Madrassah Qutlugh Murad Inak

Madrassah Qutlugh Murad Inak
Madrassah Qutlugh Murad Inak

he madrassah of Khodjamberdy-biy, near the eastern gates of Ichan-Qala, dates back to 1688. It was reconstructed during the construction of Allakuli-khan Madrassah, the first seeming to form a foundation for the Madrassah of Allakuli-khan because of the significant difference of floor levels. A ramp bisected Khodjamberdy-biy Madrassah. Its new name, Madrassah of Khurdjum (“Saddlebag”), follows from that.

A segment of city wall was dismantled as the construction site of Allakuli-khan Madrassah was too close. The southern wing of the new madrassah came on shops of northern Palvan-Darvaza’s line, the northern adjoined Allakuli-khan structure.

Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khan

Madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak and Abdullah-khanThe madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak is located opposite to the Madrassah of Allakuii-khan. Kutlug-Murad-inak was the uncle of Al-lakuli-khan. He was buried in this madrassah, and as he died outside the city and custom prohibited carrying the dead through Ichan-Qala’s gates or wall, the city wall was broken to bury him. The madrassah of Kutlug-Murad-inak was the first two-storied madrassah in Khiva. Only this monument in Khiva is decorated with a relief of unglazed terracotta.

The madrassah of Abdullah-khan is located to the south of Kutlug-Murad-inak Madrassah. It was built by the wife of Kutlug-Murad-inak in honour of their 17-years old son Abdullah, killed in Turkmenia in 1855.