The cloak worn by the Prophet Mohammed was under the care of the Veys family until Sultan Ahmet I had it brought to Istanbul in 1611. Sultan Abdülhamid I kept it in a small room he had built especially for the mantle. Then later, Sultan Abdülmecid cleared about 700 homes to build the mosque presently on this site (constructed 1847-51). The pew on the northern side of the mosque was exclusively for the use of the sultan. Today the mantle is displayed only during the month of Ramadan.