The Year of Sorrow (Aam-ul-Huzn) is an Islamic term for a Hijri year that coincided with 619 or 623 CE. It is called so since both Abu Talib and Khadija - the Islamic prophet Muhammad's uncle and wife, respectively - died that year.
The privations and hardships endured by the Muslims during the Meccan boycott of the Hashemites had gravely affected the health of both Khadeeja and Abu Talib. Khadeeja died within a few days, and Abu Talib's end came a month thereafter.
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