‘Khansa Al-Lweibdeh’ waives personal right in case of collapsed building

Khansa Al-Lweibdeh
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AMMAN — Abeer Rasheed, also known as the "Khansa of Lweibdeh," has waived her personal right in the case of the collapsed building in Jabal Al-Lweibdeh area in Jordan without compensation. اضافة اعلان

Rasheed, who lost her three children in the collapse, refused to accept any money or compensation from the owner of the building, stating that the mother does not “bargain her children”, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.

She added that she did not pursue the case or hire any lawyer, stating that “God honored her by choosing her to be the mother of three martyrs”.

The judicial committee responsible for reviewing the case of the collapse of the two buildings in the Al-Lweibdeh area at the Amman Criminal Court has given the responsible party of the main building seven days to present defense witnesses in the case after requesting their presence for the second time.

A report prepared by a team of specialized experts and heard by the court in previous sessions identified the reasons for the collapse of the main building, which resulted in the death of 14 people and the injury of nine others.

Report identifies cause of building collapse
According to the report, the retaining wall collapsed first, and the cause of the building's collapse that day was due to maintenance work being carried out that day, not due to previously accumulated works.

The report explained that once the central column in the retaining wall was removed, the entire building collapsed.

‘Khansa Al-Lweibdeh’Rasheed opened a shop named Khansa Al-Lweibdeh in December 2022, a name given to her by her community after she lost her three children in the building collapse.

Khansa is a reference to a powerful poetess of early Islamic times.

Al-Khansa, a seventh-century tribeswoman living in the Arabian Peninsula, was also a woman acquainted with loss. She began composing elegiac poetry in honor of her two brothers who were killed in tribal skirmishes before the birth of Islam.

Later, as Islam began to spread, the poetess converted, and eventually lost four of her six children in the Battle of Qadisiyah during the Muslim conquest of Persia in 636AD. Her short, poignant elegies for the dead garnered her great acclaim.

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