Ruhabad Mausoleum in Samarkand

 According to the Arabian traveler Ibn Battuta, the Central Asian sheikh Burkhan ad-Din Sagardji was a head of Muslims in Peking. Earlier Ibn Battuta met him in India. When the sheikh Sagardji died, his son Abu Sa'id transported the body to Samarkand and buried beside mazar of Samarkand sheikh Basir under father's will. Abu Sa'id Sagardji stayed in Samarkand and occupied a place among the most esteemed clerics at AmirTemur's court. Amir Temur caused to build a mausoleum above the tomb of sheikh Burkhan ad-Din Sagardji. The mausoleum was named Ruhabad - "House of Spirit".

 The sons of sheikh, Abu Sa'id and Shaikhzod Isom ad-Din as well as the other members of Sagardji family were buried there later, in particular, "Chinese princess", a wife of sheikh Sagardji. The legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhamma. Ruhabad Mausoleum adjoins the summer mosque, which decoration bears traces of Eastern-Turkistan or Chinese traditions. The small minaret added the complex at the end the 19th - beginning of 20th centuries.