The different, for Turkey, view expressed by the distinguished Turkish theologian, Mustafa Islamoglou, talking about the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, caused a sensation.
Specifically, as broadcast by SKAI TV correspondent Manolis Kostidis, Islamoglou spoke to the Turkish DW and said that the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque is “an action that is not in line with the Koran.” It is an action that the Qur’an does not accept. “
Islamoglou also blamed the director of Religious Affairs, Ali Erbas, who climbed the pulpit with his sword. “But this is not the Fall. “But the reality is that the fall is to win the human heart, that is where the fall takes place”, he noted meaningfully.
Specifically for the Hagia Sophia, he said that “all the monuments are under the protection of the God of the Qur’an. “So this action is not in line with the Qur’an, on the contrary it is in conflict.”
It is worth noting that Islamoglu is one of the few different voices heard in Turkey about Hagia Sophia, while this statement is expected to provoke discussions in the country as the decision to convert has the “signature” of the Turkish president.