Places to Visit in Makkah – Jabal Nur


Jabal Nur / Ghare Hira

‘Surely he beheld Him (Gibril) on the clear horizon’ [Qur’an 81:23]

Jabal Nur: Copyright Farhan Haddad

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the place where it all began. Where Hidaya descended from the Heavens. Where the first revelations came down to a trembling man in awe of what had befallen him (SAW).

‘Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, Createth man from a clot. Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teacheth by the pen, Teacheth man that which he knew not.’ [Qur’an 96: 1-5]

Cave Hira: Copyright Islamopedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

How must it have felt that night when the Angel came down in all his glory? A moment in time that was to be the beginning of something so great that it would conquer the hearts and minds of billions of people around the globe.

To this day people come here to experience the climb and see for themselves the tiny cave in which the Prophet (SAW) sojourned himself, and, to where his blessed wife regularly brought him food and drink.

May our footsteps fall on the blessed earth on which the Prophet (SAW) walked and may the barakah of such a place bring untold blessings in our life.

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