He was born near the current village of Kulsary, Atyrau region. A legend says that at the age of 14 Beket was bowing to the ashes of the revered sage Sopan-ata, in order to get a blessing. On the third night, Shopan-ata gave the him the order to study. The young man went to distant Khiva, where he learned science in a madrasah.
When he was 40, Becket-Ata became a Sufi and began to teach children. He founded a Sufi school at an underground mosque in Oglandy. Subsequently, this mosque has become a scientific center and an observatory.
Becket-Ata also was a famous healer, scientist, physics, he also studied astronomy and mathematics. He was a very kind man, who directed believers to be fair and to do good. The sage also was a warrior who accomplished feats in the battle with the Kalmyks.
Saint Beket-ata traveled a lot, have been in many places until he came back to Mangystau. After returning, he built four mosques.
The first in Kulsary - it is called the Ak-meshyt (white mosque). Ak-meshyt consists of two large rooms created from chalk structures. The pass of the mosque is narrow and long. In the first room there is a special hole so the mosque is illuminated by natural light. The walls have special deeping on the southeastern part of the room – a mihrab. Mihrab - is a special niche decorated with columns and an arch that indicates the direction to Mecca. It is intended for the imam to pray in it, thereby during the prayer he is in front of the rest of the worshipers.
It is located in the Zhylyoi district of the Atyrau region, 28 km from the north-east of the village of Akkiztogai. To get to Akmechet, you first need to get from Atyrau to Kulsary, then go about 50 km to the east.
The second - in chalk cliffs 20 km from the village of Beineu. It cannot be called underground in the full sense; rather, it is something like the chalk churches of Divnogorye and Kostomarov, a natural remnant that people, having cut down several rooms inside, have actually turned into a building. To get to Beineu illage from Aktau you can by car or by a bus.
The third - in the area of Bayshatyr on the Ustyurt plateau. It is not saved, but there are remains of the mosque. The ruins are located on the border of the Ustyurt plateau. The distance from the nearest settlement to Senek is 115 kilometers. From the nearest city of Zhanaozen to the mosque, about 150 kilometers.
The fourth, underground mosque, is cut down in the chalky rock massif cape in the tract of Oglandy, dated to the 18th century. This mosque has seven rooms. This is a holy place, which in its importance as the graves of Muhammad and Khoja Ahmed Yassaui. The underground Becket-Ata mosque, which became its last refuge, despite the inaccessibility, is a place of mass pilgrimage.
Amazing unusual acoustics of the underground mosque - in all rooms, the amazing audibility of the prayers read. At the top of the Oglandy is the house of pilgrims, which is also called the “house with blue domes”. From the city of Aktau to the underground mosque can be reached by car on the highway. The first 150 kilometers of the path pass along the asphalt strip, then the road passes along the steppe.
Assumedly, he died in 1813. He had five children: Bayteli, Zhailau, Togai, Bayniyaz, Kodar.