Ashura Stations: The martyrdom of the beloved daughter of Al-Hussayn (peace be upon them both) over the head of her father.

The narrations state that during the stay of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) in kharibet Ash-Sham, one night Lady Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) was asleep and she suddenly woke up crying and started to look for her father everywhere. All the ladies tried to console her so she would stop crying but she didn't get any peace and continued crying, "O my dear aunt where is my father a few minutes ago I was with my father and he kissed me and said to me that my dear Ruqayyah you will soon be with me. But where is my father now?"

When Lady Ruqayyah told her dream, all the ladies started to cry and now this noise of crying was heard by Yazid (the cursed) at his court. Yazid (Allah's curse be on him) sent a servant to ask why they were crying. The servant was informed that Lady Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) missed her father and that is why she was crying.

They informed Yazid of the situation, and Yazid, for his sadistic pleasure, sent the severed head of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to the prison and when Lady Ruqayyah received the head of her father she started to cry even more and held it very tight and asked her father, who cut off my father's head, who martyred my father, why are we held as captives?

With these words of sorrow suddenly Lady Ruqayyah was quiet and there was a silence in the cell. Everyone thought that Ruqayyah had finally gone to sleep again, Imam As-Sajjad (peace be upon him) called his aunt Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her): "O Aunt, raise up Ruqayyah from my father's head, she died!" This has renewed the sorrow and affliction of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) who started crying and mourning once more.

She (peace be upon her) was only three years old when she assisted to the advent of Karbala, and she witnessed with her own eyes the events of the great tragedy that befell on her father Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), his family and companions, she suffered with the rest of her family from the captivity from Karbala to Kufa, then to Sham... Her call: "Where is my father?" has shaken the pillars of the oppressors' thrones, and it was "A Right word in front of an unjust ruler." Lady Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) was buried by her brother Imam As-Sajjad (peace be upon him). Her clothes were burnt in Karbala, and due to injuries, had intermingled with her flesh. Therefore, she was buried in the same burnt and ripped clothes right there in the Dungeon of Syria.

Lady Ruqayyah daughter of Al-Hussayn died then in the ruin of Damascus in the fifth of Safar 61 AH, and was buried in the place where she died and she was then only three or four years old. Her grave is located just a hundred meters from the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.
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