues related to the foundations, it is known that foundations constitute an important asset of our country. I hope that all members of Council of Ministers together with the Ministry Of Religious Affairs and even the Supreme Assembly examine this issue with great care and that this great institution is protected from devastation and made useful for our country in order to ensure that our country can benefit from this asset as necessary."

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

1 March 1922, TBMM

" Being a founder, establishing a foundation is a matter of civilization. All our worry and our remedy are on these matters. "

Burhan ERSOY

General Director of Foundations

"Waqfs are the emergence of the divine order “you should compete for favor and taqwa”

Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN

TR PRESIDENT

"The understanding of the foundation in our civilization is the formation of the spiritual consciousness that it brings to us."

MEHMET NURİ ERSOY
Minister Of Culture and Tourism