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Ziyart of Mani-Sheikh

Ziyart of Mani-Sheikh

Mani-Sheikh (Muhammad Nazirov), was one of the most respected and a wali (an Islamic saint) of our region. He was born in the village of Tsotsin-Yurt in the family of the blacksmith Nazarkha. Grandfather of Mani-Sheikh, Muhammad with his two sons Nazarkha and Vazarkha, leaved his home and moved from the mountain Kharachoy to the plain (Bachi-Yurt). But they did not stay long there, and moved to Tsotsin-Yurt, where they settled. Their family business was producing of weapons, daggers, swords and others. Moreover, they had a private smithy that earned a good income. So, Mani-Sheikh did the same choice and became a good blacksmith. Despite the fact that he was the only child in the family, Muhammad got a good education from his parents and was not afraid of life's difficulties. For several years, Mani-Sheikh studied the canons of Islam, recited the Koran by heart, but was not educated in other fields of science. He was taught by a teacher Ibrahim-Sheikh from the city of Argun. The meeting of the future educator of Islam with Mani-Sheikh became very remarkable. One day, Nazarkha received an order for a dagger from Ibrahim-Sheikh from Argun (Iba). Ibrahim-Sheikh saw the little boy (Muhammad) helping his father, the sheikh asked the boy to make a dagger. Then they became friends with families. And from this began the religious education of Muhammad Nazirov.

Ibrahim-Sheikh gives him the right to spread the word of Allah and call people to the path of truth. After that, he received the nickname Mani-Sheikh. He was in very good and warm relations with Ovda (Bamatgiri-Khadji) from the village of Avtury. In the late 19th century, Muhammad Nazirov moved to village of Vinogradnoye and began to propagate the religion of Islam. And in 1907, he moved to the village of Znamenskoe and spent the last seventeen years of his life there. He has many followers there. In 1924, Mani-Sheikh died in the village of Znamenskoe, where his followers decided to bury him. But the son of Mani-Sheikh said that his father wanted to be buried him in his house in thevillage of Vinogradnoe. And today, there are two shrines of Mani-Sheikh in the villages of Znamenskoe and Vinogradnoe.



Chechen Republic, Grozny district, Vinogradnoye