22 JULY 2019 Y.
“First visit my Master. Then – the grave of my mother. And then, if you still have time, you may come to me …” – Bahauddin Naqshbandi used to say that, the greatest Sufi, whose grave and memorial complex in his honor are located in Bukhara.
And pilgrims, following the will of Bahauddin, go by his mausoleum, and turn right to Sukhor village, to the mausoleum of his great master Said Amir Kalon Kulol as-Sukhoriy; over his grave, the beautiful and memorial complex was erected.
The Master was born and grew up in this village. The word «Kulol» means pot maker, and for his great mastery in the profession, he was nicknamed as Amir Kulol, Emir of Pot makers. Also, he was a remarkable fighter, engaged in kurash, national wrestling, and won the competitions very often.
He was a very talented person, with remarkable nature. He’s been murid of Sheikh Muhammed Bobo Samosi for twenty years, who was one of the most known Sufi of Khodjagon order. Bobo Samosi noticed him on the arena, where competitions were held, and having incredibly spiritual intuition, pronounced: “on this arena, there is one man, whose grace will help many true believers to find the true path”. Amazingly, that Sheikh pronounced these words among those who would not deliver them to fifteen years old boy. Next morning, Amir Kulol has been already standing at the doors of Sufi with the intention to serve the Sheikh.
Amir Kulol had 114 apprentices, but, of course, Bahauddin Naqshbandi became the main and the great one, his arrival to this world was predicted long before his birth by the great tutor of Master.
And when Bahauddin came to Amir Kulol to serve as murid, he already knew that this boy would be not only the greatest Sufi of Khodjagon order but – the founder of another Sufi sect, the followers of which would be numerous. “The heart is for God, and hands are in work” – the motto of Naqshbandi followers.
People tell the legend when during the firing of pottery, Master’s fire began to fade, Bahauddin gets off his chapan and put it into the fire, not letting the fire to fade. The fire came up with a bang and didn’t fade until more woods were brought. Everything went well and the firing was successfully finished. And then Master, having smiled, offered Bahauddin to take his robe from the fire. Bahauddin entered the hot stove and took his unharmed and hunky chapan.
Sayid Amir Kulol had four sons: Amir Burkhon, Amir Shokh, Amiz Khamza, Amir Umar, who followed in footsteps of their father. Sayid Amir Kulol died in 1370, at 83rd life year.
After death, the great master was buried by his apprentices Mavlono Orif Daggarony and Bahauddin Naqshbandi on his native land, Sukhor village.
This mausoleum – is the great sanctuary of the Islamic world. From the four corners of the earth, pilgrims come here in order to give a bow to the ashes of great Khazrat, master of Bahauddin Naqshbandi. There, in 1998, the mosque and beautiful memorial were created and the garden was laid out.
And before you give a bow to Bahauddin, the real believers always bend their knees near the grave of the great Master. Then, visit the mother of Bahauddin, and then “if they have time”, with joy and peace in the heart come to Bahauddin Naqshbandi himself.