Imam Opens Up Mosque's Doors To Stay Cats Seeking Warmth And Shelter

by Ayoub

Istanbul, Turkey, is known for its huge stray cat population. These cats roam the city's streets freely and randomly nap whenever they feel like it, however, the weather over is not always warm, and sometimes it gets way too cold for the little fur babies.

That's why one mosque opened its doors to anyone seeking warmth and shelter, including stray cats. Imam Mustafa Efe began welcoming them in the mosque in 2015, and since then, many people in the world are now aware of his generosity and kind heart.

Imam Mustafa refers to the cats as "guests" of the mosque, and he sure does make them feel right at home.

Bir Kedinin İmam Sevgisi... "...Sonra, deniz içinde ve zemin yüzünde merhamet ve şefkatle terbiye edilen küçük...

Posted by Hafız Mustafa Efe on Friday, January 15, 2016

They love hanging out with mosque goers

One of them even decided to raise her little young ones in the mosque.

Posted by Mohammed Matter on Friday, January 15, 2016

The little cat family was spotted in the video below where the mother is seen carrying her kittens, one after the other, into the inside of the mosque then right upstairs to the minbar, which is basically the platform where the imam delivers sermons.

Camimizin Cuma misafirleri, Bugün Hutbe de bizi bekleyen süpriz :) Kedicik şefkat ve merhametin merkezini bulmuş...

Posted by Hafız Mustafa Efe on Thursday, April 16, 2015

"The kitty has found the heart of compassion and mercy," wrote Imam Efe in a Facebook post.

Serdar ÇELEBİ kardeşimizin Objektifinden...

Posted by Hafız Mustafa Efe on Sunday, January 10, 2016

The best thing you can offer a stray cat is a little bit of compassion and mercy, and that's all they'll ever need in this world. Being all on your own is hard, and this mosque is helping these stay babies find comfort once again.

Sevimli Misafirlerimiz Ayaklandı...

Posted by Hafız Mustafa Efe on Monday, May 4, 2015

Imam Efe confirmed that the "guests" of his mosque are constantly taken care of and are pretty grateful they have a place they can call home.