Khodja Abd al-Halik Gijduvani (died in 1180/1220) was born and died in Gijduvan village near Bukhara. He was a pupil of outstanding Sufi Khodja Usuf al-Hamada-ni and the founder of Central Asian Sufi school of 'khadjagan' that is 'way of Khodias (teachers)'. Adherents of 'khadjagan' bad to recognize freewill poverty, ascetics and celibacy and abstain from contacts with authorities. Sufi Amir Kulal, Baha ad-Din Naqshband and Khodja Akhrar were followers of this tradition. The modern complex was constructed at the beginning of the 21st century near a madrasah built by Ulugbek beside the tomb of the great Sufi teacher.
Gijduvani Memorial Complex
People visiting the sacred place