Islamic History Tour

Summer 2021 (Join Waiting List)

£9̶7̶5̶ (only £795 early bird)



Tashkent - Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Bukhara

Travel. Discover. Learn

Would you like to time-travel across 1270+ years in Uzbekistan to witness The Golden Age of Hadith science, Algebra, & the sciences ?

Board a time machine across time-preserved historical Uzbek cities, learning the full story of great personalities in exciting chronological order as events have happened!

  • Tashkent

    A mix of modern & classical Islamic architecture, the Uzbek capital was the main stop on the Silk Road between China & Europe, today a bustling metropolis!

  • Samarkand

    The historical capital of the Timurid Empire was chosen by Unesco as the cultural capital of Central Asia due to the sheer number of beautiful sights and experience here!

  • Shahrisabz

    The City of Greens is the birthplace of Timur.  Continually inhabited for 2700+ years, it is very authentic as nothing has been restored!

  • Bukhara

    The town of Imam Bukhari requires no introduction! Walking in his footsteps, we will learn about his life story at his complex & how he compiled the Prophet's word!

With some of the most beautiful mosques & palaces in the world, Uzbekistan is the epitome of central Asian Islamic Architecture

Imam Al-Bukhari's monumental complex has the original manuscripts of his timeless books!

Modern architecture in Uzbekistan mimics its beautiful history as the crossroads of many civilizations!

  • Imam Al-Bukhari

    The top Hadith scholar of all-time grew up blind here, but after a journey of collecting a million quotes, we can finally visit his complex & learn his detailed methodology! 

  • Timur Lang

    Ruling one of the largest empires in human history, & never defeated in a single battle, Mongolian Amir Timur is regarded as the father of Uzbekistan!

  • Al-Khawarizmi

    Founder of Algebra & father of trigonometry, you cannot browse this website without his forumals, as every code uses his "algorithms," named after his last name!

  • Al-Biruni

    A polymath who mastered 13 sciences & spoke 7 languages fluently, Al-Biruni is considered a pillar of the golden islamic age. Learn his story & contributions!

  • Mohammed Babur

    Founder of the Indian Mughal Empire, this leader born in East Uzbekistan started a dynasty that lasted over 3 centuries in power and built the Taj Mahal! 

  • Imam Al-Tirmidhi

    It is indeed a miracle that the most prominent 6 scholars of Hadith are non-Arabs, as they all came from this region. Learn the story of Imam Bukhari's best student!

Our Hotels

All our hotels are 4 stars, have outstanding reviews, and include daily breakfast buffets. They are located in a central location, and often come with a swimming pool and gym.

This is a list of the hotels we commonly use (subject to change to similar hotels).

What does Your Tour Include?

4 Star Hotels

We carefully choose our hotels to have the top facilities & location!

Entrance Fees

All palaces, museums, & attractions are included in our low price!

Daily Breakfast Buffet

Start your day the right way, with a delicious meal & lots of energy!

History Course

You will learn the beautiful story from A to Z, in chronological order!


We take you to all attractions in a highly comfortable VIP bus!

Flights not Included

Which means anyone can join us from any country around the world!

Halal Treats

As the main centre on the silk road, Uzbek cuisine benefited from a wide array of spices and flavours from the East & the West, resulting in exotic mouth-watering flavours that tickles your taste buds!

Learn the history behind each dish while you enjoy these Halal treats along the tour!

What Are Our Safety Measures?

Daily Sanitization

Our buses are thoroughly sanitized every day to the highest standards.

Masks on Bus

We provide masks to our guests to ensure safety on board.

Social Distancing

During sights exploration, we keep a safe distance between our guests.

Hotel Certificates

Our hotels have been certified by the gov for strict hygiene procedures

Small Group Sizes

To maximize on social distancing, we keep our group size manageable.

Food Hygiene

The breakfast buffet & restaurant food is served by trained staff wearing masks, gloves, & tested.

Guide: Imam Dr. Waleed Hakeem

Known as "The Traveling Imam", Dr. Waleed Hakeem has journeyed to more than 100+ countries in all 6 continents around the globe spreading the peaceful message of Islam & Personal Development Training, from the villages of China, to the arctic North of Canada, to the mountains of Europe, to the jungles of South America, he can draw the world map from memory! He is the founder and director of Ilm Path Academy & a professor at Almaghrib institute.

After teaching the History of Andalus to 4,000 students in a dozen countries, Dr. Waleed has researched Andalusian history hands-on by visiting 30+ cities in Spain across 8 years, and recording his findings in a 16 hour online video course. He learned Spanish to access primary sources. His powerful delivery style, engaging instruction, & depth of knowledge will make this tour an unforgettable life-long transformative experience!

Our travellers sharing their tour emotions

Fatima Altaf

"I never enjoyed history in school, but Sh. Waleed brought the story to life, and I felt as if I was living every moment of it.  What a life-changing experience! Can't wait for more courses!"

Ahmed SAMi

"I expected to only learn something about the past, but Dr. Waleed has combined history with personal development and leadership to make this a very transformative & applicable journey!"

Maryam Jamal

"Never was there any dull moments. I was on my toes from beginning to end! Not only we learned the life stories of great role models, but also the culture, cuisine, and all aspects of the local daily life!"

Abid lateef

"Seeing the lessons of the Quran, Hadith, & Seerah come to life during the learning of the country's history has made my Eman stronger. Imam Waleed's knowledge & way of connecting events keeps you engaged!"

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Frequently asked Tour Questions

What type of hotels are included in the tour?

