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Emir Sultan Mosque

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The Emir Sultan Mosque (Emir Sultan Camii) is in Bursa, Turkey. First built in the 15th century, it was rebuilt in 1804 for the Ottoman sultan Selim III, and rebuilt again in 1868, the plan of the mosque changing slightly with each rebuild. History Emir Sultan, also known as Şemseddin Mehmed Ali el-Hüseyin el Buhari (Mehmed Şemseddin), was a dervish and scholar from Bukhara and also the advisor and son-in-law of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I. The religious complex around his tomb was first established by Sultan Mehmed I in the early 15th century. It was further developed during the reign of Murad II (between 1421 and 1451), when Hundi Fatma Hatun, daughter of Bayezid I, built the complex's first mosque. The present-day mosque is situated in the quarter of Bursa also called Emirsultan. It was built after the original 15th-century building collapsed in the 1766 earthquake. When it was rebuilt by Selim III, the previous mosque's foundations and
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