The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev within the program of stay in our country, together with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, visited the mausoleums of Sheikh Khovendi at-Takhur and Tole-biy in Tashkent.
The scientist and Sufi Sheikh Khovendi at-Takhur, who lived in the 14th century, is the successor of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. He, carrying out scientific-educational and social activities, has remained in people’s memory as one of the wisest men.
Over the years, the mausoleum began to be surrounded by tombs of other prominent historical figures. In particular, Tole-biy, one of the most revered sons of the Kazakh people, also known as Kaldyrgach-biy, was buried here in the 17th century. He was one of the great biys (judges) and authors of the «Zheti Zhargy» set of laws.
The nearby mausoleums are another evidence of centuries-old brotherly ties, common history and values of the Uzbek and Kazakh peoples.
The President of Kazakhstan has become thoroughly acquainted with the history of the mausoleums and the accomplished work to improve these shrines.
The Surahs (verses) from the Holy Quran and dua were recited.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed his sincere gratitude to the President and all the people of Uzbekistan for their careful attitude towards the historical and cultural heritage of the two brotherly peoples.