All the hotels in the tour are 4 star hotels, such as the Ramada chain, which include a tasty buffet breakfast, conference facilities for our daily classrooms, & modern ammenities such as wireless wifi, etc. The exact names of the hotels will be revealed about 1 months before the tour starts, as it depends on the final number joining and availability.

How many persons in each room? Can I have a single room if travelling alone?

The base price includes sharing a room with a second person. If you would like to have a private single room, you can add 120 pounds to the price.

What time should I arrive or leave?

You can arrive any time on the first day of the tour, as it will be a relaxing day at your leasiure. We will have introductions session ta night. You can also leave any time on the last day of the tour. It is also possible for you to extend your trip on either the begining or end of the tour if you like to stay longer.

Do you offer pick up from Malaga airport? Can I use local taxi?

We offer both pick-up and drop-off from Tashkent interntional airport, but only on the first and last days of the tour (You will need to send us your flight dates and numbers to arrange this). If you arrive or leave on different days, we recommend that you use an app called "Yandex Taxi", which is the equivalent of Uber in Russian speaking countries. It is available in English, very easy to use, and taxis are very reliable as there is a review system. Also it eliminates the need to use cash or to get a possible scam from a street taxi.

Can I arrive a few days earlier or remain a few days later?

Yes of course. You can extend your hotel stay on either arrival or departure. Just write it in the "special requests" space on the booking page.

How many people are in each bus?

The max capacity for the bus is 50, but our groups are often smaller so we could give individual attention. The buses are VIP, air-conditioned, and large enough to provide enough comfortable space for everyone.

Are meals included in the tour cost?

The tour includes a breakfast buffet every day of your stay. Other meals are to be purchased seperaterely as to give our attendants maximum flexibility and variety according to their budgets. Uzbekistan is a Muslim country, so all food is Halal, and it is one of the cheapest five countries in the world. Becausae of their location in central Asia, they have Western and Eastern food options in addition to the local food.

Do you arrange flight bookings?

To keep the tour cost as low as possible and accomdate all types of travellers, our price only includes land services. If you want to search for flights, we recommend as it is the cheapest flight search engine and the most advanced.

Can a sister travel alone without a Mahram (Guardian)?

It is permissible for sisters to travel in safe groups insha'Allah, and Alhamdulillah we will have many sisters on our tour group. This is also the opinion that is followed in Saudi Arabia during Hajj times, as women are allowed to travel in Hajj groups.

What time should I book my flight on the final day of the tour?

The final day of the tour is a free-day, therefore, feel free to book your return flights any time on the last day. If you wish to stay longer to enjoy the sights and attractions of Tashkent, you may do so in the "special requests" space on the booking form.

Do I need a visa to visit Uzbekistan?

If you are from an EU member country, or have a passport from English-speaking countries (Canada, Australia, Malaysia, etc), then you don't to apply for Visa. It is 30 days on arrival. If you are a citizen of the United States, then you must apply online for a 30 day visa, which costs 20 dollars, at least 3 days before your arrival (earlier is recommended). This is the link: If you are from other parts of the world, then you may need to apply for a schengen visa from the Uzbekistan embassy in your country.

Government requirements may change. You can check the lastest and detailed visa requirements for Uzbekistan at the following link:

What is the best way to get local money?

The best way to get local money is to use the ATM machine and choose the charge in local currency. Your bank charges much lower rates than exchange offices. It is also recommended that you bring some dollars, euros, or UK pounds as emergency money. However, if you would like to exchange the cash you have for the local currency, avoid the airport exchange office, even if they advertise "0% comission", as they will make more than 10% on the unfavourable exchange rate. Instead, exchange from the local foreign currency shops in the city. Observe the difference between the "buy" and "sell" rate, and if the difference is small, it means you have a good rate (1-3% difference of internet rate max). If you travel frequenctly, useful way is to use a multicurrency debit card, such as transferwise, which gives you almost the same real time internet rate close to 0.5% percent. Here is the link to sign up:

What is your refund policy?

The downpayment paid for the tour is non-refundable. However, we would be able to transfer the down payment to another tour for a small administrative fee, as long as we receive the change request a minimum 30 days before the tour.
Once it is 30 days before the tour, the full amount is non-refundable and non-transferable. We may at our discretion be able to give you a full or partial refund if cancelling your group would not affect the minimum number of participants to run the tour, or our logistical costs.

That being said, while we cannot make any guarantees, we will try our best to help you when it is possible, as we understand that emergencies do happen. You may be able to purchase a travel insurance if you expect a disruption to your travel plans.

What clothes should I bring to the tour?

That depends on the season as explained below: Summer: Light cloth, sunscreen, swimsuit, and an umbrella if you would like to block the sun. You may also carry or purchase a hand fan for noon time (although we will try to avoid peak heat times by being in shaded areas, air-conditioned bus, or lunch in an air conditioned restaurant). Spring or Autumn: Both seasons are mild (20 to 16 Celsius, or 70 to 60 Fahrenheit). Bring a few layers to adjust to the varrying temperatures throughout the day (shirt, sweater, and light jacket). If you are sensitive to cold, then you may bring a heavy jacket too, although it is most likely not necessary. There are occasioal mild rains, so you may bring an umbrella or a rain jacket with hoodie if you wish.

Winter: FREEZING! We don't run the tour in winters. Perhaps you should consider warmer destinations like The Coastal Turkey tour or History of Andalus (Spain)!

Do you have any questions?

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Imam Dr. Waleed Hakeem

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