Seraffeddin Mosque

The mosque is in the city center and located in north of the Government House, to the south of the court bath. There is no precise and extensive information about the architectural style of the mosque minarets.  According to the narrations told among the people, Emir of Selcuk who was known as  Şerefüd-din  had the mosque built. The mosque was demolished due to the earthquake and Karamanoglu Ibrahim Bey and Konyalı Memi Çavuş   built a new mosque.The minaret that has two minaret balcony and tile art survived until 1264-1847(?) . Then the minaret toppled with a violent wind. The reconstructed minaret was destroyed again in the wind in 1290-1873 while the muezzin was reciting the adhan in the morning and the muezzin was killed in pieces. The mausoleum of this muezzin is at the bottom of the minaret. The stone is written in the form of death. The minaret that built by the people was destroyed again in 1293-1876. The last minaret was built before the second constitution.

The Mabed is very glorious and exceptional. This extraordinary situation is said that from the viewpoint of Alaeddin Hill, the image of the mosque will not be satisfied. It is said to be one of the most important of the Ottoman works, though not certain. The building was built with regular cut stone  with three or sometimes four rows of bricks. precious tiles of the destroyed mosque and minaret used as an ornament on the walls of construction. One of the upper gathering-place of the mosque have a palanquin. This throne, which was donated by a charitable proprietor, was used for taking the bride  to the groom’s house by loading two hinny. What this throne was has not been determined. Hamdizade Mehmed Mahbub ibn Mustafa Rushdi, who was the mighty calligrapher and painter of the day, made all the writings and ornaments of the mosque. Calligrapher and nakkaş Mehmet Mahbub Efendi showed all the delicacies of his art on the large arch curved under the big dome.Ihlas, Kevser sura, with two colors on a rich background like a spring garden, has been written in the interior. This shows us how far ahead and developed Turkish architecture in that day.

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