Shabeka Graveyard

Jahiliyyah cemetery entrance
Jahiliyyah cemetery entrance

The Shabeka Graveyard is in a district south-west of Masjid al-Haram. Prior to the advent of Islam some of the pagan Arabs used to practice the jahiliyyah act of burying their daughters alive, believing them to be a sign of disgrace. It is also said that Sumayyah (رضي الله عنها) is buried here. She was the first person to be martyred in the cause of Islam.

Burial place of Sumayyah (رضي الله عنها)
Inside view of the cemetery

References:  Local Makkan guide