Iran
Qom

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day103

    Holy Qom

    December 10, 2017 in Iran ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Qom is the second holiest city in Iran after Mashhad and an important pilgrimage destination. We became aware of that at least since Ali, our host, asked Silke if she could put her chador on (a few minutes after we met). Which chador? Luckily, she carried a long, black summer dress, her black jacket over it, finished. By the way, the Iranian word for 'tent' is 'chadore' which describes the look of this piece of clothing very well, as you can see in the picture :)

    The reason for the holiness of Qom is the shrine of Fatima Masumeh who was the sister of the 8th imam, a well-respected strong woman. After her death she was buried at this place.

    Ali has been a great host for us during the two days in Qom. He invited us into a cosy, historical tea house and even took Hauke into the shrine secretly which is actually strictly forbidden for foreigners ('Look down, maintain a low profile, and enjoy!'). The atmosphere was incredible, people walking around the giant, cubic grave, touching the pure gold, along with the sounds from the prayers of hundreds of people, awakening memories of TV scenes from Mekka - so we're really lucky to visit this place on holy Friday!

    Another highlight of our stay in Qom was a short trip to a relatively unknown, reddish mountain called 'Salt Dome' with Ali and his brother. Climbing down to the salt lake, admiring the views of the surrounding mountains, and wandering around them felt a bit like being on mars. Having a blue sky above and a diamond of pure nature
    in front of us finally led us to stay there also for breakfast. So we had Iranian chai, Lavash with cheese and carrot jam as well as boiled eggs. Of course, we salted them by the use of lying around salt crystals. What the nature is able to create, will forever remain beyond mankind's search.

    So far, Qom has been the city which fascinated us the most in Iran. The holy atmosphere at and around the impressive main square, the beautiful lighting of the numerous minarets and domes, and noticeably less rush compared to all other Iranian cities we've seen, made it a unique experience.
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  • Day168

    Schwarzer Block in Qom

    September 2 in Iran ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Wer einen Anti-Iran-Propagandafilm drehen möchte, ist in Qom richtig. Schwarz dominiert das Straßenbild. Die meisten Frauen tragen einen Tschador. Vermutlich ist Qom die Stadt im Iran mit der höchsten Mullahdichte.
    Dabei könnte die Stadt echt schön sein ohne das Religiöse. Das Mausoleum der Fatimeh und die weiten sauberen Plätze ringsum laden zum Kaffeetrinken ein. Wenn es Cafes gäbe ... Und wenn die Sittenwächter mich in meinem unschwarzen Gewand nicht so streng angucken würden. 😉
    Wie sagte uns neulich ein Hotelangestellter? "Ich war mit 9 Jahren in Qom. Schön damals habe ich beschlossen, dass ich frühestens mit 99 wiederkonme.
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  • Day66

    Qom

    October 9 in Iran ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Le monsieur avec un turban : Vous êtes musulmans ?
    Khalid : Oui.
    Le monsieur avec un turban : Faites Qom chez vous.
    Khalid : khaylé mamnun.
    Le monsieur avec un turban : Saviez-vous que cette mosquée contient 270 kilogrammes d'or ? Fatima is rich !
    Khalid : D'accord.

  • Day16

    Qom

    October 5, 2016 in Iran ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Tussenstop in het religieus centrum van Iran. Op de holy shrine na valt er niets te beleven dus snel weer weg.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Qom, قم, قوم, Горад Кум, Кум, Dakbayan sa Qom, Ĥomo, Kom, קום, कोम, QUM, ゴム, 쿰, Qûm, Кум шаары, Kumas, Ком, குவோம், Қум, Kum, 库姆

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