Today, We will explore the Cave of Hira Jabal e Noor is situated in Makkah. The Taxi driver will take about 20 Riyals from your hotel to the cave of Hira. This mountain is called Jabal e Noor and Ghar e Hira is situated in Mecca on the top of this mountain. The Ghar e Hira distance from haram is about 17km and it takes 15minutes to reach there from haram. The height of Jabal e Noor is 642m.
Time to reach at top of this mountain at ghar e Hira:
The best time to go Ghar e Hira is after namaz e fajr after that the sunlight is very sharp it becomes difficult to go on top in hot burning weather. It takes 45minutes to 1:30 hours up to your speed, stamina, and health. Families often take rest on several spots while going to the top of this mountain as shown a woman is taking rest on this picture below behind me.
cave of Hira history and Muhammad in Makkah
Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W used to go often at the cave of Hira to worship ALLAH in loneliness, One day Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W was worshiping ALLAH, the angel of ALLAH named as Jibreel A.S came there, and the first revelation of Quran revealed there. That’s why this cave is important for Muslims.
At the time of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W, there were no stairs and it was difficult to go on top of this mountain, today, for the ease of people stairs are made so that people can go easily as shown picture above.
In starting, the way of the revelation of the Quran was Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W often watch a dream, and the next day it became true. At this time Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W lived in Makkah and Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W had only one wife. She was Hazrat Khadija R.A.
Prophet S.A.W. liked to worship in the loneliness that nobody will disturb him in worship ALLAH. Every time he kept praying ALLAH until he wishes to go home or his food ends
One day Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W was worshiping ALLAH, an angel Jibreel of ALLAH appeared in the form of human and asked him to Read “IQRA”, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W replied that he cannot read. Then angel Jibreel hugged him tightly then asked him to read the following verses of the Quran shown in the picture below, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W replied the same again and he hugged him again.
Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W said he pressed me very tightly that I felt I became powerless, and then the third time the angel Jibreel said to me: “Iqra rabikal khalaq” which is the first ayat revelation of Quran that was revealed which means READ WITH THE NAME OF ALLAH, who created man with a clot of blood.
After that Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W recited this first ayat of the Holy Book Quran. Prophet Muhammad PBUH was very afraid. He S.A.W.W went back to home speedily. He asked Hazrat Khadija R.A that put a blanket over me put a blanket over me. With the passage of time, his fear went gone. He told all that happened on the mountain and said his life is in danger. His beloved wife Hazrat Khadija R.A replied: Never, ALLAH will never keep you alone, You earn money for people, You serve people, You help people.
After that Hazrat Khadija R.A took him to his brotherhood cousin Warqa bin Naufal, who was Hindu before but now he was a Christian, he was very Oldman, Hazrat Khadija R.A requested Warqa bin Nofal to listen to his nephew, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W told him whole incident what happened on the mountain.
After listening to Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W Warqa bin Nofal said, the person who hugged you was the secret angel Jibreel of ALLAH who came to Prophet Musa A.S. He wished he would be alive in your Prophet live, Your people will put you out from your city Makkah.
Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W said that my people will put me out from my city Makkah, he replied yes because this is happened to all the messengers of ALLAH, In the future as we know the hijrah of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.W from Makkah to Madina because people of Makkah were very cruel to Muslims.
After migration from Makkah to Madina revelation of Quran stopped from ALLAH
After a long time Prophet PBUH said that one day he was walking on the road, he listening to a voice, he moved left there was nobody, he turned right there was no one, no one was downwards, when I saw upwards, It was the same angel jibreel sitting on a chair between the sky and land that met him in the cave gar e Hira, After watching him he feared and went to home speedily, And asked his wife Hazrat Khadija R.A to put a blanket over me, put a blanket over me, Then here ALLAH revealed some Ayats of Quran which is in Surah Mudasir you can watch in the video in last for details.
“O you who has put blanked over him, getup and fear people with there bad deeds, Praise your creator, and keep yourself clean and stay away from dirtiness” Surah Mudasar Al Quran
After that, the revelation of the Quran kept coming from ALLAH and Quran e Pak was revealed in 23 years. Hazrat Abu was the first person Muslim in men, Hazrat Khadija was the first women and Hazrat Ali R.A was the first child who converted to ISLAM. Similarly, then people kept converted to ISLAM, So, many battles were fought between Muslims and nonmuslims, and today you can see that ISLAM is the second-largest religion in the world. The first largest religion is Christian the followers of Hazrat Esa A.S.
Worshipping ALLAH in loneliness is very effective, Prophet PBUH often worships ALLAH when he started worshipping ALLAH in loneliness, ALLAH like his worship in loneliness in fact ALLAH send his angel Jibreel to him and revealed first ayat of his holy book Quran. This is the power of praying ALLAH in the loneliness that no body disturbs you in praying.
You can also watch video below. Please remember me and my mother who is no more with us in your prayers. JazakALLAH