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Balıklıgöl at the Halil Rahman Mosque

The Balıklıgöl ( German fish pond, fish lake ) is an artificial pond in southeast Turkey in the province of Şanlıurfa . The pond is located southwest of the city center of Şanlıurfa . It is about 150 × 25 m in size. According to Islamic tradition, the pond is associated with Abraham . Here he is said to have been thrown into the fire, but was miraculously saved ( Sura 21 : 68-69).

The complex includes the Halil Rahman Mosque, Rizvaniye Mosque and the Gölbaşı Garden. Visitors are allowed to feed the fish, but they are not allowed to catch them. In the south of the basin is the park called Gölbaşı, which is crossed by canals. This connects the Balıklıgöl with another pond called Ayn-i Zeliha Gölü , which has a size of 30 × 50 m. In the south-west of the lake is the Rizvaniye Mosque, which was built during the reign of the Ayyubids , a Muslim-Kurdish dynasty. Every year over a million Muslims from all over Turkey and other countries visit Şanlıurfa to visit this pond.

The Citadel of Urfa is located on Top Dağı, south of the park, about 30 meters above sea level .

Web links

Commons : Balıklıgöl  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Islamic Newspaper : The City of Prophets , accessed on September 3, 2009.
  2. ^ Michael Bussmann / Gabriele Tröger: Turkey . Michael Müller Verlag, 2004, p. 788 ISBN 3-89953-125-6
  3. Martin Bauschke: Der Spiegel des Prophet: Abraham in the Koran and in Islam . Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2008 p. 136 ISBN 9783874765527 at GoogleBooks

Coordinates: 37 ° 8 ′ 52 "  N , 38 ° 47 ′ 4"  E