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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 21 Dec 2017

Hazrat Imam (Hast Imam) Complex, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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.

Abul Kosim Madrassah
Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi
Chorsu Bazaar
Istiklol Palace (former Palace of Peoples' Friendship)
Japanese Cemetery in Tashkent
Master-Apprentice Pottery School of Akbar and Alisher Rakhimov
Museum of Amir Timur (Tamerlane)
Museum of Applied Art
Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of History of Uzbekistan
Park of Alisher Navoi
Suzani Souvenir and Gift Shop
Tashkent Metro