Bukhara is known through the world with his scientists, thinkers, and theologians. Seven of the 44 piras all around the world are located in Bukhara. Bukharian pupils are among the founders of the Naqshbandi sect.


Gizhduvan- the birthplace of the first saint of the seven – Abdalhalika Gijduvani (1103-1179). He is founder of an independent school of mysticism in Maverannahr known as Hadzhagan (Path of teachers).

Al Gijduvani continued spiritual teaching of Yusuf al-Hamadani, introduced the silent dhikr, and formulated the eight rules, the basic principles of spiritual and religious teachings, underlying the basis of Tariqa hadzhagon.

Abdalhalik Gijduvani buried in Gijduvan at the feet of his mother. Next to the burial of Hazrati Sheikh Abdalhalika Gijduvani in 1432-1433.

Visiting Ulugbek Madrasah.


Visiting burial place of Khoja Arif Rivgariya, or Saint Khoja Arif Mohi Tobon – one of the most famous Sufi of Central Asia.

Khoja Arif Rivgory was one of the worthy followers tradition of hadzhagan – followers of Sheikh Abdalhalika Gijduvani, otter whose death he led the Brotherhood. It is the second feast of The Seven Saints of Bukhara. Khoja Orif Revgori was one of the worthy successors of the tradition of Khojogon – the followers of Sheikh Abdulkholik Gidjduvani, otter whose death he led the brotherhood. He was the second saint of Bukhara from seven holy saints. According to the memoirs of his contemporaries, he was a handsome and righteous man. His spiritualized face was something like the moon, in connection with this, contemporaries colled him “Mohitobon” – “Clear Moon”.

Revgeri was born in the village of Revger in 560/1165. This village was located six kilometers from Bukhara, one kilometer from Ghijduwon.


Khwaja Mahmud Anjir Faghnawi was born in the late 12th century in the village of Andjir Faghni, in the Vabkent district of the Bukhara region. Now the village is called Andjirbag.

Khwaja Mahmud Anjir Faghnawi was trained in the explicit and secret sciences of Khoja Arif Revgeri. By profession, he was a builder.

At present, the memorial of Khwaja Mahmud Anjir Faghnawi, among other relics of Bukhara, is restored and beautified. It were built new entrance gates, a mausoleum, a cathedral mosque, a well, a pond. In addition, there is a large garden. Currently, the village where the Sufis grave is located is called Anjirbog.


Khwaja Muhammad Bobo Samosi was born I in 1259 in the village of Samas – Ramitan district of Bukhara region.

He was of medium height, had a slightly rounded face and dark skin. His emitting light showed that he was one of those who face the s Truth. His look was penetrating, but pleasant, and he himself was a deeply feeling person.

Father of Bobo Samosi was Said Abdullah. This blessed man was aware of the science of sharia and tariqah. Samosi received his first I religious education in homeland. After he reached a high degree in knowledge, he rushed to the hidden knowledge. So, he joined a well-known sheikh of that time and the continuer of a gold chain – Ali Ramitani. He began to follow his sheikh everywhere; even he followed him in Bukhara and Khorezm. After Ali Ramitani, Muhammad Bobo Samasi continued the golden chainof succession.


Khwaja Ali Ramitani is known as Khojai Azizan (Venerable Khoja). This blessed ascetic was born in the village of Kurgan, which is situated in Ramitan district of the Bukhara is region.

He was tall, handsome and proporthonately shut. He earned for his living by weaving and tried to be among ordinary people.

Khwaja Ali Ramitani received knowledge from the most famous scientists of his time. After acquaintance with Mahmud Faghnawi, he completely gave himself to him. The most detailed image of their relations is recorded in the books of Nafahat and Rashakhot.

Dying, Faghnewi entrusted his way to Ramitani, leaving all his disciples on him. Ramitani lived a long life, and he, according to information, had lots of murids (followers).

According to the treatise “Rashakhot”, he di,ed in 1316, and in “Makomoti Shokhi Naqshband” his death dates back to 1321.


Amir Kula was from the family of “seyyid”s – the clan of the Prophet (PBUH). His father’s name was Hamza. He was born in 1281 in the village of Suhar, approximately eleven kilometers from Bukhara.

He was tall and broad in the shoulders. From the frowning eyebrows looked perceptive eyes. As for his spirituality, he was known to all as a righteous man, who absorbed everything that Sharia, Tarikat and Marifat carry within.

It is known that he and his family were engaged in pottery, which is why they were nicknamed “Kulal”. Ln addition, the son-in- law of the Ottoman Sultan Yildirim Bayazid, known as the favorite of the inhabitants of Bursa, Amir Sultan was his relative.


Bahauddin Muhammad Ibn Burhanuddin Muhammad Bukhari was born on March 1318 in the village of Oasre Hinduvan (now in Kagan district) near Bukhara. Known as the Sufi teacher, he is considered to be the founder of mosf significanf Naqshbandi Sufi order (in facf, he is the fifth sheikh of fhe order). He is also known as Bahauddin Naqshband, Khwaja Buzurgand Shahi Naqshband.

The Naqshbandiyyah order was widely spread in Cenfral Asia, on fhe territory of the former Ottoman Caliphate (Turkish Ottoman Empire) and in India (mainly in territory of present-day Pakistan).

Complex of Bahauddin – the cult band, located in a suburban area of Bukhara includes madrassas, two mosques and minarets.

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