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Sufi Tour

 

Itinerary # 1 Duration: 8 Days Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
       
Itinerary # 2 Duration: 5 Days Bukhara
       
Itinerary # 3 Duration: 14 Days Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Kazakhstan - Uzbekistan
       
Itinerary # 4 Duration: 11 Days Tashkent - Bukhara - Denau - Vashuvor - Shakhrisabz- Kitab - Samarkand - Tashkent

Sufi Tour Description

Every Moslem knows such names like Bahauddin Nakshbandi, Abduhallik Gijduvani.

During the tour you will have opportunity to make pilgrimage to the graves of this great theologians of Islam but also to other sacred places.

You will get know better one of the most mysterious branch in Islam- Sufism. The follower of this knowledge will talk you about Sufism and demonstrate you silent zikr (sufi meditation and prayer).

You will have opportunity to touch mystic but real sides of Sufism. You will visit the graves of Sufis where people during the centuries get treatment with water from the holy sources next to the Sufis graves. Almost every grave of the Sufi could give a treatment. Almost every has a legend.

  1. you will visit the graves of 7 great sufi of "nakshbandia" and "khodjagon" founders
  2. you will meet with the people of "alive tradition"
  3. you will have special appointment with:
    • the follower of "nakshbandiya";
    • science researching heritage of Sufism in Bukhara;
    • the poet-composer, performances sufi music
  4. you will see zikhr
  5. you will visit sufi khonaka (the house where sufi lived and gathered together to pray, to meditate, to discuss about God and True Path) and where people during the centuries get treatment with water from the holy sources next to the Sufis graves.
  6. the holy place "Khazor nur" (thousands lights)- the place of burying of first Muslims in Uzbekistan, were killed because they accept Islam, more then 1000 years ago.
  7. you will visit graves of other well-known sufis

Avliya of Seven great sufi teachers in Bukhara

In Muslim world Bukhara also known as “Buhoro-i-Shariff”. Shariff (Arabic world, means “holy”, also it means “seven”).

In Islam there are 7 objects of worship:
1. Kalam-i- Shariff (Koran)
2. Hadiths -i-Shariff (hadiths – talking of Prophet Mohammed)
3. Makka-i-Shariff (Mecca and Medina cities)
4. Shom-i-Shariff (Syria, Damask city)
5. Mazar-i-Shariff (city in Afghanistan)
6. Buhoro-i-Shariff (Bukhara city, Uzbekistan)

There are 41 holy places for Muslims in the world. 7 of them are in the Bukhara.

The great title “Buhoro-i-Shariff” to Bukhara given for 7 graves of great Sufi teachers:

1. Khodja Alaud Daula Abdul Khalik Gijduvani (the founder of "khodjagon" sufi branch)
2. Khodja Mukhammad Orif Rigvari;
3. Khodja Makhmud Anjir Fagnavi;
4. Khodja Azizan Ali ar Romitani;
5. Khodja Mukhammad Baba as-Sammasi;
6. Khodja Said Amir al Kulal;
7. Imamu Tarikatti Shakh Mukhammad Bahau-d Din An Nakshbandi al-Uvaysi al Bukhari (the founder of "nakshbandiya" branch)

You will visit graves of this people and talk with their followers, listen to mystic stories about them.

People of "alive tradition"

Next to the graves of seven sufi of Bukhara stay people who look after the graves. Those are followers of sufis. They talk about life of sufis, about their activities and talk stories about them.

At the Khodja Azizan Ali ar Romitani's grave during 15 years works imam-khatib Amrillo Sultanov. He well educated person, and he knows Koran very well.

There are beautiful gardens around the graves of Khodja Makhmud Anjir Fagnavi and Khodja Mukhammad Baba as-Sammasi. Those two sufis were workers and their followers continue to look after gardens, remember the words of Bahau-d Din An Nakshbandi: "Dil ba yoru, dast ba kor" (means, "The heart to beloved (Allah), and the hand to work").

