Evolution of Minarets in Karaman
The neighborhood's & # 042 mosque was built at the foot of a 200-year-old giant plane tree.
At that time, only Goca Mosque (Abdüllatif Camii) had a wooden minaret in the town. In the south of the town in the 1960s
This wooden minaret, which was built next to the mosque with a roof, was 15 meters high.
The minaret in my neighborhood was the second minaret in the town, but neither of them were made of stone as you understand them.
One was completely made of wood and the other was made of wooden balconies surrounded by wooden stairs surrounding a huge plane tree.
The loudspeaker had not yet been invented, the year was after 1965. It was necessary to wait for electricity to arrive in early 1970 for the loudspeaker to arrive.
The giant plane tree was at the bottom of the mosque, like a minaret, it was going parallel with its branches rising to the sky.
The goca bilada, which exceeded the last roof tile of the mosque by two or three meters, was climbed five meters from the top with wooden stairs starting five meters from the floor.
Here, surrounding the biladan was made of a wooden cheer, personally, those who are interested in reading azan, including myself, would go up the stairs and recite our adhan in this honor.
You understood what I mean when I said turn around, but let me tell you for those who do not know.
The muezzin would return to the wooden balcony on the top of the bila, so that the sound could reach the whole environment and the neighborhood.
After reading Allahu Ekberleri against the qibla, we would read Eshedu by turning slightly right, Hayye alessahah by turning to the right and hayyealefelah by turning to the left, ie to the east.
This rotation is normally circumcised, but if the circumcision is turning the head, turning the body was necessary, because it was difficult for the houses in opposite directions to hear the adhan due to its wide pole.
Let me remind you that we read the adhan by putting both hands on our ears here, because the loudspeaker had not yet been invented or it was five years before we got there.
By the 1970s, the first loudspeaker was seen in the wooden minaret of the goca mosque.
The mouth was quite wide and the base was narrowing, it looked exactly like an ear, one was placed on the four sides of the wooden minaret.
The people were surprised how to pronounce the word. Some called it opallo, some called it operators, some called it loudspeakers.
The speaker made a complete revolution in azan and muezzin. Let us leave it to the person concerned, whether it is true or false, but the muezzins were now reading the call to prayer in the mosque, and their voices were reaching all sides with speakers.
However, the master of the masters, who made the call to prayer, showed the roof of the mosque while his master said "Come out, Bilal call the prayer".
Now there are no wooden minarets left in either the mosque at the bottom of the goca bilada or the goca mosque. Stone minaret was built in the Goca mosque in the 1980s along with the mosque.
The mosque in my neighborhood was renovated and enlarged in the 1990s. Even if the goca biladan (plane tree) is not cut, grab the wooden balcony and the stairs% C