Ziyart of Bamatgiri-Khadji (Ovda) (1838-1914).
Bamatgiri-Khadji was born in the family of Mita from the village of Avturi. His very early interest in Islam and religious teachings attracted the attention of others. Once, theologians, among whom was sheikh Kunta-Khadji, had been passing the village cemetery. Kunta-Khadji saw the boy standing with his ear to the gravestone, and asked his companions: "Do you know what this boy is doing?" And after their answers, he expressed his opinion: "He is not just standing there, he hears what the others cannot understand. And this is not given to many." However, Bamatgiri-Khadji did not want to be famous. But Sheikh Kunta-Khadji already knew about his abilities. Bamatgiri-Khadji was a very modest man and lived very modestly. Kunta-Khadji became his spiritual mentor. Bamatgiri-Khadji got the spiritual education from his teacher and began preaching the religion of Islam. He did it gently, without imposing by force, but delivering the truth through kindness. It should be noted that Ovda (as he was called) was a diligent student, and moreover, a reliable companion. This quality was very much appreciated by his teacher. Many people asked Bamatgiri-Khadji various things. And in the decisions of each of the issues, he, like his own rule, called for a deliberate act without leaving any serious consequences. In 1873 he makes a pilgrimage to Mecca. After that, he began to study the Holy Quran. Ovda spent six years and six months alone cleaning his soul and body of everything that could incur the displeasure of Allah on him. He spent five difficult years in exile, in Kaluga, accused of trying to set up Vainakhs against the authorities. Famous religious figures were sent with him, among whom was Dokku-Sheikh from Tolstoy-Yurt. Bamatgiri-Khadji often told him that they were born on one day and they will leave this world together. And it happened. On September 13, 1914, he died far away from his native land. And on the same day at home in Tolstoy-Yurt died Dokku-Sheikh, as it was said by Ovda. In the village of Avturi, a shrine was built over the grave of Sheikh Bamatgiri-Khadji, which is visited by many people to ask the Almighty aLLah for mercy and forgiveness.
Address: the village of Avturi, Shalinsky district, the Chechen Republic.