Shakhi Zinda

In the city of ancient mausoleums, Samarkand, there is another place, where I am going to take you today. This place is very famous, for it has a very mystical background…

They say that years ago, in the times of Islam’s last prophet Muhammad (s.a.v.), one of his relatives visited the lands of modern Samarkand. He, definitely was a very well respected man, despite which there also were some enemies. Once they tried to kill him and he ran away… Since then, no one knows whether he was able to survive or got caught.

The place where he was lost later became a mausoleum and was named as Shakhi Zinda, the Living King, by those, who believe that he still was alive…

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