Sayid Amir Kulal

Sufism in Uzbekistan - Sayid Amir Kulal

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Sayid Amir Kulal

Sayid Amir KulalSayid Amir Khoja Kulal Bukhari known as Kalon, ("The Great") - was Hanafi scholar-wing, a Sufi Murshid, a feast, a spiritual mentor of Bahauddin Naqshbandi.

Sayid Amir Kulal was born in 1287 in the town of Sukhar, which is 11 km from Bukhara, in the family of potters.

Until 15 years old a young man engaged in national kind of sport struggle which is known as "Kurash" and achieved in this field significant progress, people came from neighboring villages and even from afar just to see his fights.

In those days it was not uncommon that many of the future Sufi spiritual leaders were engaged in trades or skills that were popular in society and among people. This was done in order to be closer to the people and their craft to use as a means of appeal, and use it to lead people.

They say that it was during one of the fights when 15 years old Sayid Amirbecame acquainted with his future spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammad Babai Sammasi, who in obedience to divine providence came to wrestling field that day. In response to dissatisfaction with the accompanying murids (novices), he publicly stated: "In this field there is a man by whose grace many believers will find the true path."

According to legend, during a speech Amir Kulalmet his eyes with the gaze of Sheikh, in a split second there was a silent dialogue, after which Muhammad Babai Sammasi rose and without saying a word went out.

But the next day, Amir Kulalwas with him and asked permission to become a novice.

After that, he spent 20 years in the service of hisShaikh, twice a week to overcome the distance of 25 km between Sammas and Sukhar just to accompany his favorite teacher. Since then he left the fight and never spoke in public.

One of his contemporaries described the Amir Kulalas follows: "He was tall and broad in the shoulders. Thick frown almost concealed insightful look brown eyes. His skin was swarthy, and his face framed by jet black with a grizzled beard.

In encircled he was humble and gentle in conversation, far from the opposition and obstinacy. Thanks to wrestling in his youth, had a big physique, he was generally physically underdeveloped. As for spirituality, there was no one who would have questioned his righteousness, because he kept himself as an enlightened absorbed all the best, which contains the Sharia, Tariqat and Marifat. "

As time passed, Sayid Amir has reached certain perfection, and was dedicated, and soon became the fourth deputy of Sheikh Mohammad Babai Sammasi. It was at this time when the Sheikh entrusted him with the further education of his "spiritual son", who was pinned great hopes of Sheikh - Bahauddin Naqshband, who became afterwards the founder of one of the most popular Sufiorders - "Hadzhagan Naqshbandia."

During his education Amir Kulal prepared more than a hundred spiritual followers, among whom the names of famous Sheikhs: Hadja Bahauddin Na?shband, Mawlana Diggiraniy Arif, Hadja Jamol De?ai, Hadja Darzuniy, Shamsuddin Kulal, Mavlono Jamoliddin Keshiy.

There are chronicles that Sheikh Sayid Amir Kulal was the first feast of the great emperor of Amir Temur, with whom they had met in 1363

Amir Kula raised four sons: Sayid Amir Burhan, Sayid Amir Hamza, Sayid Amir Sho?a, Sayid Amir Umar, who at one time became known Sufis and continued the traditions of brotherhood "Hadzhagan."

With a huge number of followers, Amir Kulaloften spent time in the teachings and sermons. According to one tradition, Sheikh particularly closely monitored prevent the commission of his disciples of minor misconduct, citing the words of the Prophet Muhammad that minor sins committed daily by people gradually turned into great sins, and then lead to hell.

Sayid Amir Kulallived about 90 years and died in November 28, 1370. His disciples and followers buried their teacher with military honors in his homeland, where he lived all his life.

Today, this buried – is a beautiful memorial, which consists of the mausoleum, minaret, a Friday mosque, a well and a huge garden. The complex has been restored and is a place of pilgrimage for Muslims of neighbor countries and abroad.

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