Ak Tagh

Ak Tagh

Ak Tagh, literally "White Mountain" in Chagatai Turki, was a faction of Turkestani Naqshbandi Sufism originated in Samarkand.

During the Chagatai Yarkand Khanate in modern day Xinjiang, two Naqshbandi factions, the Ak Tagh and the Kara Tagh (Black Mountain) vied for popularity and political power by allying with different Chagatai princes and developing their own sect of followers.

The Ak Taghlik sect under Apak Khoja was triumphant in the end with Dzungar military support and usurped power from the Chagatai Dynasty.

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