The holy shrine of Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S.) since the first day of the burial of Her Holiness (A.S.) on 10th Rabi al-Thani, 201 A.H./816 A.D., till todaywas honoured and revered by the Shi'ite Holy Imams (A.S.), the great religious personalities and the lovers and followers of the Holy Family of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.). Rendering welfare services and construction works in the holy shrine was considered as a great privilege for all the custodians of the holy shrine.
The administrative organization of the holy shrine was varying based on the views of the custodians of the holy shrine who used to organize the affairs of the holy shrine.
In 1992, the Supreme Leader Ayatullah al-Uzma Khamenei appointed Hadrat Ayatullah Masudi Khomeini as the Custodian of the holy shrine of Hadrat Masoumah (A.S.). Since then a new administrative organization has come into existence and its brief introduction is as follows:
The Office of the Custodian
The office of the custodian carries out many affairs like protocols, ceremonies, research, registering the miracles of Hadrat Masoumah (A.S.), the burial affairs in the holy shrine and giving monetary help and bringing the necessary administrative coordination in the holy shrine.
Public Relations Office:
It coordinates all the activities of the various offices and administrative units of the holy shrine and maintains relations with the pilgrims and provide them the necessary information about the activities of the holy shrine. It also gathers suggestions and complaints from the pilgrims and informs the concerned authorities for its consideration.
In this regard it publishes a journal entitled "Payam Astane" in Persian and also carries out the international affairs. The officials of this office regularly participate in the sessions of the Qum province administrative bodies.
Administrative and Financial Assistance Office:
This office carries out all the administrative and financial affairs of the holy shrine.
Hygiene and Medical Care Directorate:
This office is responsible for all the affairs related to hygiene and medical care in the premises of the holy shrine and the inn. It also maintains the administration of Gazran hospital and Hadrat Masoumah (A.S.) clinic situated near the holy shrine.
Endowed Properties Office:
This office with different sections looks after the affairs of the urban properties and agricultural lands endowed to the holy shrine.
This organization is administered by a special system and render various cultural and economic activities. It is also considered as one of the assistance office of the holy shrine and carries out the technical, engineering and economic affairs of the holy shrine and its affiliated office.
With the expansion of the endowments of the holy shrine in order to create the necessary coordination representative offices of the holy shrine have been established in Tehran and Jafferia (Gazran) region.
Implementing the cultural policies of the holy shrine like propagation, research, publications and maintaining the library of the holy shrine are the duties of this directorate.
This office carries out repairs, beautification and other artistic activities related to the buildings of the holy shrine and the other cultural activities carried out within its precincts.
In the museum of the holy shrine priceless and exquisite objects and antique pieces which are considered as the cultural and artistic heritage of Iran are preserved. The articles displayed in the museum includes old carpets, exquisite tileworks, precious copies of the Holy Qur'an, priceless clothes and garments, precious stones and other antique pieces.
This directorate consists of electricity, sound and installations sections and render services in the holy shrine and the buildings situated within its precincts.
This directorate implements the development projects in the holy shrine and acts as the consultants to the custodian of the holy shrine in various developmental affairs. It has till now successfully implemented various construction and development projects like the construction of the Zair Organization's building, Astane Hotel, the building of the Cultural Complex situated at the end of the Char Mardan Avenue, the building of the Cultural Complex at "Paresar Rezwanshahr", the school, Husainiyah and the Bazaar's building in Mahnishan, Zanjan and many other projects.
This office carries out all the architectural and constructional projects within the precincts of the holy shrine. It has conducted repairs in the courtyards, balconies, halls, porches and mosques located in the holy shrine. It has also constructed the burial chamber and carried out repairs inside it. It has also implemented the refixing of the golden tiles on the dome of the holy shrine.
Statistics and Budget Office:
This office has the responsibility of collecting the donations and offerings from the pilgrims in the offices located in the holy shrine for this purpose. It also collects the money and offerings put into the burial chamber by the pilgrims in a special ceremony. It also collects the income from the urban properties and agricultural lands endowed to the holy shrine like their rents, transfer rights etc.
The Directorate of the Holy Shrine:
This office is in charge of many activities in the holy shrine like the disciplinary measures, shoe-keeping, rendering guidance and other services with the electricity, sound, installations, cultural affairs, buildings office, offering and endowments offices, hygiene, police and public relations departments functioning within the holy shrine.