The mosque is next to Halil-ür Rahman Lake (Balikli Gol). The mosque is also called “Döşeme Mosque” by the locals. In 504 A.D. Priest Urbisyus built a church in the name of Jesus Christ’s mother Mary. Known as the Virgin Mary Church in records, the church was turned into a mosque by Abbasid caliphate Me’mun’s rule (813-833. The minaret was repaired by Saladin’ nephew Al Malik-ul Esref Muzafferuddin Musa in 1211-1212. The whole structure was renovated by Suleiman the Magnificient (1520-156). In 1810, there was another comprehensive ronavation. Evliya CElebi mentions of this mosque in his Seyehatname as “Ibrahim Halil Lodge”.