mausoleum is situated in a small village in Kahka. It
was built during the reign of Turkmen-Seljuks in the 11-th
century. This mausoleum was constructed over the grave
of famous followers of sufizm and the great philosophers
in Eastern literature Abu Said Makneyi who lived during
the period of 968- 1049. The approximate time of the construction
is estimated to be the middle of 11-th century. It has
the double dome that is the main characteristic features
of time. In the 15-th century the building was partly
renovated, but its constructive bases were not damaged.
The inner part of the mausoleum is decorated with inscriptions
and the portal is laced with mosaics. The mosaics differ
in motley colors like puce, white, green and others. One
part of the building reaches to 10,3 meters and doubled
domes up to 21-22-23 centimeters. The mausoleum is all
over decorated with Arabic inscriptions in outer and design
patterns in inner parts. According to scientists Abu Said
was born in 968 and died in 1049 at the age of 83. His
fathers name was Ibrahim who owned a perfume shop at that
Baba Mausoleum & Shrine
Mausoleum of Abu Said Makneyi
From the early childhood Abu Said began his education.
At the age of 12 he already knew three thousand written
lines in Arabic language by heart. He studied in Mary
and gained his education from famous people of that time
Abu Zahir and Abul Fazil. There are lots of stories about
Abu Saids experiences in life.Once when Abu Said was at
the mosque in Nishapur, the famous erudite Abu AliIbn
Sina entered the hall and joined people. They met each
other and had conversation that lasted for three days.
When Abu Said was about to leave one person at the mosque
approached him and asked "How did you like Ibn Sina"?
He answered " Ibn Sina knows everything that I see".
When the same question was given to Ibn Sina he answered
"Abu Said sees everything that I know".