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 (kōm) also Qum (ko͝om)
A city of west-central Iran south-southwest of Tehran. It has been a Shiite Muslim center since early Islamic times and a pilgrimage site since the 1600s.
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(kɒm) ,




(Placename) a city in NW central Iran: a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims. Pop: 1 045 000 (2005 est)
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or Qum


a city in NW Iran, SW of Teheran. 780,453.
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Meanwhile, a prominent religious scholar of Qom, Ayatullah Al-Uzma Noori Hamdani in a statement strongly condemned the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and urged the Millat-e-Islami and Muslim rulers to take serious steps to stop human rights violations by India in the territory.
Najaf was once under the severe thumb of Saddam Hussein and Qom was much freer.
The cleric also served as the head of the Qom Seminary and was a member of other important organizations, including the Constitution Review Council, the Supreme Judiciary Council and the Supreme Policy-making Council of the Qom Seminary, among others.
The followers of Ayatullah Hussein al-Shirazi on March 9 stormed the Iranian embassy in London to protest the capture of a religious colleague in Qom by the Iranian authorities.
The shrine in Qom, which is approximately 150 kilometers south of the capital, Tehran, is the second-most sacred spot in Iran for pilgrims.
Italy's FS has also been connected with the planning and construction of a high-speed rail corridor between Tehran, Qom and Isfahan, and may also undertake the electrification of the rail link between Tehran and Tabriz on the way to the Caucasus.
Ayaz Sadiq described developing scientific ties between Muslins as the most significant step to withstand Takfiri thoughts, saying that teaching all religions in a correct manner in Qom is very valuable and it helps foster unity among Islamic faiths against the Daesh and Taliban-styled Islam.
The city of Qom and Vali-e-Asr quarter were selected location as an arena of this study.
Soleimani was one of several senior faculty members from Qom's University of Religions and Denominations whom I met during my recent visit to Iran.
[5] Bohrani, hashem ibn solayman, helye abarfi ahval Mohammd and aleh athar, 1991, V6 Qom, mararef Islami , institute.