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Madrasah Kukeldash

The Kukeldash madrasah is the largest of the 23 madrasahs of old Tashkent, built no later than 1569 by the minister of the Tashkent Sheibanid sultans Barak Khan and Dervish Khan, who bore the nickname “Kukeldash”. The madrasah was built on the hill of the former Shakhristan Binket, on the remains of the rampart of the southern fortress wall. The first building of the Tashkent Juma Mosque was built in 1451 at the expense of Sheikh Ubaydulla Khoja Akhrar. Ubaidulla Akhrar, the great master of Sufism, the leader of the Muslim clergy, preparing for the move, ordered the construction of a large Friday mosque and madrasah in the ancient Tashkent mahalla Gulbazar. Local legends claim that Ubaydulla got the money for the construction from the sale of "scraps" that remain after cutting the fabric into standard pieces.

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