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Social trust is one of the most essential factors in making social order and capital. There are certain variables that can lead to the rise or fall of social trust, one of which, to many researchers, is religiousness. The present study was carried out to investigate the relationship between religiousness and social trust in the city of Najafabad. According this, a survey research with the sample of 244 citizen (15 years old and over) of Najafabad were selected through a multi-stage cluster sampling method. The questionnaire was the main data collection technique. The findings show that there is a significant and direct relationship between religiousness and social trust. In other words, the rising of religiousness leads to the increasing of organizational, interpersonal and generalized trusts. The empirical data truly verify the viewpoints mentioned earlier by Durkheim and Giddnez.