Qa'im can be translated as "savior" or "the one who will rise." He is Imam Al-Mahdi, who will return from occultation to guide and judge humanity. This is the qiyamat of Shi'a faith. The Baha'i religion is based on the belief that Baha'u'llah was the Qa'im.

Most likely unrelated, but interesting nonetheless, is that in 1996 Qa'im was adopted as the name for an international organization devoted to teaching Islamic jurisprudence.