The external composition of the mausoleum seems rather simple, a hemisphere atop
a cube. Burnt brick is used as a building material. All four facades are identical. The
unusually beautiful brickwork of the walls gives the building a sort of delicate
According to a legend, Ismail Samani had
ruled for more than 40 years even after his death. That legend also says that when people
wanted justice, they came to his mausoleum, prayed and put their
statements on his grave.
The next day they would received the answer and their problems were solved