About the city of Qom
As the world center of Shiite studies and the foundation of Iran’s revolution, the city of Qom is a unique city due to the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Masumeh, Jamkaran Mosque, seminary schools, presence of Shiite Faghih, international students from 100 countries, and connecting 17 provinces in the country. More than 20 million local and international tourists visit the city of Qom every year and due to its attractions, urban projects are economically feasible.
The city area is about 11500 Km2 with 1.200.000 population; major products are silk carpet, agriculture, raw material and some industrial products. The products of the city include silk carpet, agriculture and some industrial products. The city is the most international city in the country with more than 20000 international students coming from 100 different countries. The city is silk carpet hub where carpets from different cities are exhibited and exported to various destinations around the globe.
The landscape of Qom
Over the past four decades, migration to Qom increased dramatically so that new neighborhoods appeared and the population exceeded one million people.
The important streets of Qom are: Ayyatollah Marashi Najafi (Eram), Ammar Yaser Blv, Jomhuri Blv. Moallem Blv Enghelab, Taleghani (Azar), Somayyeh, Sadughi, Tohid, Fatemi, Amin Blv, Honarestan, Salarieh, Bajak, Dore-shahr, Safaieh, Attaran, Zanbil Abad, Behesthi, Eram, Keyvanfar and Imamzadeh Ebrahim streets.
Its important mosques are, Imam Hassan Askari Mosque, Azam Mosque, Jamkaran Mosque, Tabatabae Mosque, Jameh mosque, (Qom Mosalla, Imam Hassan Mojtaba) Mosque.
Qom’s weather is considered dry because Qom is close to the desert of the central Iran. Its summers are hot and dry and its winters are relatively cold. The difference in temperature is high and most of the time, the weather is dry.
Narrations and Islamic Hadiths about Qom
Imam sadeq(A.s.) stated: God’s bless be upon the people of Qom. God will send rain for them. God’s bounties will be sent to them. Their vices will be turned into virtues. They pray for God. People of Qom are religious scholars who appreciate worship and realities and Hadiths. Behar AlAnvar Vol.60/217
Qom is the city of tranquility and bless for the faithful. Imam Sadeq stated: whenever, hardship and problems happen to you, go to Qom because Qom is the place of security and bless for the faithful Behar AlAnvar Vol.60/217
Qom, the utopia of the Shiites
Imam Ali Ibn-e Mosa AlReza stated: If it were not for the people of Qom, Islam would perish.
Imam Sadeq stated: Qom and the people of Qom are examples for the whole world
Mantakhab AlAthar p.443
Wise statements of the supreme leader about Qom
Qom is the mother land of the Islamic revolution and the most religious city in the country, it is the most important city and the starting place of the greatest revolution of the contemporary era.
Qom is the sign and the respect of the revolution. If civilizing and building this city continues with high pace, we hope that the backwardness of this city would be removed.