The Hazrat-e-Masoumeh shrine (aka Fatima Masumeh shrine) is the physical and spiritual centre of Qom. It's the burial place of Fatima Masuomeh, the sister of the eighth Imam 'Ali al-Rida and the daughter of the seventh Imam Musa al-Kadhim. Fatima Masumeh is honored as a saint and her shrine is one of the most significant Shia shrines in Iran. The shrine has several inner courtyards, two huge golden domes and various beautifully decorated minarets. There is an entrance for men and one for women. Non-muslims may enter the shrine if accompanied by a muslim. Construction of the shrine began in the ninth century.
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