Ghannayt Makkah / I Sang For Makkah

I sang for Mecca and its generous people
And Eid fills my body with joy
When they rejoiced, a house shined under every heaven, including the Kaaba
And the name of God has risen,
Its structure has risen and spread like meteors
O reader of the Quran pray to him,
My family is there and also the beautiful lands
From a kneeling pilgrim, while his hands are raised in prayer,
The door will not be kept locked
My eyes, wherever people pray, see the heavens wide open with generosity
If a grit of sand called its creator with joy,
I would be the instrument of its songs
When the pilgrims gathered there, my lips began singing
And God cherished all people, white and black, without discrimination

Song by Lebanese singer: Fairouz


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


“إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُّبِينًا”

Quranic verse inscribed on the sword of Mehmed The Conqueror, of the Ottoman Caliphate, after defeating the Byzantine Empire and conquering Contantinople.


Hagia Sophia

“Hagia Sophia! O great temple, do not worry, the descendants of the conqueror will destroy all idols, turn you into a mosque, perform ablution with their tears, and make prostration between your walls, and the cheering and magnification will repeat among your domes.

And this will be the second conquest, and the poets will write about the epics, and the call to prayer will again be heard and the sounds of enlargement from those silent orphan minarets, and the balconies of your minarets will glow in the lights in the sanctification of God and the honor of his prophet, so that people will think that the conqueror has resurrected again.

The second will be resurrected after death.

This is sure, do not worry, and these days are close, perhaps tomorrow or closer to tomorrow. ”

Poem by: Osman Serdinci