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Gary R. Bunt

Aya Sofia

A fatwa has come out of Egypt on the Hagia Sophia being reutilised as a mosque.

There is some history on this (in many ways) including a Dar ul-Ifta statement a month or so ago: Al-Monitor, Egypt’s top fatwa authority raises controversy after describing Ottoman control of Constantinople as 'occupation'"Dar al-Ifta, Egypt’s top institution for fatwas or religious edicts, has sparked widespread controversy when it described the Ottoman control of the city of Constantinople — Turkey's capital until 1923 when it was renamed Istanbul — as an occupation before it retracted and described it as a “great Islamic conquest.”"

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