She also askedImam Ali to conceal her grave, as aform of protest.
The reasons for this protestation can be explained as follows:1- `Umar's and his followers attacked the house of Imam Ali (a.s.)andset it on fire.
This was done in order to force Imam Ali and hisadherentsto give allegiance to Abu Bakr.
2- Abu Bakr's and `Umar's refusal to give back to Fatima herinheritance(from her father).
3- Also because she considered Ali as the legal successorandvicegerent of the Holy Prophet (s.w.).
Historians have narrated that, when `Umar ibn al-Khattab broughtsomewood in order to set Imam Ali's (a.s.) house on fire, he wastold thatFatima, the daughter of the Holy Prophet (s.w.), is insidethe house too!He replied: LET IT BE!!! Then he kindled the fireand began to set fire tothe house of the daughter of the HolyProphet! "O son of Khattab! areyou really going to set our houseon fire?" Fatima (a.s.) asked.
`Umarreplied, "Sure! Unless youagree on what the whole ummah had agreedupon.
" The daughterof the Holy Prophet (s.w.) said, "I do not remembera people thathave done worse than yours
You have left the HolyProphet'sbody lying among us, while, at the same time, you were busyinelecting a caliph among yourselves, without consulting us oraskingour opinion.