This mosque is situated to the western front of the Astaneh of the Hazrat Ma'soomeh (AS). The same was constructed by the efforts of Ayatollah Borujerdi in the year 1374 AH. Due to its loftiness this mosque was named A'zam (Grand). It has three porches and its domed nocturnal area is adorned throughout with tile work, and is placed to the south of the courtyard. To the east of the aggregate of A'zam Mosque is the Ballasar Mosque and the old courtyard of the Holy Shrine. Whereas, the southwest and south faces the Sahel avenue and interconnected to the treasury of Haram Motahar.
It is said that the city of Qom existed in the pre-Islamic ages, whereas, some believe that the same belongs to the post Islamic times. Kom was the name of the ancient rampart of the city of Qom, thus, the Arabs called it Qom (or Ghom).
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