Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > Excellence of Performing Salat (Prayer) in Masjid al-Haram (the Sacred Masjid) and the Best Place Therein
Hadith #7

7ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لأَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) أَقُومُ أُصَلِّي بِمَكَّةَ وَالْمَرْأَةُ بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ جَالِسَةٌ أَوْ مَارَّةٌ فَقَالَ لا بَأْسَ إِنَّمَا سُمِّيَتْ بَكَّةَ لأَنَّهَا تَبُكُّ فِيهَا الرِّجَالُ وَالنِّسَاءُ.

7. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘ Umayr from Mu‘awiyah ibn ‘Ammar who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, ‘I stand up for Salat (prayer) in Makkah and a woman is sitting in front of me or is passing. He (the Imam) said, ‘It is not harmful. It is called Bakkah because both men and women weep there.’”