Plovdiv came under Ottoman rule in 1371 and received the name Filibe. The city was conquered by Lala Sahin - one of the most prominent commanders of Sultan Murad I. The administrative role of Plovdiv was preserved and it remained a regional city (province) During the time of Sultan Murat II, when the governor of Plovdiv was Shehabedin Pasha, the son of the patron saint of the city, an impressive temple was built with a whole complex of buildings - imaret.
An inscription was placed above the central entrance of the mosque whose place can still be seen today, announcing the following:
/ 1 / Ordered the construction of this sublime imaret with the blessing of the honourable sultan, son / 2 / to Sultan, Sultan Murad Khan , son of Muhammad Khan, may his kingdom be eternal, / 3 / Emir of the Emirs el-Hajj Shahabedin Pasha, may God make him happy with whatever he wishes in the two worlds for what he has built. / 4 / On the date it shall accepted the old benevolence (from) the migration of the Prophet .
Source: Tatarli, I. Turkish cult buildings and inscriptions in Bulgaria. S., 2003, 10-11, 34-42, 116 Velchev. Jordan. The city. Between EAST and WEST S. 2005. pp. 26-27
In the courtyard of the Imaret Mosque there are many epigraphic monuments related to the highest art in Islam - calligraphy. It is born directly in the soul and has a sacred character - while painting the letters, the calligrapher is not interested in the shapes of objects, but in the sacred geometry that the soul experiences.