Chor-Bakr necropolis. In a suburb of Bukhara, in a place called Sumitan, there is a necropolis called "Chor-Bakr" - "Four Brothers". People often call it the city of the dead. Mazar arose around the tomb of Saint Abu Bakr Sa'ed and is very popular among Muslims.
In 1560-63. the ruler of Bukhara Abdullakhan built a mosque and madrasah on this place. A house for pilgrims (khanaka) is located nearby. All of this is presented as a gift to the Jubairi dynasty from the ruling dynasty.
The ensemble stands in the center of the necropolis at the intersection of its alleys. A kind of courtyard was formed on which a minaret was erected, practically a copy of the famous Kalyan minaret. All three buildings are of particular beauty. The builders decorated the facades of the khanaka and mosque with portals with huge arches. The side walls of these buildings are decorated with two-tiered loggias, smoothly turning into the facade of the madrasah, which closes the entire complex. The overlap of the main halls is domed, the domes rest on drums in which windows are cut.
A garden (chorbog) is planted on the northern side of the mazar. Various decorative and fruit trees and shrubs grow along its perimeter. There are flower beds and grapes growing inside. For five kilometers from the garden to the very gate, irrigation ditches have been dug to supply water for watering plants. Abdullakhan loved to come to this holy place and spent a long time in the shade of trees, reflecting on the frailty of life and eternity.
There is such a belief: if a pilgrim who visited Chor-Bakr makes a wish and within one day visits four tombs with the deceased from the Bakr clan, then his wish will come true.