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Azam Mosque of Qom

Vahid Pourtajrishi  6/23/2014
 One of the great religious monuments built by the Great Marjah Ayatullah al-Uzma Burujerdi (R.A.) is the Masjid-i Azam which was built adjoined to the holy shrine of Hadrath Masoumah (A.S.).
The foundation stone of this great mosque was laid on 11th Zee al-Qa'adah, the auspicious birthday anniversary of Hadrat Imam Ali bin Musa al-Reza (A.S.) corresponding with 22nd June, 1954 in a special ceremony.
The construction of the mosque was completed in 1961 and since then congregational prayers and other religious ceremonies are regularly held in this mosque. This mosque is built in the Islamic architectural style and consists of four prayer halls and three towering balconies. The large dome of the mosque has a diameter of 30 metres and its height above the roof of the mosque is 15 metres and 35 metres from the basement of the mosque. The minarets of the mosque are 25 metres above the roof of the mosque are 25 metres above the roof of the mosque and 45 metres from the basement of the mosque. The upper part of the minarets has special section for the purpose of call to prayers (A'zaan) with a height of 5 metres. A towering clock tower with a big clock is located in the north of the mosque and this tower can be seen from all the four sides of the mosque.
The years after the victory of the Islamic revolution the number of pilgrims to the holy shrine of Hadrath Masoumah (A.S.) has rapidly increased and to create spaces for the pilgrims the wall barrier between the Masjid-i Azam and Masjid-i Bala Sar was removed in the year 1992 and the organization of the holy shrine is rendering all the necessary services in this great mosque.
With the approval of the Supreme Leader Ayatullah al-Uzma Khamenei, the upkeeping and maintaining the mosque has been delegated to the organization of the holy shrine which bears all the maintaining and upkeepingexpenses and pays the wages to the attendants of the mosque without interfering in the endowment affairs of the mosque.
Masjid-i Azam has now become central place for the students of the Islamic seminaries and most of the grand Marjah deliver their lectures in this great mosqu
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