Language of Origin: Farsi (Persian)
Qum is a city in Iran. situated on the banks of the Qum River, it is 97 miles (156 km) by road southwest of Tehran. Qum is considered holy by Shi`a Islam, as it is the site of the shrine of Fatema Mæ'sume, sister of Imam `Ali ibn Musa Rida. The city is the largest center for Shi'a scholarship in the world, and is a significant destination of pilgrimage.