In the old part of the city of Tashkent, to the north of the "Chorsu" bazaar, there is the complex of Khast Imam or Hazrat Imam. Many monuments of this complex were built or restored in modern times, however there are several buildings that are ancient and unique for Tashkent - the tomb of Abu Bakr ibn Ismail al-Kaffal al-Shashi, who was often called Hazrat Imam. It keeps the remnants of a scientist, a connoisseur of the Koran, poet and preacher who left a deep imprint in the medieval history of Tashkent. Also, the complex includes the Muji Muborak Madrasah of the 16th century, Madrassah of Barakhan (1531-1532) and the Namazgokh mosque of the 19th century.
In addition to the tomb, the complex of buildings contains a museum of ancient manuscripts and a special depository in the Muji Muborak Madrasah. This madrasah contains the hair of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as the unique ancient Koran of Osman, which was created by the order of the third caliph Osman, Mohammed's son-in-law. This ancient manuscript has a long and adventurous story which will be narrated in detail by an experienced tour guide. You can see the manuscript in the storage through the armored glass.
The Hazrat Imam square has a great cultural and religious significance not only for Tashkent, but for the whole of Central Asia as a center of religious and cultural heritage.