Mirfaiz & Bukhara

by Nathan Hamm on 1/6/2006 · 1 comment

Zain at peregrination has a good post on Bukhara and the importance of Uzbekistan in Islamic history prompted by the BBC’s story on Othman Koran in Tashkent.

While there are plenty of reasons to visit Bukhara, I think that paying a visit to Mirfaiz, “Spice Guy,” ranks pretty high up on the list. Were Uzbekistan to hold a competition to find the nicest, most helpful person in the country, Spice Guy would have to come in pretty close to the top. Unfortunately, I never got too great of a picture with him, but if you visit Zain’s post you can see him.


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Brejen January 7, 2006 at 12:24 am

what a joke! Mirfaiz is currently in Queens! He is finishing his America – Canada tour. I’m gonna print this post out and show it to him tomorrow cuz i’m gonna take him to one of the uzbek eateries here in Queens.
p.s. Nathan how did you come to know Mirfayz?

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