The City of Qum

The Holy City of Qum in Ahadith
Qum, the place of refuge for the children of Hadrath Fatimah Zahra (AS)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) has said:
“Salutations to the people of Qum, Allah (SWT) will shower their cities with the required rainfall and will bless them and turn their calamities into safety and goodness. The people of Qum are devout performers of Salat (Namaz). They are jurisprudents, scholars and explore the realities and perform good worship.”
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 217)

Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) has quoted:
“Whenever hardship, pain and calamity befall on you go to Qum because it is the place of refuge for the children of Fatimah (AS) and safe haven for the faithful.”
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 215)

Invitation and Movement from Qum
Imam Ali (AS) has said:
“A man from Qum will invite the people to the right path. A group of people will gather around him who are of iron will and determination and the heavy winds will not deter them and they are not tired of the war and only rely on Allah (SWT) and the righteous will attain the salvation.”
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 216)

People of Qum will be along Mahdi

Affan Basri quoted Imam Sadiq (AS) said to me: “You know why it has been named Qum? I replied “Allah (SWT), His Prophet (S.A.W.) and you know better.” Imam (AS) said ” It has been named Qum because its people will be along Qa’im (the Upholder) from the family of Muhammad (S.A.W) and will support him in his uprising and will remain steadfast.”
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 216)

The Superiority of the People of Qum
Imam Musa al-Kazim(AS) has said:
“The heaven comprises of eight gateways and one of it is exclusive for the people of Qum. They are the best of the Shi’ites among all the cities. Allah (SWT) has endowed our love in their nature.”
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p.216)

The Tyrant in Qum
Imam Sadiq (AS) has said:
“There is an angel for Qum who has spread his wings over it and any tyrant who intents bad for Qum, Allah (SWT) melts him down as the salt is melted in water.”
(Bihaar al-Anwar, vol. 60, p. 217)