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The Emirate of Bukhara led by Shahmurad is a custom civilization mod by JakeWalrusWhale, with contributions from Arilasqueto, DarthKyofu, and bernie14.

This mod requries Brave New World.



The Emirate of Bukhara was a Muslim polity in Central Asia that existed from 1785 to 1920 in what is now modern-day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. It occupied the land between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, known formerly as Transoxiana. Its core territory was the land along the lower Zarafshan River, and its urban centres were the ancient cities of Samarqand and the emirate's capital, Bukhara. It was contemporaneous with the Khanate of Khiva to the west, in Khwarazm, and the Khanate of Kokand to the east, in Fergana. In 1920, it ended with the establishment of the Bukharan People's Soviet Republic.

Shah Murad[]

Shah Murad (also known as Beg-i Jan, Amir al-Mu'minin, and Amir Ma'sum Ghazi) was the first Emir of the Emirate of Bukhara. Shah Murad was born in 1749 in Kermine (modern-day Navoiy) into the family of a representative of the Uzbek aristocracy, Danial-Biy (1758-1785). He was the eldest of his eleven siblings. His mother was from the Uzbek Qongirat tribe. Shah Murad was the beloved son of his father, who affectionately called him Beg-i Jan. His political activity began during the life of Daniyal Biy. At first, he was the governor of Kermine but later was appointed as governor in Qarshi. From his youth, Shah Murad was inclined towards Sufism and spent his days in khanaqahs and mosques praying. He declined the wealth inherited from his father and wanted it distributed among the common folk. He introduced Islamic laws into the Bukharan administration. In 1780-1781 he was appointed the ruler of Samarkand and made a lot of efforts to restore the city.

Dawn of Man[]

Welcome Commander of the Faithful, the Sinless Emir of Bukhara, Shah Murad. You were responsible for shifting Bukhara away from its Mongol roots, turning the Khanate into an Emirate. You helped give Bukhara it's own identity- an empire focused around Islam, culture, order, and prosperity. You were known for being a man of the law; fair and equal to all who entered your courtroom. All the while, you made sure the empire wasn't a push-over, as you maintained quite the army as well.


Art by DarthKyofu

Can you make Bukhara stand out from the rest once more? Can you push for your religion to be adopted by the masses? Can you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Welcome. I am Amir Masum Shah Murad. Did you have an appointment with my court or were you simply drawn here in awe of Bukhara's stunning architecture?"

Defeat: "Despite all my efforts to make Bukhara its own, it has sadly fallen to yet another empire."

Unique Attributes[]

Bukahra (Shah Murad)

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The Sinless Emir

Units gain additional Strength combat strength depending on the religious followers (of Bukhara's religion) of their nearest city. Cities captured that have Bukhara's religion as the majority are given a Namazgah.


Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Sarbaz (Great War Infantry)
  • Trained 50% faster if an enemy unit is nearby.
  • Gains an "Army of the Emir" promotion upon being trained in a city with Bukhara's religion being the majority; giving the unit FaithIcon Faith from kills and a +25% Strength combat bonus in friendly territory.

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Namazgah (Temple)
  • Acts as a courthouse.
  • Receive Happy happiness and religious followers after constructing FaithIcon faith or religious buildings.
City List
  1. Bukhara
  2. Samarkand
  3. Qarshi
  4. Balkh
  5. Shakhrisabz
  6. Chardjuy
  7. Hisor
  8. G'uzor
  9. Kattakurgan
  10. Sheberghan
  11. Khujand
  12. Jizzakh
  13. Maimana
  14. Chirakchi
  15. Denau
  16. Kulab
  17. Nurota
  18. Termez
  19. Kurganteppa
  20. Karakul
  21. Kermine
  22. Vobkent
  23. Uroteppa
  24. Mazar-i-Sharif
  25. Qal'ai Khumb
  26. Panjakent
  27. Dushanbe
  28. Baysun
  29. Andkhoy
  30. Rushon
  31. Gharm
  32. Ziadin
  33. Gowurdak
  34. Sar-i Pol
  35. Kerki
Spy List
  • Nasrullah
  • Muhammmad Alim
  • Muzaffar
  • Haydar
  • Abdul-Ahad
  • Umar
  • Mir Hussein
  • Daniyal
  • Muhammad Rahim
  • Khudayar
Bukhara (Shah Murad)



Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now distancing themselves away from Genghisid hertiage and fully embracing Islam. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2022


  • JakeWalrusWhale: Art (Map; UB, Leader, UU Icons), Code, Text, Design, Research
  • Arilasqueto: Art (Civ Icon)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene)
  • bernie14: Art (Unit Model)
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