Shayhantaur Complex

Location - Tashkent

The mausoleum of Shaykhantahur was erected in the second half of the 14th century by the decree of the great commander Amir Temur in honor of the wisest Sufi dervish, enlightened figure and descendant of the Quraish tribe (Prophet Muhammad originate from this tribe) - Sheikh Khovendi at-Takhur.

Sheikh Khovendi at-Tahur (Shaikhantahur) was born in the 13th century in the mountain village of Bogiston. All his life he spent traveling on Maverannahr, preaching Islam, and gained respect among the people due to his wisdom, kindness and enlightenment activity. After a long journey, during which he helped dozens of people with wise advice, kind words and holy sermons, at-Tahur returned to his native Tashkent being a mature man. Here, in 1355, he died. The sage made a will to be buried in the place where the last "saur", planted by Alexander the Great, is growing. There, a future mausoleum was erected, inside of which the last "dead" tree is still growing.

Shayhantaur Complex

By the end of the XIX century, 16 burial places of Tashkent rulers and nobles found place around the mausoleum of al-Tahur. However, the necropolis that emerged did not retain its original form. At present only three mausoleums are preserved: the mausoleum of Shaikhantahur, the mausoleum of Yunus-khan of Mongolia (he ruled the Chagatai ulus, which once belonged to Genghis Khan) and the mausoleum of Tole-bi (the famous Kazakh leader).

The memorial complex is made in a rather modest style, embodying the modest life of the sages. On the entire brick building, only a narrow blue mosaic tiles made of ceramics stands out. Nevertheless, the memorial ensemble conveys the ancient atmosphere and culture of the ancient oriental Tashkent.

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