Ferdows’s Masouleh – Khanik historical village – Khanik Shah
Ferdows’s Masouleh –
Khanik village, whose real name is Khanik Shah
It is located 30km of northeast of Ferdows. It is located two kilometers from Ferdows-Bajestan transit road. The old village of Khanik is 1800 meters above sea level.
This village is one of the oldest villages in the region With a population of 500 people. Due to its location in the foothills, it is one of the summer spots of Ferdows city. This has caused the population of the village to reach more than 600 people in summer.
The religion of the people of the village is Islam and their religion is Shiite. And six precious martyrs have been dedicated to the holy system of the Islamic Republic
The entire population under the age of 50 in the village is literate and has the largest student population among the rural villages.
The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture and animal husbandry. The products of the village are saffron, wheat, barley, walnuts, almonds, apricots and milk, and dairy products.
The following is a summary of Dehkhoda’s culture.A large number of women, especially girls, are engaged in carpet weaving
.”Khanik Shah” is a village outside the suburbs of Ferdows city, located ten thousand kilometers east of the public bus from Bajestan to Ferdows. The village is located in a mountainous area, its climate is hot and its inhabitants are 425 people, the Shiites are religious and Persian-speaking, the water from the aqueduct and its products are grains and cotton and the occupation of the people is agriculture and the road there is Malro.
Bakri farm above and below and Goodar is part of it.> (Dehkhoda Culture Quoted from Geographical Culture of Iran, Vol. 9)
Imamzadeh Sultan Karim Shah
A tomb located in the southern peak of the village, which is known as Sultan Karimshah. Its old building is currently being rebuilt with the efforts of the villagers. In historical and geographical books, the existence of this Imamzadeh in Khanik village has been mentioned many times, some of which are mentioned here:
* In the Geographical Culture of Iran, Volume 9, Page 144 of the Geographical Magazine of the Army, brought by Khanik Shah is one of the settlements of Ferdows
* Dr. Lotfollah Mafakhm in the book Farhangabadi of Iran, page 169, brought by Khanik Shah, is one of the settlements of Ferdows.
* Mr. Ali Akbar Dehkhoda has written in the dictionary of page 216:Khanik Shah, is one of the settlements of Ferdows.
* In the office of the holy shrines of the Endowment Office of Khorasan, number 47-A, Sultan Karim Shah is buried in Khanik.
* Dr. Mohammad Hossein Papli in Farhangabadi page 631: Imamzadeh Sultan Karim Shah in Ferdows buried number 14 34 17 17 and on page 219 the same book places the burial place of Imamzadeh Sultan Karim Shah in Khanik village number 14 34 17 17
* Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Bahr al-Uloom writes in the book 4336 of the Tomb of the Imams of Imamzadegan, page 50, that the grandson of Hazrat Musa ibn Ja’far (as) was buried in Khanik.
A very old building made of clay, mud and stone on top of the northern peak of the village, which dates back to the period of insecurity and lack of security forces, and among the reasons for its construction, it is mentioned that it is safe from looting.
The construction of a building of this magnitude and the carrying of stone and water to a great height is a sign of the hard work and high efforts of these people.
Traditional Khanik texture.
The old buildings of the old village of Khanik, with a long history on the slopes of the mountain and in a step-by-step manner, offer a beautiful view to the viewer.
One of the historical monuments of Khanik is the water mill of the village, which is located in the middle of the village and at the so-called local level. According to the elders, this mill was one of the oldest water mills in the region, so that other water mills in the region, including the village of Boroun, have been modeled on this mill.
One of the cultural masterpieces of the Iranian people, especially in the south of Khorasan, is the Aqueducts. Khanik village is also unique in this regard among the villages of the region. The existence of at least six permanent aqueducts in the surrounding villages and farms is evidence of this claim.
Khanik aqueduct, Bakri aqueduct, above Goodeh aqueduct, Kalat Hassan Beyk aqueduct,
Each of these aqueducts with local natural attractions is perfect for summer recreation
The boundary between the main Khanik aqueduct and the Amrudkan aqueduct, which is about 5 km eastern of it, is under the cultivation of almond trees.
A relatively long valley to the east of the village, which is the catchment area of the Amrudkan and Khanik aqueducts, and at the beginning of that which is located north of the village of Amrudkan, a dam has been built to feed the downstream aqueducts. The end of this valley leads to a mountain range whose ridge is the blue border of Ferdows and Gonabad.
The presence of numerous springs and rainfed trees has made this valley one of the places of interest and recreation in the hot summer season.