Shrine of Sayyid Amir Kulal

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Shrine of Sayyid Amir Kulal
Shrine of Sayyid Amir Kulal

The Shrine is located in the village of Suhar (25 kilometers north of Bukhara). It notes the grave of the Sufi school spiritual authority, the famous scientist-mystic Hodjagan Amir Kulal (ca.1281-1370), the six successors in the chain of spiritual succession (silsila) of this school.? He was a disciple of Muhammad baba Sammasi (died in 1354). Amir Kulal had more than one hundred students, the most famous of which was Bahauddin (Baha?ad-din) Naqshband.

 

According to one of? the Lives (?Makamat-I Amir? Kulal?), as well as apocryphal writing of ? Malfuzat-i/ Tuzukati-I Temuri?, Amir Kulal blessed Amir Temur and predicted him a great future. This notion about saint and especially fame for this pupil Bahauddin Naqshband largly contributed to the popularity of the burial place of Amir Kulal. Nevertheless, on this tomb there was not built any significant buildings. In Soviet times, the place was abandoned. Mosque of the early 19th century was completely destroyed.

In the first years of independence on the initiative of some believers from Kagan and foreign followers of Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiya, not far from the burial place of Amir Kulal homely shrine was built. The exact burial place of saint was not determined.

For this reason, in 2008 at the initiative of President Islam Karimov?s burial place had been accurately identified and around the territory of 6 hectares cult memorial was elevated. Over the tomb of the scholar double-domed tomb was built. The main burial chamber is decorated with kufic inscriptions, and the second is decorated with curly masonry, creating a fanciful play of light and shadow. At the same times the gates, the mosque, premises for pilgrims, for ritual purification, an octagonal pond, a minaret 10,5 meters high were built. The garden was divided with paths, lined with polished brick and marble staircase. Wooden leaves of the gates were carved by Bukhara masters…

 

source: welcomeuzbekistan.uz

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