Pilgrimage Tours to the Holy Places of Uzbekistan

The ancient cities of Uzbekistan are recognized as the outstanding centers of the Islamic world. Throughout the centuries, this land has given mankind a galaxy of great scientists, philosophers, statesmen, Islamic theologians, whose names are inscribed in gold letters in the history of mankind.

Pilgrimage to holy places originated as a kind of travel for a very long time. Years have passed. The conditions of travel have changed. Guests of this wonderful country can travel to the holy places on which people from all over the world make pilgrimage.

Blessed Samarkand, sacred Bukhara, Ancient Termez are pride and symbols of Islamic culture, these cities are more than 2500 years old. In these parts were born such outstanding personalities in the Islamic world, hadith and Islamic jurisprudence – Abu Isa Muhammad ibn Isa at-Tirmizi, the largest representative of the Middle Asian Sufism, the author of about eighty works, for the depth of his knowledge and breadth of horizons, received the honorary nickname al-Hakim Wise) – Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ali at-Tirmizi, spiritual mentor – Abdulhalik Gizhduvani, one of the spiritual fathers of Sufism, the founder of the Sufi order – Naqshbandiya – Bahauddin Naqshband, the greatest figure in the Muslims ve known theologian of the IX century, the author of “Al-Jami al-Sahih” – the first collection of authentic hadiths, which is the second largest Muslim book after the Quran – Imam Al-Bukhari.

During the pilgrimage you will be presented and the famous Samarkand Shahi Zinda necropolis, which buried a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad – Kusam ibn Abbas. In continuation of the pilgrimage to the holy places of Samarkand, “Saikali Rui Zamin” (“Shining Face of the Earth”): Mausoleum Donier Pajgambar (Prophet Daniel) (XIV, early XX centuries), revered by Muslims, Christians and Jews; Dome Khazrati Hyzr (XIX century.) Mausolean complex Shahi Zinda (XI-XV cc.) – necropolis consisting of more than 20 unique mausoleums different construction times. The core of the ensemble is the Mausoleum of Kusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of the Prophet.

During the excursion you can visit the Mausoleum of Gur-Emir (XIV-XV cc.) – dynastic tomb of the Timurids; Mausoleum of Rukhabad (“Abode of Spirit”) (XIV-XV centuries) – tomb of sheikh Burhaniddin Sagardzhi (the head of Muslims in Beijing), buried according to his will in Samarkand; Registan Square: Ulugbek Madrasah (XV c.), Sher Dor and Tillya Kori – a masterpiece of medieval architecture and the main symbol of Samarkand; (XVII in.) (XVII century.) The Bibi Khonim Mosque (XIV century), conceived by Timur as the largest mosque in Central Asia; Mausoleum of Imam al-Motouridiy, a theological scholar and philosopher of the 9th century, the founder of the “moturium” movement in the kalam (Muslim theology), the expert of fiqh (Muslim jurisprudence).

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Bukhara is a city that is called Sacred because there is an unprecedented number of mosques and tombs of Muslim saints. The most important Muslim shrines of the Mausoleum of Abdul-Khalik al-Gijduvani, the wives of Bahautdin Naqshbandi are of great importance in the Muslim world. The Bakhouddin Naqshband memorial complex (16th century) is the center of the Sufi order of Naqshbandiya. Here is the tomb of the founder of the Order – Bahauddin Naqshband – one of the seven holy feasts (mentors) in Bukhara, as well as a necropolis burial vault of Bukhara rulers. The famous motto of Nakshbandi “Dil ba Yeru, will give bak!” (Heart to God, hands to work!) Is still popular among the people. The Silsil (chain of succession) of the teachings of Naqshbandiya goes back to the Caliphs of Ali and Abu Bakr.

The excursion can be continued acquainted with the stunning monuments of Bukhoroi Sharif (“Noble Bukhara”). Starting the tour you will visit the Ark Fortress (VII-XIX centuries) – the main residence of Bukhara emirs; Mausoleum of the Samanids (X century) – dynastic tomb of the Samanids, the pearl of Bukhara and a masterpiece of world architecture; Mazar Chashmai-Ayub (XIV century); Poi-Kalon Minaret Kalyan (XII century.) – the highest in Central Asia, the Arab world Madrasah (XVI cent.) – the current religious educational institution, Kalon Mosque (XV c.); Trading domes – Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Sarrafon, Toki-Telpak-Furushon (XV-XVI centuries); Complex Lyabi-House (XVI-XVII centuries.); Ensemble of Kosh-Madrasah (XVI century): Madrassah of Abdullah Khan, Madrassah Modari Khon and others.

In the southern part of Uzbekistan, the city of Termez is located. In April 2002, the 2500th anniversary of the city of Termez was celebrated. In the village of Sherabad (60 km north of Termez) is the Mausoleum of the Muslim theologian of the IX century, an outstanding hadith expert and an Islamic jurist, author of several books on various aspects of the Muslim faith, the compiler of the hadeeth, Abu Isaa at-Tirmizi. Termezi, was a student of Imam al-Bukhari.

Still, one of the main sacred places of Termez is the Mausoleum of Al-Hakim at-Tirmizi. Hadith and legal scholar is a well-known and outstanding thinker, who wrote a lot of works, for the depth of his knowledge and breadth of horizons, received the honorable nickname al-Hakim (wise)

The opportunity to visit the ensemble “Sultan Saodat”, in translation from Arabic means “sovereignty of the Sayyids”. Seyyids are considered the direct descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. The founder of their family was Khasan-al-Emir, who was the representative of the fifth generation of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad.

The Annex offers several programs of tours to Uzbekistan on holy places of Islam at any time of the year, as in Uzbekistan more than 300 days of the year are sunny and the hospitality of the hosts will pleasantly surprise guests

Muslim Saints of Uzbekistan