The Miri-Arab madrasah is one of the constructions on the well-known "Poi-Kolyan" Bukhara square. It emerged in the 16th century (about 1536) by the decree of Ubaidullah Khan emir in honor of the famous Islamic theologian Abdullah of Yemen. As Sayid Abdullah himself bequeathed, he was buried in this madrasah under one of the domes.
The madrasah was a prestigious educational institution at the time, one of the graduates was Ahmad Kadyrov, the first president of the Chechen Republic, as well as Ahmad Donish of Bukhara, the famous statesman and thinker, who left behind a rich and wonderful philosophical heritage. The teaching in the Miri-Arab madrassa lasted 9 years, during which both religious and secular subjects were studied. The size of the structure was quite large, it included 111 living rooms for students, as well as 2 large halls. Educational lectures and Friday services were held in one of them, and there were the tombs of Sheikh Sayyid Abdullah and Ubaidulla Khan emir in another.
The Madrassah has a decoration in the form of a mosaic, consisting of a white ceramic mass, that is, the kashin itself. And the image of the patterns on such ceramics made them very bright and slightly shiny, which added a special beauty to its appearance. Vegetable and geometric patterns prevail in the external decoration of the madrassah, and the domes are covered with blue tiles.
The Miri-Arab madrasah is included in the UNESCO World Heritage. Nowadays the madrasah is operational, and, it gathers many tourists and believing Muslims who come to weekly Friday prayer like many centuries ago.