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Sayyid Amir Kulol - the great feast of Bukhara


Khoja Sayyid Amir Kulol, popularly nicknamed Kalon (“High”), was a Hanafi scholar, Sufi murshid and spiritual mentor of Bahauddin Naqshbandi.

Sayid Amir Kulal was born in 1281 in the village of Sukhor (now the village of Yangikhet) in the Kagan region, in the village of hereditary potters. According to legend, he was tall and broad in shoulders. Penetrating eyes peered out from under furrowed brows. His skin was tan. His face was framed by a gray beard. He was very humble and gentle in manner. He was far from objection and stubbornness. Thanks to wrestling in his youth, he had a large physique, and was physically developed. As for spirituality, there was no person who would doubt his righteousness, because he behaved like an enlightened one who absorbed all the best that Sharia, Tariqa and Marifat contain.

In his youth, he was fond of wrestling, so he was physically developed and had a large physique. From a young age, Said Amir was engaged in kurash.

Thanks to kurash, 15-year-old Sayyid Amir got acquainted with his future spiritual mentor Sheikh Muhammad Babai Sammosi, who on that day, obeying divine providence, came to the competition. In response to the dissatisfaction of the novices who accompanied him, he publicly declared: “There is a man in this field, by whose grace many faithful will find the true path.” Then Said Amir looked at his future teacher, their eyes met, in a split second there was a silent dialogue, after whom Muhammad Babai Sammasi got up and left without saying a word. The next day, Amir Kulol was with him and asked permission to become a novice of the Sheikh. For twenty years he served his Sheikh, covering a distance of 25 km from Suhar to Sammas. Since then, he left the fight and never spoke in public again. When Sayyid Amir reached his spiritual perfection and became the fourth deputy of Sheikh Muhammad Babai Sammasi, the venerable Sheikh entrusted him with his young student "spiritual son" - Bahauddin Naqshbandi, who later became the founder of one of their The most popular Sufi orders are Khadjagan Nakshbandia. During his spiritual and educational activities, Sayyid Amir Kulol prepared hundreds of students, including Khoja Bahauddin Nakshband, Mavlono Arif Deggaroniy, Khoja Jamol Dehai, Haja Darzuniy, Shamsuddin Kulal, Mavlono Jamoliddin Keshiy. , Sayyid Amir Kulol was the first pir of Amir Temur whom he met in 1363.

Sayyid Amir Kulal had a huge number of followers, including four of his sons, who later became noble Sufis and continued the teachings of their father.

He brought up his students in strict spirituality and monitored the non-admission of minor misconduct by his students, citing as an example the words of the Prophet Muhammad that minor sins committed daily by people gradually turn into major sins, and then lead to hell.

Sayyid Kulal lived to the age of 90 and died in November 1370. Today, the burial place of the holy Sufi is a beautiful memorial complex in the Kagan district of the Bukhara region, consisting of a mausoleum, a Friday mosque, a minaret, a small house and a huge garden. The complex was completely rebuilt in 2008 and is a popular place of pilgrimage among Muslims of Uzbekistan, near and far abroad.

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