|This Mosqe is significant
becase of the wide spread belief that the hidden Imam, the 12th Imam,
Zaman will reappear from Jamkaran well at the appointed time. The
Jamkaran Mosque is the Mosque at that well.
Jamkaran Mosque, irib.ir
Prayer carpets at Jamkaran the Mosque of Imam
Zaman near Qum, Photo by Omid Salehi
|Prayer carpets make prayer easier on the knees.
In some places directional rugs and carpets are used but the main
requirement is that they are clean.
|Qom has in many ways
surpassed Mashhad as the Holiest city in Iran. Partially for the fine
schools but also for the proximity to Jamkaran.
Jamkaran the Mosque of Imam Zaman near Qum, Photo
by Omid Salehi.
||Prayer at Jamkaran, the Mosque of Imam Zaman near
Qum, Photo by Omid Salehi
Oriental Rug Notes by Barry O'Connell