The Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasa is the biggest madrasa in Khiva. It was built in the years from 1851 to 1855. The Madrasa, which has 72 meters in the length and 60 meters in the width, was the main building at the western gates of the Ichan Kala Castle.
The Madrasa was a reputed, well-financed school. The high religious court presided in the Madrasa building. Its unique architecture consisted of the rooms that provided place for the classes and accommodations. The building had the rooms with the halls in the first floor. The rooms that were on the second floor had the verandas. The facade of the Madrasa building was decorated with fascinating ornamented tiles.