The Architectural Complex “Khastimam” is the Top Travel Destination in Tashkent and is the heart of the Old Tashkent. The complex is also called “Mecca of Central Asia” because this is the place where visitors of Tashkent can see the oldest Koran of the planet.
The complex had been totally reconstructed in 2007 and became the most visited place in Tashkent.
The complex includes several constructions of Islamic Silk Road Architecture namely, minarets, mosques, mausoleum and madrasahs. Khastimam is the #1 Recommended Attraction in Tashkent for travelers.Madrasah Baroqxon (16th century)
The madrasah Baroqxon is the most vigorous monument of the city, built over 5 centuries ago by one of the local rulers of Tashkent. The madrasah is beautiful with its big portal and two blue domes on each side. Inside the madrasah around the courtyard there were the rooms of the students. These rooms have become the workshops of local craftsmen.
Madrasah Moyi Muborak (16th century)
The madrasah has now become the museum of Holy Koran. The oldest manuscripts of Koran had been kept in the palaces of the Caliphs and in the end of 14th century after military expeditions in Arabic countries Amir Temur (Tamerlane) brought the oldest Koran which belonged to the Caliph Uthman. The Koran had been kept in Samarkand until Russians arrived.
Mausoleum of Kaffal Ash-Shashi (9th century)
The mausoleum is the oldest monument of the ensemble. It was built in the 9th century as a tomb of Kaffal Ash-Shashi, a spiritual ruler of Tashkent.
Islamic Institute named Al-Bukhari
Just next to the mausoleum of Saint Kaffal Ash-Shashi there is an Institute of Islam built in traditional architectural style. This is the only Islamic Institute of all Central Asia. Every year some 20 students graduate from the institute and some of them become the imams of the mosques of the country.