The Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari

Not far from Samarkand is the memorial of the outstanding Sunni theologian Imam Muhammad al-Bukhari. (died 870). Possessing a phenomenal memory, al-Bukhari analyzed hundreds of thousands of hadiths - legends about the Prophet. As a result, he created a set of hadiths Al-Jami al-Saheeh, canonized to the tenth century. As the main collection of the hadith of the Sunni tradition. In the XVI century. Above the grave of Imam al-Bukhari was built a small mausoleum, and next to it was built a mosque. In connection with the celebration of the 1225th anniversary of the birth of Imam Al-Bukhari, a new memorial was erected on the site of the old mausoleum, opened in 1998