Bahouddin Muhammad Nakshband was born in 1318 in the village of Kasri Hinduvon near Bukhara. Bahouddin means the ray, shine and clarity of religion. Nakshband was his family’s nickname. Muhammad was a craftsman by profession, as was his father. His father was a weaver and craftsman.
He was taught by well-known religious people of the time, like Muhammad Amir laid Kulol, from whom he got secular education, and Mavlono Orif Pekkironi, Kusam Shaikh and Halil Ota.
He had many disciples, among them Hoji Alauddin Attor and Hoji Muhammad Parso. Nakshband’s ideas are evident in the works “Hayotnoma” and “Dadilal-oshikin”.
Nakshband developed the ideas of Abdulholiq Gijduvoni and Ahmad Yassawiy, but he had his own ideas. His ideas were named “Nakshbandiya”. Many scholars of the time from other countries were interested in Nakshbandiya and studied it.
He refused any kind of riches. He preferred to be poor and to live a simple life. One of his famous ideas was “to be with God in the heart and to keep work in the hands”.
During his life he twice made the pilgrimage to Mecca. He died in 1389 at the age of 73 and was buried in the village where he was born.