Jamkaran is located on the outskirts of Qom, and is the site of the Jamkaran Mosque, a popular pilgrimage site for Shia Muslims from all over the world. Shia belief has it that the Mahdi—the Twelfth Imam, a figure from Shia eschatology who will lead the world to an era of universal peace—once appeared and offered prayers at Jamkaran.

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