Khanako (sufis' temple)

Khanako (sufis' temple) — where sufis gathered together to talk, to discuss about Allah, Koran, Path, Love in this place. Some of them lived there, because they didn't have a home, family, they just wonder around the world.

You will visit medieval khonako where people during the centuries get treatment with water from the holy sources next to the Sufis graves.

The women Sufi’s khonako Kiz Bibi, where 40 virgins lived and where woman can get treatment from barrenness.

Visiting of Hodja Ubbon Mausoleum, Hodja Zaffaron’s Tomb in the desert places.

"Khazor nur" ("Thousands lights")

The holy place "Khazor nur" (thousands lights) next to Bukhara - the place of burying of first Muslims in Uzbekistan, were killed because they accept Islam, more then 1000 years ago.

and other places to visit in Sufi Tour:

Our Sufi Tour has different itineraries, and you can choose which cities you would like to visit.

Bukhara:

Sufi Khonako:

  • mausoleum and the grave of Khodja Ubbon
  • mazar of Khodja Zaffaron
  • woman sufi khonako Kiz-Bibi
  • Khanako Fayziobod
  • Mosque and khanako Khodja Zaynuddin
  • Khanako Bakharzi and Buyan Kuli Khan — the grave of Sheykh Seyid al-Bakharzi and his follower from "kubraviya", also the follower of founder of this branch Nadjim ad-Din Kubro- khan of Mongolian Gold Orda Buyan Kuli Khan
  • Khonako Nodir Divan Begi at the ancient pond
  • Chor Bakr Necropolis (10-16 cc.) - complex belonged to powerful religious rulers of Bukhara- Djuybar sheyks, ruled ‘nakshbandiya’ Sufi branch in 16th c.

Architectural monuments:

  • Chasma Ayub Mosque (12-16 cc)
  • active madrassah Mir-i-Arab (16 c)
  • active mosque Poi Kalon (16 c)
  • Minaret Kalon (1127 y)
  • Bolo Khauz mosque (18 c)
  • Lyabi Hauz with Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah
  • Kukeldash Madrassah (16-17 cc.)
  • Silk market (Tim Abdulakhana(16 c.)
  • jewellery market or carpets market
  • Abdulaziz Khan Madrassah (16 c)
  • Ulugbek Madrassah (15 c.)
  • “Sitora-i-Mokhi Hosa” - the summer Palace of the last emir of Bukhara (19 c.)
  • "Ark" fortress - the winter residence of Bukhara emirs (rulers).
  • Samanid's Mausoleum (10 c)

Samarkand:

  • graves of Khadrat Ubaydulla Akhrara Samarkandi
  • Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari (collector of khadis «Al-Jami as-Sahih») grave
  • Prophet Doniyar grave
  • Mausoleum Shakhi-Zinda (11-20 c) — the grave of Kusam, son of Abbas — the cousin of Prophet Mukhammed
  • Mausoleum Rukhabad  — the grave of Sheykh Burkhaneddin Klich Sagardji
  • grave of Khodka Abdi-Darun
  • Mausoleum Gur-Emir
  • Reghistan square (15-17 c)
  • Bibi Khanum Mosque (15 c)

Tashkent:

  • Kaffal Al-Shashi mausoleum
  • Madrassah and Mosque Barak Khan, where the Head of Muslims of Central Asia located. Also here is hand written Koran by Fourth Khalif Osman.
  • Zangiata comlex - the graves of Black Khodja and his wife Ambar Bibi -followers of sufi Khodja Yassavi.
  • Ensemble of Shaykhantur at the grave of Khavendi Tahrur - the teacher of Khadrat Ubaydulla Akhrara Samarkandi.

 

 
 
 
Zikhr
Khodja Alaud Daula Abdul Khalik Gijduvani (the founder of "khodjagon" sufi branch) Grave
Shakhi Zinda in Sakarkand
Zikhr
Zikhr
Pilgrimage group
Pilgrimage group in Bukhara
Pray by  Khodja Akhrar Grave