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A brief history of the Holy Shrine of Fatima Ma'suma (A)

Adopted from the Book : "Fatima Ma'suma (S.A.) of Qum" by : "Ma'suma Jaffer"

After the burial of Lady Fatima Masuma (A), Musa ibn Khazraj placed a ceiling made of wicker over the grave, which remained unchanged until Zaynab, daughter of Imam Taqi (A), came to Qum and had a dome built on the grave.1 The dome was built of bricks and morter. This event occured in the middle of the third Islamic century.

After the passing of some time, two other domes were built near the first dome and it was under the third dome that Zaynab, daughter of Imam al-Taqi (A) was herself buried.

These three domes remained till they year 457 A.H, when thei vizier of Tughrul the Great, Mir Abu al-Fadl al- Iraqi, at the urging of the great scholar, shaykh Tusi (d. 460 A.H) built one high dome in place of the three domes.

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1. Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 219.