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Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari, Samarkand, Uzbekistan



Necropolis of outstanding Sunni theologian Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari (died in 870) was built near Samarkand. Al-Bukhari had phenomenal memory and analyzed thousands of hadiths - stories about the Prophet. His work resulted in summa of hadiths - 'Al-Djami as-Sahih' which was canonized in the 10th century as the main hadith anthology in Sunni tradition. In the 16th century the small mausoleum and mosque were built above the tomb of Imam al-Bukhari. In connection with the 1225th anniversary of Imam al-Bukhari and according to the decree of the government of Uzbekistan the new memorial complex was built in 1999 at the site of the old mausoleum.
Renovated Complex of Al-Bukhory
Renovated Complex of Al-Bukhory
Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Madrasah and Mausoleum
Afrasiab Hill
Dahma of Shaybanids
Gur-Emir Mausoleum
Hazret-Hyzr Mosque
Ishrat-Khana Mausoleum
Khodja Akhrar Necropolis
Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar (Saint Daniel)
Mausoleum of Kusam-Ibn-Abbas
Mausoleums of Abdi Clan
Observatory of Ulugbek
Registan Square
Ruhabad Mausoleum
Shahi-Zinda
Shahi-Zinda Central Group
Shahi-Zinda Northern Group
Shahi-Zinda Southern Group
Sher-Dor Madrasah
Temurid Female Necropolis
Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square
Tuglu-Tekin And Amir-Zadeh Mausoleums
Ulugbek Madrasah on Registan Square