Samarkand, a city located in modern-day Uzbekistan that has played an important role in Islamic history and culture. The city was a center of Islamic learning and scholarship during the medieval period and is home to numerous mosques, mausoleums, and madrasas (Islamic schools).
One of the most famous Islamic landmarks in Samarkand is the Registan, a public square that is surrounded by three grand madrasas with intricate tilework and towering minarets. Another notable site is the Gur-e Amir mausoleum, which contains the tomb of the famous Muslim conqueror Timur and is considered one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in Central Asia.
Samarkand was also an important stop on the Silk Road trade route, which helped spread Islamic culture and influence throughout Asia and beyond. Today, the city remains an important center of Islamic culture and heritage, attracting visitors from around the world who come to marvel at its stunning architecture and rich history.