Professor Mustafa Cevat Akshit presented to the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov the 31-volume work of Imam Al-Sarakhsi on human values and worldview “Al-Mabsut”, translated into Turkish.
The Uzgen-Munara-2021 ethno-folklore festival was held in the city of Uzgen in Osh oblast in southern Kyrgyzstan to draw attention to the significance of the Uzgen minaret, which has survived from the time of the Karakhanids, the first Turkic state to convert to Islam in Central Asia a thousand years ago.
In addition to Japarov and Akshit, deputy of the Turkish Justice and Development Party from Giresun province Sabri Ozturk, President of the International Fund for Islamic Culture and Heritage of Imam As-Sarakhsi Mehmet Syddyk Akshit also took part in the festival.
Japarov instructed the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of Kyrgyzstan to begin work on the inclusion of the Uzgen minaret by 2025 in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Akshit presented the book to the head of state on stage.
As part of the festival, organized at the initiative of Kyrgyz MP Aida Kasymalieva, Akshit and his accompanying delegation also visited the mosque built by the Turkish Religious Affairs Department and the mausoleum of Imam al-Sarakhsi.
In the capital of the country, Bishkek, Akshit met with the administration of the Kyrgyz-Turkish University “Manas” and held a conference on the topic “The Place and Significance of Imam Al-Sarakhsi in Islamic Law.”
– Who is Imam As-Sarakhsi?
Muhammad bin Ahmed As-Sarakhsi (1009-1090) was born in the village of Sarakhs, located between Mashhad and Merv in Khorasan.
He lived during the period of the Karakhanids, who founded the first Muslim Turkic state in Central Asia in the Middle Ages. He was educated in Bukhara.
He spent almost 17 years in prison in Uzgen (Uzkenta) prison. During the years of imprisonment, he wrote essays on fiqh.
As-Sarakhsi, a well-known connoisseur of Hanafi fiqh, also known as the “Sun of Imams,” taught students in prisons.
The Religious Foundation of Turkey built and opened in 2012 the Mausoleum and Complex of Imam al-Sarakhsi, designed in accordance with traditional Ottoman architecture.
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