Former prisoner of Belene donated funds to restore a mosque

Remzi Öztürk 

Former prisoner of Belene donated funds to restore a mosque

 The 73-year-old former prisoner of Belene, Remzi Öztürk from Bursa, donated 1000 leva for the repair and restoration of the mosque in the village Lyubino, Ardino Municipality, which is one of the oldest in this area. His donation is provoked by the desire to repair the House of Allah in his native village.


"We are born here and we must not forget where we are coming from. The mosques are the places where we strengthen and preserve our consciousness and learn our religion and values"said Remzi Öztürk.



IN 1989 HE WAS EXPELLED FROM HİS HOMELAND İN TURKEY

He was born in 1945 in Lyubino. In 1967 he moved to Chernograd, village in Aytos Municipality. During the so-called The "Revival Process" he has been 36 months in a camp in Belene. In 1989 he was expelled from his homeland in Turkey without taking any luggage. In Turkey, he has over 20 years of service as a waiter. He has two sons and one daughter. He is pleased with eight grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

THE UNİQUE ARCHİTECTURAL VALUE WAS BUİLT AROUND 1807

The chairman of the Lyubino Board of Trustees, Güner Mümün, thanked to the donor for his noble gesture. He specified that 5 489 levs have been collected so far in the donation account for the restoration of the mosque.
The prayer house in Lyubino has two floors, the second is for women. The minaret is 20 meters high with a separate entrance and is noticeable from a long distance. The unique architectural value was built in 1222 by the Hijra (around 1807) by local master craftsmen.

THEY FOUND A BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE RESTORATİON OF THE MOSQUE

It is the only one in the Eastern Rhodopes, which has a ground premise under the main prayer room. In front of the entrance of the mosque are the ruins of the madrassa, which prepared lower-ranking clergymen - hodhzi, imaums, and later was rebuilt as a spiritual school. The funds  of  restoring the mosque in Lyubino are collected in Bulgarian levs in a bank account:

IBAN BG88STSA93000024707607, 
BIC:STSABGSF


Guner SHUKRU
Translation:HABERBG.NET

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