Mir-Arab madrassah

Mir-Arab madrassah

Mir-Arab Madrasah - is one of the largest high spiritual educational establishments of Muslims. Construction of the madrassah started in XVI centuries and completed in 1535-36. It was built by Abdullah Yemenskiy. The madrassah was built on blood and tears as it was financed by funds received from Ubaydullah-khan from sales of more than 3,000 slaves.

The architecture of Mir-Arab madrassah is marked by its traditional layout. There is squared yard with 4 halls, surrounded by two floors and two domed halls. The rooms for students are well equipped with all necessary amenities. However, students complained that rooms were dark and crowded.

The main facade of the madrassah is framed with heavy towers, and in the center the portal with two-tier loggia is emphasized.

Several features of the interior of madrassah deviate from the classic examples. On the right side from the main entrance to the mosque there is a room for classes, and tomb is located on the left side. The tomb looks festively. Cross-shaped hall is fenced by sails and wonderful stalactite. There is patterned dome as if it is freeze over the tomb.

Many fascinating moments can be emphasized in décor of the madrassah. These are complex patterns, and carved mosaic as well as colorful ornaments. Plenty of intertwined inscriptions, as well as inside of portals located on the longitudinal and transverse axes of the building are referred to beauty.

It should be noted that the famous mathematician, poet, astronomer, and social activist Ahmad Donish was working in this madrassah.

Mir-Arab madrassah exists for almost 4.5 centuries. Restorers of Bukhara from times to times revive it and cherish and try to preserve this architectural masterpiece.