The mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari, Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

Imam al-Bukhari was the great theologian of the East. He collected and recorded about 600 thousand hadith i.e. legend based on cases of life or some sayings of the Prophet. Out of them al-Bukhari selected as flawless about 7400 hadith to include into the famous As-Sahih which became the second most important book after the Koran for the majority of Sunni.Imam was born in Bukhara in 810 year and ended his life in Samarkand. He was buried in a small village Hartang 30 km from Samarkand.The mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari presents in all of its magnificence. In the complex that occupies a vast territory there are mausoleums mosques hotel for tourists and pilgrims souvenir shops and religious literature.The mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari is one of the main pilgrimage sites in Uzbekistan. The visiting of three shrines in Samarkand the mausoleums of al-Bukhari Shakhi-Zinda and Rukhabad within one day is called small Hajj.

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