Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
Qom is the second religious city in Iran after Mashhad because of being home to Fatima Masoumeh Shrine. Fatima Masoumeh is the sister of Imam Reza, the 8th Imam of Shia, whose shrine is located in Mashhad, Khorasan Province. Therefore, if you are planning to visit the first religious capital city in Iran, you can consider visiting Imam Reza Holy Shrine.
Location of Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
Fatima Masoumeh Shrine is located right in the center of Qom. You can find this shrine in Zaer Boulevard.
History of Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
Fatima Masoumeh died in Qom in 201 A.H. as she was on her way to join her brother, Imam Reza in Khorasan. Abbasid Sunnis attacked the caravan she was traveling with and killed 23 of her family members and friends. She herself was imprisoned by a woman from the Sunni enemies, fell ill, and was asked to be taken to Qom, where she died.
Qom was famous to be the birthplace of the huge movement that led to the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the movement and the first official leader of Iran, studied and lived in Qom for a while. He used the images of this shrine in posters, money, and stamps after the revolution. He also expanded her shrine so that there would be more space for the pilgrims. If you take a look at Khomeini’s mausoleum, you will notice its similarity to this shrine. The golden dome, for example, is one of the architectural similarities.
Structure of Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
There are 3 domes in Fatima Masoumeh Shrine that were built at different times. Their names are The Old Dome, The New Dome (Atabaki Dome), and Saheb Al-Zaman Dome.
The Old Dome is in the northern part of the shrine. It gives a magnificent sight to the shrine with its four beautiful verandas. The New Dome (Atabaki Dome) is another eye-catching part of the shrine with four northern, eastern, western, and southern verandas that each lead to a separate entrance. The special architecture of the verandas took about 8 years to complete. The construction of the newest dome, Saheb Al-Zaman Dome, was started in 2002 and finished in 2005. The surrounding walls of this dome are decorated with brick and white cement Quran inscriptions. The minarets in the two sides of the golden dome and other parts of the shrine have added to the beauty you recognize when you enter. There are carvings of holy names of God or Prophet Muhammad and other words in Kofi language on the minarets.
Where to Eat near Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
Mortazavi Restaurant, Bozorgi Restaurant, Taheri Fried Chicken, Amiraneh Restaurant, Gol Mary Restaurant, Damavand Restaurant, Bama Fast Food, and many other restaurants are near this shrine.
Where to Stay near Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
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How To Get To Fatima Masoumeh Shrine
The best way to get to Fatima Masoumeh Shrine is to find your way to Zaer Boulevard.
At Taleqani Street, you can choose one of the streets to your right side and turn to find the multi-storey parking of the shrine.
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