Istanbul Tour Guide Hanifi

Istanbul Tour Guide Hanifi

Islamic Sahaba Tour Istanbul

checkTOUR PRICE FROM USD 190 (Per Tour not Per Person)


Tour Type: Private Full Day Tour
Duration: 7 Hours
Starts From: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Ends: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Tour Highlights: Shaba-i Kiram in Istanbul

Sahaba is given a name to Muslims who met the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his lifetime. After Prophet Muhammad passed away they start to travel around the world and help Islam spread around the world.
They were like stars who take their light from Prophet Muhammad and carried on to lit another part of the world. Whenever they met darkness surrounded by walls where light must shine people's path, walls or obstacles never stop them. Rather than having an easy and enjoyable life they choose to carry the lights where thousands of innocent needed; love, justice, mercy, loyalty.

Here is the reason where sahaba so much keen to pass the city walls of Constantinople; 
'' Kostantiniyye (Istanbul) will surely be conquered. What a beautiful commander who conquered Constantinople; the army how beautiful that conquered Constantinople .'' Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) The first siege was 668 by the time Hz.Maviye. There were two armies one from Hicaz the other one from Damascus. Hicaz army commander was Süfyan bin Avf el-Ezdî. Damascus army commander was Fadâle bin Ubeyd el-Ensârî. There were only 63 Sahabe in those two armies. The weather condition was so bad for the Muslim armies. Most of them got sick. Hz. Muaviye sent another troop to help in 669 with his son Yezid. Winter was so bad. Muslim army needed to return to Syria. At the first siege of Constantinople ended. Two well-known sahaba have been killed, Ebû Eyyub el-Ensârî and Ebû Şeybe el-Hudrî. 

The second siege was 673. It took 5 years. Muslim came with navy as well. Greek fire was so strong and Muslim couldn't conquer that time too. Army returned by ship. Unfortunately, ship whom carry the army sunk in the Mediterranean.

The third siege was 715. It wasn't successful eighter.

Today we have 29 tombs for Sahaba. You have to know that some of them are not real ones. They are called MAKAM. Makam means they are not buried but love to be remembered.  Allah knows the best.

In our tour, we like to make Islamic sights and sahaba tombs together. Our aim is to make the history of Islam understood by us and our children better.


Hanifi is a super-friendly, kind, accommodating, punctual and well-educated family man. We loved his anecdotes and snippets of eclectic information. He is a literate man who loves to tell a story. He knows Istanbul inside out and loves to show it off to visitors. Our 3 days with Hanafi were comfortable, stress free, fun and we visited many sights that we otherwise would not have had time or energy to see. He also went out of his way to help us with special arrangements. Thank you Hanifi!
Tour Program Link: Prvate Three Days Istanbul Tour
Date: 4 October 2018

BEST TOUR GUIDE Hanifi is honest and reliable. He helped me plan an outing for my parents while they were in Istanbul and I was in DC. He communicated with me when he picked them up and dropped them off and was even kind enough to send me real time pictures of them enjoying their day with him! I recommend you book hanifi. It doesn’t get better than him!

Hanifi was a wonderful guide. He was patient, knowledgeable and engaging. It is evident that he enjoys what he does and loves Istanbul, his spectacular city! We had a fun and magical day.
Tour Link: Private Highlights of Istanbul Tour
Date Of Visit: 2018

checkTOUR PRICE FROM USD 245 for up to 10 people (Per Tour not Per Person)


Tour Type:  Cultural Istanbul Tours
Duration:According to your time
Starts From:  From Ataturk Airport.
Ends: Ataturk Airport, Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Tour Highlights: Up to 8 Hours. Up to your time, I choose the most visited places in Istanbul. Or any place you like to see.




checkTOUR PRICE FROM USD 275 for up to 10 people (Per Tour not Per Person)


Tour Type: Cultural Istanbul Tours
Duration:  8 Hours 
Starts From:  Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Ends:  Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Tour Highlights: Great Palace Mosaic Museum of Istanbul, Turkish and Islamic Art Museum, Istanbul Archaeology Museum.



checkTOUR PRICE FROM USD 425 for up to 10 people(Per Tour not Per Person)


Tour Type:  Cultural Istanbul Tours
Duration: 2 Days 
Starts From:  Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Ends:  Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Tour Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, Topkapi Royal Palace, Hagia-Sophia, Grand Bazaar



While traveling for a tourist guide convention towards the end of the trip we had a layover in Istanbul and instead of just staying in for the evening we were able to hire a tourist guide to take us around town. Hands down this guy was personable, friendly, comfortable, and fun! He knew exactly where to bring us to give us the best views and shared his passion of history for the city in such a wonderful way that if I have the privilege of traveling back I would call him to do it all over again. Thank you for such a great experience.
Tour : Istanbul Layover Tour

Date: 2018

Hanifi did put us as ease and delivered as he promised. A complete day out and great masterclass in Istanbul. Definitely recommended.
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We spent 2 days touring Istanbul with Hanifi and had a wonderful time. He was warm, funny and energetic. Lots of information about the sights. He seems to know everyone. We didn’t have to wait in any lines (even though there were lines everywhere!). We ended our second day at a Baklava cafe which was obviously not on the itinerary but Hanifi knew I wanted to try.

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