عنوان مقاله [English]
The great Khorasan has long been the focus of Shiites, Sadat and Alawites, and many of them have settled in northeastern Iran. The presence of Imam Reza's shrine and the assignment of a shrine in Mazar-e-Sharif to Imam Ali were the reasons for the Shiites' migration to Khorasan and, consequently, the increasing Shiite population there. The present study seeks to answer the main question of how the economic situation of the Khorasan Shiites in the age of Timurid rule was based on a descriptive-analytic and library-based approach. The findings of this study show that the Great Khorasan during the reign of Timur and his successors have always been of great importance, especially economically. Finding Herat central and locating the important cities of Khorasan near Samarkand, the capital of Timur - added to this importance. In general, the Timurids treated the Shia and the Sadat well. This provided the ground for upgrading their positions in office, gaining power and increasing wealth, thereby promoting relative prosperity in Shiite areas.