The shrine of Sayyida Fatimah, daughter of Imam Hussein, peace be upon them—located in the middle of the Lebanese Bekaa region—holds a high place in the hearts of the followers of Ahlulbayt, peace be upon them, and is widely visited by pilgrims from all over the world.
A number of residents of the city said in separate interviews with Shia Waves Agency: “The shrine of Sayyida Fatimah bint Imam Hussein, peace be upon them, has been and still is a safe haven for lovers of Ahlulbayt, peace be upon them.”
They added that “the shrine, located 13 kilometers from the shrine of Prophet Yehoshua, peace be upon him, embraces the body of the daughter of the Master of Martyrs, peace be upon him, who witnessed with her sisters and family members the tragedy of Karbala.”
Hesearchers and historians confirm her story and her departure with her father Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, to Karbala and then to Syria in the painful journey of captivity with the women of of Ahlulbayt, peace be upon them.
According to history books, Sayyida Fatimah was martyred during the journey of captivity when she reached the Maqna area near Baalbek, as she fell off a camel and crushed her ribs.
Imam Ali bin Al-Hussein, peace be upon him, buried her in the place now known as the village of Sayyida Fatima or the shrine of Sayyeda Fatimah; previously known as Hauz al-Thal.