Tashkent Madrasah Abdulkasim Sheikh


Visit Guide to Tashkent Madrasah Abdulkasim Sheikh

Abdulkasim Sheikh Madrasah was built in Tashkent in the 16th century, in honor of the Sheikh and thinker Abdulkasim. From the very beginning, it was a memorial complex that housed a madrasah, a mosque and a bathhouse with 20 khujurs and had only one floor. The very place where the Abdulkasim Madrasah was built was the center and called the Old Mahalla. The Madrasah was put up in the southern part of the Tashkent old city, near the Beshagach former gates. Madrasah was built in a single complex.

Getting There

The nearest metro stations (Chilanzar line) are Friendship of Peoples and Milliy Bog. From any of these stations you need to walk 7-10 minutes to the madrasah.

One can get to the Milliy Bog metro station either by buses No. 13, 84, 100, 111 or fixed-route taxis No. 4i, 12i.

Bunyodkor Square stop can be reached by buses No. 11, 13, 32, 47, 51, 100, 111, 141, and Mukumi Theater and Beshagach Square by fixed-route taxis No. 17 m and 26 m.

There is a parking space near the madrasah with an entrance from the Bunyodkor Avenue side. You can create your own itinerary using different mobile applications.

Maxim, Yandex, Taxi, Millennium Tashkent, Uz Taxi, Taxi24, etc. taxi services in Tashkent that allow one to get a taxi through the mobile applications.

What to Expect

The madrasah emphasizes the unique style of the eastern people, in front of the entrance a 20-meter arch, doors with carved decoration, and trees grow in the courtyard. People gather here to look at the hand-made products of skilled craftsmen, as well as to be a part of the history of the people of Uzbekistan.

Every tourist should visit Tashkent, because this city has a rather rich history, as well as its inhabitants. Today, this madrasah houses a permanent exhibition of Uzbekistan decorative and applied, presenting the masters works from all regions of the country, and workshops of artists, woodcarvers, chasers and ceramists are located in the hujras. Their product is displayed here for sale to tourists.


It is assumed that the cult ensemble, consisted of a mosque, madrasah, khanaka and a bath, was built in the 16th century. It was part of the Yangi Mahalla community center, and the buildings were part of the Honakoyi Muyi Muborak mausoleum architectural complex.

However, there is an opinion that the madrasah was built by Abulkasim Ishan already in the 19th century, taking into account the medieval traditions of Islamic architecture. In any case, the second floor of the building appeared around 1864 in the course of restoration work. At one time, the wise leader had great authority in Tashkent as a spiritual mentor, a follower of Bahauddin Naqshbandi and a minister of the people. He made a living by bookbinding and donated most of his income to an educational institution.

Facilities Available

Today the madrasah, being under the patronage of “Oltin Meros” among 173 other objects, is included in the protected list of Tashkent architectural monuments. Art departments are located in 20 hujras, where Uzbek masters work, presenting their creations at exhibitions of various levels, including international ones.

Here you will find products made of metal with engraving and wood with carvings, painted ceramics, skillfully embroidered shawls and scarves, woven carpets, bags with national Uzbek motives, paintings and much more. Most of items can be purchased, including at the exhibitions and fairs taking place here.