Sanābād was a village near Tus wherein Imam al-Rida (a) was buried. It has been narrated that Snabad was a little village before the development of Mashhad and was regarded as one of the suburban villages around Tus. However, presently it is a neighborhood, like Nawqan, in Mashhad metropolis and its river flows in Sarab neighborhood. After Imam Rida's martyrdom in Nawqan, al-Ma'mun buried the purified body of the Imam (a) in Humayd b. Qahtaba al-Ta'i's house in Sanabad. Expansion and connection of Sanabad with other villages of the area had formed the present Mashhad.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from سناباد in Farsi WikiShia.