Fixed Travel Dates
How useful is it to do a Muslim Tour in Uzbekistan? In the territory of today’s Uzbekistan Islam began to spread in the 7th and 9th century. At that time, Central Asia was the meeting point for many religious cultures: Zoroastrian, Jewish and Christian. Perhaps this was one of the circumstances that contributed to the transformation of Uzbekistan into one of the Muslim centers of the world. First of all we are talking about cities like Bukhara and Samarkand. It is not for nothing that the Muslim World has often said: “If you cannot make a Hajj in Mecca, it is enough to visit the noble Bukhara (Bukhhoro-i- Sharif) twice. Well, Samarkand was long considered the most beautiful city in the whole Middle East. Names like Emir Timur, who created a huge empire from one sea to another, his son, the monarch astronomer Ulugbek, the doctor Ibn Sina, are connected with the country of Uzbekistan. Babur, the founder of the Great Mogul Dynasty in India and the grandson of Emir Timur, was born in the present city of Andijan.
The tolerant and very intellectual character of Islam in Uzbekistan is also due to the fact that it is inseparably linked to Sufism and, above all, to the most influential Sunni Sufi tariqat in the world – Naqshbandiyah, who is based on the 14th century Sufi teacher Bahautdin Naqshband, who lived in Bukhara. This is also where his Mazar is now located, which is a place of pilgrimage for his followers. Uzbek Sufism, which had an enormous influence on the culture of this country and, among other things, created unique methods of mental and physical healing, received a new impetus in the years of independence, and it largely determines the cultural image of the country in the world community.
Day 1: Day of Arrival
Day 2: Tashkent → Termez: the Home of at-Termizi
Day 3: Termez → Shakhrisabz: Shakhrisabz – the hometown of Amir Temur
Day 4: Samarkand – on the Trail of Temur’s Treasure
Day 5: Samarkand – on the Trail of Temur’s Treasure
Day 6: Al-Bukhari – one of the holy Places of the Muslims
Day 7: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient
Day 8: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient
Day 9: Through the Red Wonder
Day 10: Khiva – Museum under open air
Day 11: Khiva – Museum under open air
Day 12: Tashkent – where Modern and Old meet
Day 13: Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure