HEKİMOĞLU ALİ PAŞA MOSQUE LIBRARY
Restored by the Alvarlı Efe Hazretleri Foundation, our library has been opened as the Applied Turkish-Islamic Arts Library.
You may find yourself in a warm and friendly environment in the library. You may feel a love and beautiful flowing from humans to souls and from souls to souls, in the courses given in branches of art such as Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Calligraphy, ornamentation, miniature, qat'ı, marbling, ney, tanbur, classical kemancha, method (bendir), musical theory, solfege and religious music. It is an indescribable pleasure to work on calligraphy and ornamentation at the pinnacle with pool, under the porticos, accompanied by sound of water, looking at the surrounding works of art.
You can spend hours to make the delicate and slim stature of a sulus elif. As a result of your efforts you both manage to write the elif letter successfully and begin to realize the large and small excesses in your life. And that is the important point. Dealing with art requires one to be restrained. Resolving your daily issues becomes easier.
Can you believe that a person dealing with the art of ornamentation, where even a single brush stroke is important, could behave disregardful and rude to others?
The real purpose of our library is to add spirit and grace to our lives and to revive our forgotten virtues.
Each day more and more people heed the call of our library and the pleasant association under this dome is growing day-by-day. A fully voluntary study was initiated in February 2000 to ensure these activities could be performed in a regular manner. The activities of our library are yielding their best results with the efforts of chosen directors and representatives.