Eyüp Sultan Mosque was the first mosque to be built in Constantinople (Istanbul) after the city's conquest by the Ottoman Turks on May the 29th, 1453. It is located at the southern shores of the Golden Horn, in the Eyüp district. It is built on the spot where the Islamic Saint Ayyub Al-Ansari was buried - he was one of the first followers of Prophet Mohammed, and died during the first Islamic siege of Constantinople (Istanbul) in 668 AD. A tomb and a mosque were built with the command of the Turkish sultan Mehmed II "The Conqueror" on the exact burial site of Ayyub Al-Ansari - who attempted to take Constantinople 785 years earlier than Mehmed II, but unlike the Ottoman sultan, failed.
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