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Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Qom (Part3)

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Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Zakaria

Between the villages of Issa Abad and Maidanak of Khalajestan, flows a small river which has a small dam constructed by brick, gypsum and cobbled stones alongside. This dam is the foundation of the Imamzadeh that has been constructed on it. From the external view the structure is octagonal, though internally it is a quadrangle, to each side of which is an area for the elite. Internally the walls are white washed and adorned with colored paintings, along with archaic arched sun-baked and colored tiles.

The alcoves within have changed the quadrangle into a circular shape. In front of the mausoleum and under its porch is a door with old inscriptions related to the Safavid era.

Amidst these inscriptions the name of Imam Ali' (P.B.U.H.) in the Tholth script can be observed.

 The beautiful dome of the mausoleum is also related to the Safavid age, and the same is adorned with tiles of various forms.

Imamzadeh Suleiman

This Imamzadeh is the burial site of one of the descendants of Imam Sajad (P.B.U.H.) and is situated at a distance of 2 km. north of the village of Sarom Abad and 26 km. south east of Qom. Externally, the structure is made of stone and gypsum, and at a later date a porch was added to it. Internally, the structure is an irregular quadrangle with two entrances. The flooring is of tiles, and its current dome is of clay, with a rod like structure at its apex, covered with tiles. To the east of the mausoleum are two small and historical tablets of black stone. The same is engraved with the 'Nastaliq' script and reveals the name of the demised and the dates 970 and 989A.H. It seems that the primary construction of this mausoleum is related to the Eilkhani period.

Imamzadeh Sultan Mohammad Sharif

This tomb belong to one of the descendants of the 4th Imam of the Shiite sect, is situated in a locality by the same name; and near the Qal'eh Gateway of the city. This structure was a fine example of the architectural effects of the 9th and 10th centuries A.H., which unfortunately turned to ruins a few decades ago.

 Today, the only remaining relic of those times is an azure colored tablet on the tomb, which is a remnant from the 7th and 8th centuries.

Sheikh Aba Salat Mausoleum

The same lies to the north east of Qom, and adjoins the former gateway of Ray. The brick made mausoleum is simple in style and a relic of the Safavid era. It is situated in the corner of large vicinity, and is said to be the tomb of one of the scholars of Qom in the early centuries. Internally, the structure stands to a height of 8 m. and is square in shape, with an elevated entrance. Its dome is arched and is made of brick. Various writings can be seen on the western wall of the mausoleum dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries A.H.

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Other Imamzadehs

Other Imamzadehs and pilgrimage sites of Qom Province are as follows:

Imamzadeh Seyed Sarbaksh, in Azar Avenue related to the second half of the 8th century A.H. Imamzadeh Abol Abbas Ahmad near Imamzadeh 'in heaven' related to the 8th century; Imamzadeh Bavareh in the village of Fardo related to the pre-Safavid era; Imamzadeh Halimeh Khatoon, 12 km. south of Qom; Imamzadeh Sakineh Khatoon within 30 km. to the east of Qom related to the pre-Safavid era; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Ahmad and Ali Haras related to the Qajar era and located in Khak Faraj; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Jafar Qarib, 6 km. east of Qom related to Fath Ali Shah Qajar; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Jafar in the Geev village; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Seyed Ali, north of Qom; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Taher in the Taqrood village; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Abbas on the outskirts of the Jondab village related to the pre-Safavid period; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Abbas and Haft Imamzadeh near the Varjan Village of Qom; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Mohsen related to the 10th century; Imamzadeh Abdullah near Qal'eh Sadri Qom related to the Qajar era; Imamzadeh Safoora in Khak Faraj; Imamzadeh Fazel on the mountain overlooking the Beed Hind Village; Baba Mosafer mausoleum to the north east of Qom, near the Ray Gateway related to the Safavid period; the Chahar Imamzadeh Shohreh mausoleum and Molla Aqa on the outskirts of the city of Qom related to the Safavid age; Khadijeh Khatoon mausoleum; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Ebrahim and Mohammad in Mazdijan and to the west of Qom, related to the Eilkhanian period; Imamzadeh Shahzadeh Essaq; Imamzadeh Sheesh Imamzadeh in the outskirts of the Seif Abad related to the Safavid era; Imamzadeh Teiyaeb and Taher on the Qom-Sarajeh road related to the 8th century; Imamzadeh Fardoo in the village of Fardoo, district of Qahestan.

Source: chnpress.com


Other links:

Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Qom (Part1)

Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Qom (Part2)

The province of Qom

Archeological Hills, Qom

Tombs, Qom (part1)

Tombs, Qom (part2)

Historical Caravansaries, Qom

Old Mosques, Qom

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