The life and work of the enlightener Ishaq Khan Tora Ibrat
Ibrat is probably one of the least famous Jadids of the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. However, Ibrat is an extraordinary person who lived a wonderful life. Uzbek historiography and popular culture have not yet been thoroughly studied and evaluated. Born and raised in a remote, remote village like Turkestan, this man can be considered a man of strange destiny: a teenager who went on Hajj at the age of 25 traveled the world for nine years, conquering the Middle East, Europe, Iran, Ottoman Empire, Iran, the Ottoman Empire. ; After nine years of adventure, he returned to his village as a 34-year-old young man with a lot of knowledge. A person who traveled all over the world for nine years, saw different countries, peoples and cultures, visited the world’s largest libraries, heard and mastered the languages of Europe and Asia, was a rare event for the whole civilized world of Turkestan. Even in today’s age of communication, not everyone can become so great and so educated. It is not uncommon to meet a man who, 150 years ago, lived in the central cities of the West on the edge of the Fergana Valley, knew twenty languages to one degree or another, and knew linguistics and historiography at the level of the most advanced scholars of his time. A role model is a historical figure who can serve as a role model for today’s generations. Attention to such and such people, their appearance on the big screen, brings the Uzbek audience closer to its history, and in the past it was not only semi-mythical and distant people like Jalaliddin Manguberdi and Spitamen, but also close and self-aware faces.