(see: buharay-ı şerif), the cultural capital of the timurid empire. the place where the pinnacle of islamic intellectualism was experienced. during the reign of emir timur and his sons, the greatest entertainment of the people was the debates in the madrasahs. shouting in the streets, as if advertising an ambitious boxing match, "tonight at the mir arab madrasa, so-and-so mullah and so-and-so professor will be discussing the subject of fate and the will of mankind."
it was one of the cities i wanted to go to the most during my middle school years. in those years, yavuz bahadıroğlu's novel series called "bukya burns and farewell to bukhara" and vasilli yan's novel "cengizhan" aroused great admiration for celaleddin harzemşah and his city, bukhara.
historical city that is currently within the borders of uzbekistan. just like samarkand, despite its old history, there are not many historical buildings and artifacts worth seeing due to earthquakes and similar reasons. it is also very famous for its pilaf. (see: steam rice)
the priest who lived when the prophet of islam* traveled with trade caravans in his childhood and gave the first good news to the uncle of the prophet that this child will be a prophet, looking at the seal on his back. in addition, for a similar event, jesus also goes through the head of the prophet in the luke part of the bible. when jesus was a child, he separated from his mother and father and went to a priest, when his mother found him there, the priest said to him that this child will be a prophet.* (see: i am filling in the ukte)
it is one of the oldest settlements in central asia and within the borders of uzbekistan, which the westerners referred to as the "roma of islam" and the muslims as "bukhara sheriff" in the 8th century.
the city surrendered to genghis khan's army without a fight in return for the people's giving their lives and not destroying the city. genghis khan also accepted this. then he separated the artists and the young girls/men who might be useful, had the women raped by his army, then put everyone to the sword, and then set fire to the great bukhara.