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The madrasah is located to the West from madrasah Mahomed - Amin - Inaq. Originally there was a small madrasah of frame type constructed there by the famous Khivan woman. Arab Mohamed Khan bought this madrasah from her together with adjacent lands and in 1616 constructed new one-storeyed madrasah of a brick, to honor the fact that Khiva became the capital of Khorezm instead of Kunya-Urgench.
In 1838, when the building became shabby, during the reign of Allah Quli Khan, it was rebuilt in accordance with the standards typical for late Khivan madrasahs. At the moment it is a symmetrical two-storeyed building with a strong portal and cylindrical towers at the corners.