This madrasah was built in the 19th century in the southern part of old town, not far from the Beshagach gate by one of the most revered people – Sheikh Abdulkasim. He was a pious person and could recite the Koran by heart.

According to the legend, in the 18th century, pilgrims brought one sacred relics here – a few hairs from the beard of Muhammad prophet. The sacred relic is held in a specially designated room called "Honaka Muie Muborak" with a crowning entrance that says "Here are pinned hair of Rasul himself (prophet Muhammad)".

Under the ethnographic data N. Ostroumova Sheikh Abdulkasym spent more than 30 thousand rubles for the madrasah construction, as well as annually allocated funds for training of 150 students. The graduates were outstanding personalities of the Uzbek society, such as the founder of the novel — Abdullah Kodiri, the first University founder Munavvar-kori & scientist Fitrat.

The design of the madrasa is fully complying with medieval architectural principles and the for those times decorative style with high input called «peshtak», triple-arched niches and corner towers – "guldasta". The present stone structure in the centre of the yard was once a water hall with a domed ceiling. The courtyard is surrounded by cells called "hujra" with a fireplace, a heating stove and sink, where students lived. Starting from the entrance each of the walls is decorated with quotations from the Koran.

Now it is the centre of national crafts "Xunarmon", where the works of artists & jewellers, masters of woodcarving & ganch are exhibited. You can also purchase ethnic Souvenirs. The building is simple to find – near is the Parliament of Uzbekistan.

The madrasah survived the devastating earthquake in Tashkent, reached our days without major reconstructions and decorates modern capital by authentic appearance.