This Mosque In Istanbul Shelters Stray Cats, Much To The Delight Of Devotees

The mosque's imam has been allowing stray cats into the place of worship since last year to ensure they do not get cold or die during the winter.

Credit: Mustafa Efe

Credit: Mustafa Efe


There are cat cafes and cat lovers, but did you know there are also cat mosques?

We’re not kitten you! In Istanbul, Turkey, there is a mosque that allows dedicated believers to worship next to cuddly cats.

The Dodo reports that the Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque’s imam Mustafa Efe has been allowing stray cats into the mosque since last year. Reportedly, he doesn’t want them to get cold or die during the winter. 

The amazing samaritan does his best to comfort the cats and help them feel at home. In fact, the felines feel so safe and comfortable in the mosque, one cat even relocated her kittens into the place of worship!

Credit: Mustafa Efe

Credit: Mustafa Efe

Efe wrote on Facebook:

“The kitty has found the heart of compassion and mercy.”

Credit: Mustafa Efe

Credit: Mustafa Efe

As you can see in the photos below, Muslim believers are enjoying the ability to merge their prayers with a bit of cuddling.

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Credit: Mustafa Efe

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Credit: Navèëd

Credit: İbrahim Düzkalem

Credit: İbrahim Düzkalem

Credit: Navèëd

Credit: Navèëd

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Credit: Kuzeyin Huysuz Kızı

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