9th Class English Short Questions Chapter No 7. Sultan Ahmad Mosque
Sultan Ahmad Mosque
1 .Why Sultan Ahmad Mosque is also known as Blue Mosque?
Ans. As blue tiles decorate the interior of the mosque, it is also known as the Blue Mosque.
2. Who was appointed as the architect of the mosque?
Ans. The royal architect, Sedefkar Mehmat Aga was appointed as the architect of the
3. Who constructed Mosque Sophia?
Ans. The Hagia Sophia was built as a church by Justinian the Great between 532 and 537. On
29 May 1453, the Sultan of Ottoman Empire, Mehmet II, conquered Constantinople and
changed the church into a mosque and modified its structure somewhat.
4. Why was a heavy iron chain hung at the entrance of the court?
Ans. A heavy iron chain was hung at the upper part of a door from where the king was to
enter the mosque. The king had to bow down his head to avoid the hit of the chain. It was a
symbol by which the king showed his humbleness to Allah.
5. How does the interior of the mosque look?
Ans. The lower interior of the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 ceramic tiles in more
than 50 designs. The gallery is decorated with the designs of flowers, fruits and cypresses.
The upper level of the interior is painted blue. The floors are covered with carpets. The whole
interior looks beautiful.