Private Sahaba Tour in Istanbul with Topkapi Palace
Private Sahaba Tour in Istanbul with Topkapi Palace Private Sahaba Tour in Istanbul with Topkapi Palace

Private Sahaba Tour in Istanbul with Topkapi Palace

Best Islamic Tour in Turkey and a must do tour if you have One Full Day in Istanbul .InshaAllah you will feel great and fully satisfied after this special Sahaba tombs tour and Topkapi Palace tour.Istanbul visit can never be completed without Sahaba Tombs and Topkapi Palace visit. 

This is a religious ziyarat tour and  recommended for all Muslim people  who are visiting Istanbul for business or vacation or before or after their Umrah or Haj trips.



 Sahaba Tombs 

Topkapi Palace ( Holy Relics Room)


Pick up and drop off from /to hotel

Private Islamic History expert English speaking tour guide for Sahaba Tombs


Entrance ticket to Topkapi Palace  


All parking fees 


Personal expenses

Tipping to the guide and the driver


So How did Sahabas arrive in Istanbul ?

In Istanbul, there are numbers of graves of Sahabas  (Our beloved Prophet Mohammed’s companions). They came with the Muslim armies in the 7th and 8th centuries when the city was under siege by the Arabs. The First Siege of Constantinople (Istanbul) had lasted for four years between 674-678 during the reign of Muawiyah I. This siege came at the back of the Battle of the Masts which resulted in the Arab victory. 

There was another siege of Constantinople by the Arabs which is known as The Second Arab Siege of Constantinople in 717–718 but it was during the first siege when many sahaba traveled to Constantinople. During the this period of four years (674-678) many sahaba took their last breath outside the city walls of Constantinople. For centuries their final resting places were forgotten or they were in a bad shape but when Ottoman entered in Constantinople in 1453. They took good care of these graves and the areas around them.

The graves of Sahaba are spread all over Istanbul. But a majority of them are situated close to the area of Eyub Sultan and Ayvansaray. Of the well-known ones that are here, Hazrat Ayub Al Ansary  (in Turkish spelled as Eyub).

So we will pick you up from your hotel in the morning around 0945-1000 am and will be visiting the most well known Sahaba Tombs .Then will have lunch .After lunch we will take you to the Old Town known as Sultanahmet area and you will visit Topkapi Palace where you can see the Holy Relics room or also known as Islamic Sacred Relics room  known collectively as the Sacred Trust, consist of religious pieces sent to the Ottoman Sultans between the 16th century to the late 19th century.

The room used to be the private chamber of sultans in the Enderun courtyard until the reign of Selim I. When the Sacred Relics that now stand before me now were brought to Istanbul after the Egyptian Campaign, the room was renamed "Chamber of the Sacred Relics" and turned into a place for conserving them. The key to the chamber door and the chest was carried by the sultan himself. The responsibility of preserving and maintaining the relics was given to the has odabaşı, the sultan’s closest attendant at the palace. Preserved at Topkapı Palace for five centuries, the Sacred Relics include the belongings of prophets, including the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), belongings such as the Hirka-i Sherif, Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.) cloak; the holy banner named "Ukab"; Uthman’s (r.a.) al-Qur'ân al-Karim; Prophet Joseph’s (a.s.) robe; and Abraham’s (a.s.) tray.
Doubtless, the most important of the relics is the Hirka-i Sherif, Prophet Muhammad’s (s.a.w.) mantle, which was brought to Istanbul during the reign of Selim I. The mantle was put on poet Kâ’b b. Züheyr by Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.) in a moment of spiritual joy after Züheyr read the Qasidah al-Burdah (Poem of the Mantle) in his presence. The Hirka-i Sherif has been preserved at Topkapı Palace’s Privy Room for centuries, and the room was accordingly renamed “Hırka-i Saadet Dairesi” (Pavilion of the Holy Mantle).
Next, I visit another Sacred Relic, Sakal-ı Sherif, hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.). Also known as “Lihye-i Saadet,” this relic has been passed down from one generation to the next thanks to the fact that it was protected by one of Prophet Muhammed’s (s.a.w.) companions who cut his hair and beard. The relic is preserved in a glass case. Looking at fills you with the joy of seeing something that once belonged to someone you love.
Ukab, the banner once carried by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and his companions, takes me back to their time. I imagine the deliverance of the banner to the commander after the reading of Surah Al-Fath during times of war.



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