AD, the founder of Gourkani dynasty, Amir Timur (Timur the
Lane), while carrying on his three-year invasion of Iran,
ended Mozaffar’s Family rule in Yazd and entrusted the
city’s government to one of his own agents.
the way Amir Timur treated Yazd was unprecedented
throughout his rule in Iran. He instructed the appointed
ruler to be lenient towards the people of Yazd, exempt
them from a two-year tax,
repaired and built the city’s rampart and
reconstructed the governor’s palace known as Mobarakeh
Castle of Narain Castle in the best possible way. Timur
the Lane was aware that massacring people would also
destroy industries uniquely belonging to Yazd.
son, Shahrokh, after triumphing over his rivals, conferred
Yazd’s government on Amir Jalaleddin, son of Chaqmaq.
He, too, treated the people in a tolerant way and left so
many vestiges of his rule in Yazd.
Mosque’s tile works, Amir Chaqmaq Square and Mosque and
the old prayer compounds all belong to that era. Also,
numerous schools and libraries such as Sarpolok’s
Qotbieh School and Library, Darul School, Yousuf Chehr
School and Library, Mardhouk’s Asilieh School and
Library and Bavardieh Library were built in the same
period and many authors, scholars and historians such as
Sharafoddin Ali Yazdi were educated and trained in those
seats of learning. With the emergence of Qara Qoyunlou and
Aq Qoyunlou Turkmen, Yazd fell out of Timur the Lane’s
domain and was ruled by Turkmen governors successively;
but the city saw a period of decline under them.