Holy shrine of Fatemeh Masoumeh
The holy shrine of Fatemeh Masoumeh is located in Qom which is considered by Shia Muslims to be the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad. Fatemeh Masoumeh was the sister of the Imam Reza and the daughter of the Imam Mousa al-Kazem. In Shia Islam, women are often revered as saints if they are close relatives to one of the Twelve Imams. Fatemeh Masoumeh is therefore honored as a saint and her shrine in Qom is considered one of the most significant Shi'i shrines in Iran. Every year, thousands of Shi'i Muslims travel to Qom to honor Fatemeh Masoumeh and ask her for blessings. Also buried within the shrine are three daughters of the ninth Twelver Shi'a Imam, Mohammad at-Taqi.