Zangiata Mausoleum: Muslim sacred place near Tashkent
At 15 km from Tashkent, in the village of Zangiata, there is a famous mausoleum Zangiata, where Muslim Sheikh Ai-Khodja and his wife were buried. The Sheikh lived in the XIII century. Zangiata means "dark father". He got this nickname because of dark skin of his color. They were followers of the great leader of all Turkic tribes in Central Asia, the Sufi Ahmad Yasawi.
The Mausoleum was built when Temur was in power. The legend says that Timur was originally ordered to rebuild the mausoleum in Turkestan in honour of another Muslem saint, Akhmad Yassaviy (Kazakhstan).
But the wall that was being constructed mausoleum was constantly crumbled. The building was not moving. And then Tamerlan dreamed Yassaviy who said to him that the first honors to be given to Zangiata. Tamerlan ordered to rebuild Zangiata mausoleum and only then built Ahmad Yassaviy mausoleum had been built in Turkestan.
Later, in the XVIII century, the madrasah and the mosque was built and patio finished patio. At the beginning of XX century was also erected a minaret. The historic buildings are situated around a spacious garden, a complex of monumental buildings XIV-XIX centuries, Madrasah (XVIII-XIX cc.) Mosque (1870), with a minaret (1914-1915) and an ancient cemetery.