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Bayt al-Huzn

After the death of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), Fatema (a.s.) was bereaving her father’s demise, and was enduring all the hardships that had been inflicted on her by the adherents of Islam.

These misguided men and women instead of sharing her sorrow and saying a word of comfort to her, went in deputation to Hazrat Ali (a.s.) to complain “that due to her (Fatema (a.s.)), they are being inconvenienced.”

When Hazrat Ali (a.s.) convey their grievance to Hazrat Zahra (a.s.), she replied “O Abul Hasan, I will not live long in this world. But as long as I am alive, I will have no peace of mind, and will go on crying, until I am united with my father.”

After this incident, Hazrat Ali (a.s.) con­structed a shed at a place named, Baqi. Here away from the crowd Fatema (a.s.) used to go and cry for her father. This was the reason that the place got the name of Bait-ul-Ahzaan.

Hazrat Fatema (a.s.) used to visit that place daily along with her two children, and remain there till dusk. There she used to grieve and cry continuously remembering the atrocities and other injustices and also for the demand of justice to rightful legal trustee and heir. In the evening Hazrat Ali (a.s.) would go there to bring her back home.

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), passed from this world with great respect and dignity, but she (Fatema (a.s.)) used to cry for him at Bait-ul-Ahzaan. When atrocities and the tyrannical acts had exceeded the limit of decency, these ungrate­ful and ruthless persons injured the arms of Fatema Zahra (a.s.), broke her ribs, set fire to her house and coerced her children.

Over these hardships should not we weep? Really speaking there was no limit to grief and misery.