Madrasah «Abdulazizkhan» needs attention

Madrasah «Abdulazizkhan» in Bukhara turns into ruins. If this continues, then over time there will be one less historical monument in our country.

Earlier, we reported that an important conference on tourism issues will be held on June 23-24 in Kokand, organized by the State Council of Turkey. In particular, we wrote that this provides for an agreement on the implementation of the Tabarruk Zierat project.

Our compatriots, who closely follow each of our publications, also managed to leave their comments on the above article.

Here we review the treatment in these comments. In his comment, our columnist wrote that today tourism is developing in our country, ancient monuments and places of worship are being restored. He also mentioned that there are monuments and complexes that have attracted everyone for hundreds of years with their greatness, but today they are left without attention. One of them is the madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan in Bukhara.

Madrasah «Abdulazizkhan» dates back to the 17th century – it is a beautiful example of Bukhara architecture. Abdulaziz Khan Madrasah was built in 1652 by order of the fifth representative of the Ashtarkhanids, Abdulaziz Khan, according to the design of the architect Mimhokan ibn Khoja Muhammadamin.

The madrasah dates back to the end of the Middle Ages. The Khan of Bukhara, Abdulaziz Khan (Balkh in 1614 - Mecca in 1681), who sponsored its construction, was the eldest son of Nadir Muhammadhan. From 1626 he was governor of Khuttalan, and from 1630 he was governor of the western districts of Balkh. In 1645, Abdulaziz Khan became the ruler of the khanate as a result of the conspiracy of the previous ruler. He made a significant contribution to the development of the country. He built many magnificent buildings in Bukhara. Abdulaziz Khan Madrasah is one of them.

The structure of the madrasah is simple, the rooms are two-storeyed. The large roof is decorated with elegant and rare tile ornaments. Along with Islamic patterns, there are images of legendary animals. The premises of the madrasah, especially the roof of the southern porch, are decorated with various patterns. Among the ganchli-mukarns of the dome are Islamic patterns and gilded ornaments. The patterns are mostly drawn using the blue color controls. Perimeter 50 × 67 m, yard height 28 × 35 m.

According to the information, in 1997, for the 2500 anniversary of the city of Bukhara, along with all the architectural structures of Bukhara, the madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan was reconstructed. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Here is the comment: This madrasah, which has been under repair for 24 years, is again in very poor condition today. The back part of the madrasah resembles ruins. This picture shows that the historical complex has long been left without attention.

Of course, there are objective and subjective reasons for this. The fact is that from now on, the medressa will most likely disappear completely if it is not protected.

This could happen for both objective and subjective reasons. And if you do not pay attention to this now, then the historical heritage may disappear forever. Our concerned readers in the Turkic-speaking countries within the framework of the Tabarruk Zierat project know that it is necessary to pay attention to objects of this kind. Therefore, the khokimiyat of the Bukhara region should repair the madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan and turn it into a sacred place.

It is inevitable that such a great example of history, which some dream of, will remain in such a disgusting state for us, and this will be an unforgivable mistake in the eyes of our ancestors.

In addition, we should not forget that countries rich in such historical monuments are crowded with tourists.