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The Position of a King in Safavid Period

, University of Sistan and Balouchestan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

ILSHS Volume 61, ISSN 2300-2697


This article studies the position of the kings in the period of Safvid of Iranian Islamic History. The king in this period was considered as a holy figure. Indeed the king was considered and deemed as a great person encouraging a lot of respects. He was considered as the surrogate of prophet. Therefore he had a lot of unlimited powers and authorities. He was the symbol of excellence and raised the respect of anybody in the society. Since the Safavid dynasty itself was a religious one, based on the teaching of the twelve imams, it was important that the king be a religious person too. He is an emblem of God’s bounty among humanity, he is the inauguration and termination for generosity among all human beings.


Koohshahee, M.R. (2015). The Position of a King in Safavid Period. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 61, 28-30. Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .