Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin

Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin

Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin
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Andrew M
By Andrew M
Historical site
Jul 2019
The Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin is located north west of Panschambe Square. This area is easily reached by taking bus # 1. The mausoleum is next to the friday mosque. Entrance to the mausoleum is gained through two scilpted wooden doors on the southern side of the building. The doors have a plaque above them which has the name of Sheikh Muslihiddin and the years of his life i.e. 1133-1223. This building has two decorated domes atop, which are difficult to appreciate due to the hundreds of pigeons roosting in this area. Best photos of the domes are taken from the rear of the building. The mausoleum is at a historical site, as it is said that the mongols destroyed this section of the city during their invasion in 1220. The remains of the Sheik were originally buried in the village of Unji, but were later transferred to this site. The mausoleum was rebuilt in 1394 and again in the 16th century, when a new room was added. The mausoleum suffered the similar fate of religious buildings during Soviet times, as it was used for a different purpose of hosting the city's regional museum. The museum contents were removed and the mausoleum was reopened in 2001. We found the years of the Sheik's life stated on the plaque confusing, as it had 1223 as the year that he died, but he must have passed away years before if the Mongols burnt his tomb in 1220. It is said that "Manokib", which was the title of the Sheik's boigraphy was saved. To the right of the mausoleum is a beautiful modern building with a teal dome and minaret. The sign above the entrance stated that this structure was a library. Whatever it's purpose is is a beautiful building which adds to beauty of the nearby complex.

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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
It is a large religious complex named after the city's famous 12th-century poet and ruler, Muslihiddin Khujandi. In addition to the mausoleum, the complex currently contains a cathedral mosque and a 19th-century minaret that is over 20m tall.
Written 7 July 2023
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Andrew M
7,280 contributions
Jul 2019
The Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin is located north west of Panschambe Square. This area is easily reached by taking bus # 1. The mausoleum is next to the friday mosque. Entrance to the mausoleum is gained through two scilpted wooden doors on the southern side of the building. The doors have a plaque above them which has the name of Sheikh Muslihiddin and the years of his life i.e. 1133-1223. This building has two decorated domes atop, which are difficult to appreciate due to the hundreds of pigeons roosting in this area. Best photos of the domes are taken from the rear of the building.

The mausoleum is at a historical site, as it is said that the mongols destroyed this section of the city during their invasion in 1220. The remains of the Sheik were originally buried in the village of Unji, but were later transferred to this site. The mausoleum was rebuilt in 1394 and again in the 16th century, when a new room was added. The mausoleum suffered the similar fate of religious buildings during Soviet times, as it was used for a different purpose of hosting the city's regional museum. The museum contents were removed and the mausoleum was reopened in 2001. We found the years of the Sheik's life stated on the plaque confusing, as it had 1223 as the year that he died, but he must have passed away years before if the Mongols burnt his tomb in 1220.

It is said that "Manokib", which was the title of the Sheik's boigraphy was saved. To the right of the mausoleum is a beautiful modern building with a teal dome and minaret. The sign above the entrance stated that this structure was a library. Whatever it's purpose is is a beautiful building which adds to beauty of the nearby complex.
Written 5 April 2020
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,485 contributions
Sept 2019
This 16th century small mausoleum of the sufi Sheik Maslekheddin is located on the Registan by the mosque/
Written 17 November 2019
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,565 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The main plaza is a study in contrasts. On one side is a thriving bazaar which represents the world of commerce, and on the other you have an ensemble of religious buildings dating from the 16th century to the recent past.

The two most interesting buildings are a 19th century brick minaret (pictured) and the adjacent brick mausoleum. It has plain but elegant brickwork and a number of metal domes on top. We could only see the exterior because the tomb was locked at the time of our visit.
Written 5 November 2019
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,602 contributions
Sept 2019 • Friends
I love the bright green colored dome. It dominates the whole square and gives it all its charm. Directly right across the main market and well worth stopping by!
Written 18 September 2019
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,095 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
We visited here as part of our tour through the Panshambe Bazaar and Masjidi Jami Mosque. Our guide explained this man was a 12th C ruler of Khujand and also a poet. The present structure is from the 16th C with a 65' Minaret from the 19th C. Walking up to the locked carved wooden doors we saw a plaque market 1133-1223. Its a noteworthy complex.
Written 21 September 2018
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