Mashhad (Persian:مشهد) is a city of Razavi Khorasan province in Iran, Masshad is second big city of Iran, It is near borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
Mashhad is known because it is place of resting of the Imam Reza and also Ferdowsi the Great Persian poet.
Before 9th century Mashhad was a small village but after Al-Ma'mun the Abbasid caliph killed Ali ar-Ridha (Imam of Shi'a Muslims) Mashhad returned to a famous town, in the time of Safavid dynasty Shah Ismail I (1501) made Mashhad to an important city until Nader Shah the Napoleon of Persia choosed it for his Empire capital and after that Mashhad was one of important cities of Iran until now.
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- ↑ Statistical Centre of Iran, 2006 Population and Housing Census, Administrative units of Razavi Khorasan and their populations. (excel-file, in Persian). Retrieved 2008-07-05.
- ↑ "Sacred Sites: Mashhad, Iran". sacredsites.com. http://www.sacredsites.com/middle_east/iran/mashad.htm. Retrieved 2006-03-13.