Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Samarcand, an important city of Bokhara, a centre of the inland commerce of Asia, and a seat of Mohammedan learning. It contains a large number of mosques and forty madrases or theological colleges. Under the name Marakanda it was the capital of Sogdiana, and afterwards became the capital of Tamerlane's vast empire.

“Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself."”
Matthew 22:37-39