عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Due to different political, social and religious developments, from the
fall of the Ilkhanids till the rise of the Safavids, majority of Sunnites
began to decrease in Iran, and therefore Azerbaijan. By the time of the
establishment of the Safavids, Azerbaijan was more susceptible to this
religious shift. Apart from these developments, Azerbaijan’s rulers at
this time did not adopt fanatic policies to support Sunnites.
Furthermore, the Jalayirids and the Qara Quyunlu indicated unanimity
with Shi‘ites to the extent that they are considered as Shi’ite states.
Presenting an image of the course of religious developments in
Azerbaijan, this article is to clarify the formation of backgrounds of
this religious shift in Azerbaijan of that time.