The mausoleum, located in the village of Kovchin in Karshi district, is one of the ancient pilgrimage places. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his visit to Kashkadarya region on February 24-25, 2017, gave recommendations on improvement of Abul-Muin an-Nasafi mausoleum, creation of necessary conditions for visitors, organization of a library, translation of the scientist’s works.
Currently, a large-scale restoration and improvement activity is being carried out here.
Abul-Muin an-Nasafi is an outstanding representative of “kalam” science, made a great contribution to the wide dissemination of Maturidiyya teachings, founded by Abu Mansur Maturidi.
He was born in an educated family. His ancestors were respected by society as great scholars of “fiqh” science. Great-grandfather of Abul-Muin an-Nasafi, Makhul Nasafi was a disciple of Imam Maturidi, grandfather Mu’tamid ibn Makhul Nasafi became famous as a Hanafi scholar. Primary education Abul-Muin an-Nasafi received from his father and grandfather.
Arab scholars Hayriddin az-Zirikli and Umar Rizo Kahhol wrote in their works that Abul-Muin an-Nasafi was born in 1027 in Nasaf (present Karshi). In most sources, the year of the scientist’s death is indicated as 1114.
The most famous works of an-Nasafi are “Tabsirat al-adillah fi usul ad-diyn a’la tariqati Abi Mansur al-Maturidi”, “Bahrul-kalom fi ilmil kalom” and “At-tamhid li kova’idit tavhid”, kept in libraries of various countries. The teaching of Maturidiyya is commented in the work “Tabsirat al-adillah fi usul ad-diyn a’la tariqati Abi Mansur al-Maturidi” (“Explanation of the basics of religion on the basis of the arguments of Imam Abu Mansur Maturidi’s teachings”). The work of the scientist “Bahrul-kalom fi ilmil kalom” is one of the main sources of “kalam” science in Maturidism.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a conversation with religious figures noted that works of our great ancestor are of great importance today. It is necessary to publish these works and bring their essence and meaning to the younger generation.
The President of Uzbekistan examined the handwritten copy of the Quran kept in the mausoleum, gave recommendations on its careful preservation.