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> 2004 Program to Uzbekistan
ACADEMIC PROGRAM / GUIDED
This travel study program focuses
on the history of Islamic Uzbekistan. We will learn about how Islam reached
Uzbekistan and nearby regions and how Muslim communities in Uzbekistan have
functioned over the centuries. We will also explore the culture, food, dress,
art and architecture of Uzbek Muslims. Furthermore, we will interact with Uzbek
Muslims in various localities, also known as Mohalla
in Uzbek language,
and learn about their contemporary experiences in post-Soviet Uzbekistan.
Please note that this is not a deen-intensive or intensive Arabic/religious studies program. The focus is on
history, culture and society, relying on the expertise of guides from the region
and the lived experience of Muslims in Uzbekistan.
There will be brief lectures and
discussions throughout the program. The main mode of learning, however, will be
daily walking tours with commentary by the tour guides and other staff members,
and local community
members . We will watch artisans engaged in various
, witness the oldest handwritten Quran Mushaf from Othmani
period, walk around the grave of the Great Imam Bukhari, visit the beautiful
countryside and villages, and visit museums and other monuments in Uzbekistan.