DAY 7 - Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Taken by private bus to visit maqams and madrasas of Sayyidina Arif (q), Sayyidina Ali al-Ramitani (q), Sayyidina Muhammad Baba as-Samasi (q), Sayyidina Anjir and Sayyidina Muhammad Baba As-Samasi.
Ziayarat to Sayyidina `Arif
Ziayarat to Sayyidina Ali al-Ramitani
Ziayarat to Sayyidina Abdul-Khaliq al-Ghujdavani
Ziayarat to Sayyidina Mahmoud Anjir al-Faghnawi
Important NOTE: Every mosque, madrasa and maqam visited undergoing complete renovation and restoration. Fact: during Soviet times many of these blessed and historic shrines lost. Teacher of Mufti of Bukhara informed government of their locations; now government doing utmost to restore these beautiful monuments to Allahs religion to former luster. Contrary to what governments opponents claim, out to destroy Islam, etc, government in fact shown zealous devotion to revival and restoration of Islamic beliefs, faith through education of its citizens.
Bukhara Governor's Reception
Tuesday night - Governor personally hosted Shaykh Hisham at table with other UNESCO delegates.
Magnificent special dinner served, folkloric entertainment, fashion show displaying traditional Uzbek costumes. Located in historic location of an old madrasa recently renovated as a guest house.
UNESCO CONFERENCE INFORMATION - OFFICIAL WEBPAGE