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  • Sacred Relics Topkapı Palace

    Sultanahmet, İstanbul

    Topkapı Palace, both the administrative and residential heart of the Ottoman Empire, houses invaluable sacred relics which are kept in Has Oda, the Sultan’s Privy Chamber. Precious belongings of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and objects that belonged to prophets including Prophet Muhammad, Prophets Moses and Joseph, and Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.) daughter, son-in-law, and companions along with the key to Ka'bah have been preserved at Topkapı Palace for 500 years. The most important of the relics is the Hirka-i Serif, Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.) mantle, which was brought to İstanbul during the reign of Selim I. Another sacred relic is the Sakal-ı Serif, hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.).

    • Topkapı Palace
    • Harem
    • Treasury
    • Royal Kitchen
    • Sacred Relics
    • Düğün soup (literally “wedding soup”)
    • Tribe soup
    • Kuzu kapama (Lamb casserole)
    • Hünkarbeğendi (eggplant puree with lamb)
    • Palace roses & tulips
    • Marble walls
    • Reciting of the Qur’ran