The Mamat Maram madrasa was built in Khiva in 1903. Located at the intersection of Baltayev and Anash Khalfa streets, the madrasa was built by one of the most influential officials and advisors of Muhammad Rahim-khan II.
The Madrasa and Mosque Mamat Maram represent a typical complex of Khiva. The site of the madrasa comprises 7327 tanaps (1 tanap is 334.4 square metres). The building is constructed of baked bricks.
The façade faces south with a slight offset to the west. The three corners, except the southwest corner, have small towers – guldastas. In the southwest corner, the side rooms of the mosque and the minaret project, adjoining the two-domed straight vestibule.
Khudaybergen Ibn Koshmuhammad Khivaki on Khiva:
“Khorezm is a vast country in the fifth climatic zone, with cool weather. The capital was the city of Urgench from the time of the ancient Persian kings 11 until twenty years ago. In modern times, as a result of the removal of Jayhun, the capital of the region has been moved to Khiva, which is under its control. Khiva is a spacious city with a healthy climate, the birthplace of Sheikh Najm ad-Din Kubra. Nowadays, this land is not as prosperous as it used to be. It is ruled by a descendant of Tukai-Timur-khan, a son of Juchi-khan, and his army consists of Uzbeks called Saka Turkman, who are descendants of the Guz tribe. It is said that the vastness of Khorezm was such that the land under his control was divided into one hundred and seventy tumans. Now only two of these tumans have been improved. The people of Choresm are brave, strong, sensitive, intelligent and never outnumbered in battle”.