Until the arrival in the early tenth/sixteenth century of the zealous western Shi'i Turkmen of the Qizilbash and Safaviyya, matched in zeal by the Sunni Uzbeks of Transoxiana
, sectarianism in Khurasan was not pervasive, as is evidenced by the reaction to the news of the discovery in the late ninth/fifteenth century of the purported tomb of Ali b.
Kajeh Rashid Al-Din had estate properties in Transoxiana
, Syria and Yemen in addition to Iran.
The Oghuz Turks moved west to Transoxiana
(roughly modern-day Uzbekistan and southwest Kazakhstan), where they settled and embraced Islam, before migrating south to Iran.
During the first century after the rise of the Islamic Empire, it had expanded from Transoxiana
to the Atlantic coast.
(76.) Imam Abu 'Abdillah al-Halimi was the shaykh of the Shafi'is in Transoxiana
. He was born in Bukhara, although some say Jurjan, in the year 338 AH and died in 403.
Most came from the Samarqand, Transoxiana
region of Central Asia (now Uzbekistan), an area famed for its physicians, including Ibn Sina and e-Samarqandi.
According to al-Sulaiti, scientists from Uzbekistan's former name, Transoxiana
, played a great role in the history of the development of Islamic civilisation by forming a scientific and cultural bridge between Asia and the Arab world.
Roudaki was born in 858 CE in the Pandj-Rodak village near Pandjikent, a settlement between Samarkand and Bokhara (in Transoxiana
, central Asia).
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and trans.), A Study of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi and His Controversies in Transoxiana
(Beirut: Dar el-Machreq, 1966), 6.