The Arasta in the south of the Selimiye Mosque was built to yield income for the mosque.
Moreover, he Arasta, whose architect is known as Mimar Davud Aga but was probably built by Sinan, serves as a supporting wall for the mosque.
Evliya Chelebi marks the place as „Kavaflar Çarşısı“ in his Seyahatname (Book of Travels).
Under the Prayer Mosque in the Arasta the shopkeepers used to pray and take an oath of righteous trade.