Bābārahim Mashrab (Боборахим Машраб, Boborahim Mashrab) (1653-1711) was a Sufi mystic, medieval scientist, significant Uzbek poet,[1] a representative of mystical literature, and a famous name in Central Asian folk law.


Babarahim Mullah Wali was born into a family of Mullah Wali, in the city of Namangan, Uzbekistan in 1653 AD. In 1665, at age 12, he went to the city of Kashgar to study under Afaq Khawaja. From 1673 to the end of his life he lived as a travelling mystic. He took the name Babarahim Mashrab as a pseudonym. He is credited with various miracles and the conversion to Islam of Galdan Boshugtu Khan of the Qalmaq empire.[2] In 1711, he was hanged by the governor of Balkh, Mahmud Bi.

He wrote in both Uzbek and Persian and his famous works “Mabdai nur” and “Kimyo” are still popular today in Central Asia.[3] He left a legacy in terms of size and genres of art that is still not defined, and he had a significant impact on the creation of the next century or so of literature.[4][better source needed]


Mashrab's hanging is mentioned in a poem written by Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed, modern Uyghur poet from Pishan/Guma County, China.[5]

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  1. ^ Abdugʻafurov, Abdurashid (2000–2005). "Mashrab". Oʻzbekiston milliy ensiklopediyasi (in Uzbek). Toshkent: Oʻzbekiston milliy ensiklopediyasi.
  2. ^ Anna Akasoy, Islam and Tibet – Interactions along the Musk Route s (Routledge, 2016) p285-291.
  3. ^ Boborahim Mashrab (1657-1711) Saturday, 29 September 2012.
  4. ^ The Euphrates. Mashrab . 'Selected Works' . Volume 2. (Spirituality, 2000).
  5. ^ "ALL COLORS EXTINGUISH WITHOUT A TRACE: TWO CONTEMPORARY UYGHUR POETS". Harvard Review. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2019. History
    by Ghojimuhemmed Muhemmed
    I paged through body bonfires
    and saw the sky with an ice-bound sun.
    I paged through desert dunes
    and saw faith with withered roots.
    I paged through rebellions of the soul
    and saw Mashrab on a gallows hanged.