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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: The paper explains conditions, regulations, and procedures for recruitment at the shrine of the 8th Shia Imam in Mashhad during Safavid era. It also discusses the role of the central government and influence of the shrine custodians in this regard.
Research Method/Approach: Data has been extracted from archival documents.
Findings and Conclusion: AQR benefited from a well-designed system of recruitment. Entering the organization required the meeting of certain criteria. The number of the staff and salaries were specified. When an individual was laid off or resigned, another person was recruited. In some instances the custodian and the high ranking officials influenced the process of recruitment. However, it was a disciplined and systematic process. The king issued the decree for appointment.