By Allen J. Frank, Mirkasyim A. Usmanov
This biographical dictionary, in accordance with a Turkic manuscript compiled in 1912, is key for all these drawn to the Islamic heritage of vital Asia below Russian and chinese language rule. protecting the interval from 1770 - 1912, it brings to lifestyles the muslim groups of Sufis and students of the jap Kazakh steppe. Its huge biographical details offers clean insights into the highbrow, political, and non secular lifetime of a area for which indigenous Islamic resources are almost unknown. With a historic and textological creation, complete English translation, wide notes, and an Arabic-script Turkic textual content.
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38 This mosque was one of the two mosques used by the city’s Chala Kazakhs and Sarts and was built by a local Sart notable, MÊr-Qurb§n b. Aww§b B§y, nicknamed Båq§ch. AÈmad-WalÊ identifies AÈmad-J§n Q§rÊ as a Sart and as one of his students who had been a È§fií in AÈmad-WalÊ’s mosque; cf. Frank and Usmanov, Materials, 32. 39 This mosque, located on the left bank of the Irtysh, was also known as the Sixth Mosque, and was built at the expense of a Kazakh merchant named Tinå-B§y b. KÙk§n; cf. Frank and Usmanov, Materials, 25.
Once he had taken up preaching among the Kazakhs, he did not please the clan and he took the position of mu’azzin in the town of B§khta. Then he was removed and they made his son Abå •§lib an official mull§ for Imin volost’. Abå •§lib was not considered oppressive to the nomads, [but] because of his father’s disruptiveness, Abå •§lib was removed. ” Historically Chala Kazakhs were the descendants of Central Asian, Tatar or Bashkir fathers and Kazakh mothers. As such, they were members of Kazakh society, while at the same time were not part of the Kazakh kinship system.
JjÊ \anifÊya was there too and said, “Elder brother, when you went by sled, you went in very deep snow; and when you returned summer had arrived. ” “Hey, that’s just how it was,” he replied. He had such tall tales. ” If people didn’t believe him, they would find the contradictory things funny, and would listen. ” /29a/ He also said, “Among the Kazakhs, once when there was a wedding and a new yurt was erected, I came back from somewhere, got tired, and fell asleep by the fire. My arrival didn’t awaken [anyone].