The Bab al-Saghir cemetery in Damascus, Syria contains the graves of many relatives of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as well as sites related to the Battle of Karbala. Some of the figures laid to rest here include:

  • Umm Kulthum bint Ali, daughter of Imam Ali (AS) and Lady Fatimah (AS), granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  • Bilal ibn Rabah al-Habashi, the muezzin of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  • Hamidah, daughter of Muslim ibn Aqeel
  • Maymunah, daughter of Imam Hasan ibn Ali (AS)
  • Sakinah (Fatima al-Kubra) bint Husayn, daughter of Imam Hussein (AS) (not to be confused with Ruqayya who was the youngest)
  • Asma bint Umays, wife of Ja’far ibn Abi Talib
  • Abdullah ibn Zaynul Abidin, son of Imam Ali ibn al-Hussain (AS)

The Bab al-Saghir cemetery is one of the seven gates of the old city of Damascus. It also refers to an ancient cemetery and street in Damascus, with tombs on either side of the road. It is located in the Dimashq neighborhood, southwest of Umayyad Mosque. The gate was initially built by the Arameans, then it was dedicated to Zeus during the Seleucid era. During the Roman era, the gate was dedicated to Jupiter.