Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Istanbul

Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 7: A "mahya" (illuminated messages hung between two minarets), reading "Stay Home Turkey" is hung between minarets of Camlica Mosque on Lailat al-Barat as mosques nationwide have been closed as part of precautions taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Istanbul, Turkey on April 7, 2019. The Muslim holy night of Barat, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, is celebrated on the 15th night of Sha’ban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. ( Şebnem Coşkun - Anadolu Agency )

Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Turkey's Ankara Fotoğraf: Raşid Necati Aslım

ANKARA, TURKEY - APRIL 7: A stray cat stands in front of empty Haci Bayram Mosque as mosques nationwide have been closed as part of precautions taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Ankara, Turkey on April 7, 2020. The Muslim holy night of Barat, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, is celebrated on the 15th night of Sha’ban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. ( Raşid Necati Aslım - Anadolu Agency )

Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Turkey's Konya Fotoğraf: Orhan Şeref Akkanat

KONYA, TURKEY - APRIL 7: Sultan Selim Mosque is seen empty on Lailat al-Barat as mosques nationwide have been closed as part of precautions taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Konya, Turkey on April 7, 2020. The Muslim holy night of Barat, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, is celebrated on the 15th night of Sha’ban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. ( Orhan Şeref Akkanat - Anadolu Agency )

Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Turkey's Antalya Fotoğraf: Oktay Özden

ANTALYA, TURKEY - APRIL 7: A drone photo shows empty Celebi Mehmet Mosque and its surroundings on Lailat al-Barat as mosques nationwide have been closed as part of precautions taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Antalya, Turkey on April 7, 2020. The Muslim holy night of Barat, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, is celebrated on the 15th night of Sha’ban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. ( Oktay Özden - Anadolu Agency )

Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Istanbul Fotoğraf: Mehmet Eser

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 7: A "mahya" (illuminated messages hung between two minarets), picturing Turkish flag, is hung between minarets of Camlica Mosque on Lailat al-Barat as mosques nationwide have been closed as part of precautions taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Istanbul, Turkey on April 7, 2020. The Muslim holy night of Barat, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, is celebrated on the 15th night of Sha’ban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. ( Mehmet Eser - Anadolu Agency )

Coronavirus quietness in mosques on Lailat al-Barat in Istanbul Fotoğraf: Şebnem Coşkun

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APRIL 7: A "mahya" (illuminated messages hung between two minarets), reading "May our Lailat al-Barat be blessed" is hung between minarets of Camlica Mosque on Lailat al-Barat as mosques nationwide have been closed as part of precautions taken against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Istanbul, Turkey on April 7, 2019. The Muslim holy night of Barat, which is regarded as the night of forgiveness and salvation, is celebrated on the 15th night of Sha’ban, which is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. ( Şebnem Coşkun - Anadolu Agency )

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