Nawqān (Persian: نوقان) was a town at Khorasan and the tomb of 'Ali b. Musa al-Rida (a) is there. Al-Ya'qubi wrote in his al-Buldan: "The big city of Tus is called Nawqan." Al-Qazwini says: "Tus has two districts: Tabaran and Nawqan." Imam al-Rida (a) passed away in this village at the beginning of 203/818.
- Dihkhuda, Lughatnama, vol.15 p.22860
- Al-Ya'qubi, al-Buldan, p.45
- Al-Qazwini, Athar al-bilad, p.411
- Al-Ya'qubi, al-Buldan, p.471
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