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Ziyart of Tashu-Khadji

Ziyart of Tashu-Khadji

Ziyart of Tashu-Khadji

The place where Tashu-Khadji arrived to Chechnya is not clearly indicated, but there is an assumption that he came to our region from the Kumyk settlement of Enderi. It is not identified where and when he was born, who his parents are. There is nothing known about the childhood and youth of this Sufi-scholar. There are no archival documents that could tell about his origin. Tashu-Khadji spoke the Kumyk language, on the basis of this many people said that he was from the Kumyk people. But his speech in this very language is explained by the fact that during that period (the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century), almost the whole of the North Caucasus was flooded with Kumyk princedoms, and the Kumyk language was unofficially considered the main language of the North Caucasian people. However, there is evidence that at the very beginning of the19th century, he met the famous Sufi scholar, an expert and teacher of canons and rules of Islam, Muhammad-Yaragi from Dagestan. It was Muhammad-Yaragi who became the first witness of the beginning of the religious path of Tashu-Khadji. He became the main island of spreading of Islam in the territory of the modern North Caucasus. A lot of people followed him and believed in Allah. According to some sources, Tashu-Khadji arrived in our region in the early 19th century. Some of his most devoted followers were Beshto from the village of Sayasan, Iliskhan-Khadji from Shali, Tovsolta-Khadji and his brother Yangulby-Khadji from Kurchaloy. They were the followers of the great Tashu-Khadji, spiritual leader of many Muslims of the North Caucasus. Tashu-Khadji has a gentle kind temper. All this attracted to him people who found peace with him, and they also acquired a mentor, a reliable friend. About two hundred and fifty sheikhs were his followers, who later continued the religious path of their mentor. Tashu-Khadji died in 1241 on Hijra, and was buried in Sayasan.


Sayasan Village, Nozha-Yurt District, Chechen Republic.