Sayyid Baraka

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Sayyid Baraka
Born 1343
Died 1403
Occupation Holy man of Tirmidh, Fief of Andkhoy
Known for Mongol spiritual teacher to Timur

Sayyid Baraka (1343–1403) was a holy man of the commercial city of Tirmidh, and spiritual teacher and friend to the 14th century Central Asian conqueror Timur.[1] He was a fief of Andkhoy in Afghanistan, a town given to him by Timur.[2] Timur is buried facing the Sayyid in the same mausoleum,[1] Gur-e Amir, at Samarkand.[3]


  1. ^ a b Vasilij Vladimirovič Bartold. Four studies on the history of Central Asia, Volume 1. E.J. Brill; 1962. p. 19.
  2. ^ V.V. Barthold. Four Studies on Central Asia. E.J. Brill archives; 1956. p. 59.
  3. ^ Donovan Webster, Spencer Wells. Meeting the Family: One Man's Journey Through His Human Ancestry. National Geographic Society; 2010. ISBN 978-1-4262-0573-6. p. 208.