CEBEL-İ EBÛ KUBEYS

About 100 m from the Kaaba. east, on the Safâ hill, 420 m. It is an honorable mountain in height. Today, it is the area where the hotel is located. Abu Qubeys Mountain was one of the sacred places of the people before Islam. The worshipers and ascetics of Mecca used to go here and take i’tikaf. When the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) returned to Mecca from Taif in a sad state, the angel Abu Qubeys and the Quaykıan 1 mountains came to him and said, “If you want me to unite these two mountains on the people of Mecca, I will do it”. “No; I want Allah to raise from the descendants of these polytheists people who serve only Him and do not associate anything with Him.” 2 Naming Abu Qubays: a) Hz. Because Adam took the first piece of fire (kabes) from this mountain, b) Because Hacerülesved was taken from here, c) Because one of the Iyâd or Mezhic tribes attempted to construct a building here. Many events took place in history: a. From Noah’s Flood Hacer-i Esved was preserved on the summit of this mountain until the time of Abraham (pbuh). b. The miracle of Shakul Kamer (split of the moon in two) mentioned in the chapter of Kamer took place on this mountain. In memory of this, a mosque called Mescid-i İnşikaku’l-kamer was built. During the last expansion of Masjid al-Haram, this masjid was destroyed. c. According to the most famous tribe, Hz. Abraham invited people from the top of this mountain to pilgrimage upon Allah’s command to “declare the pilgrimage among the people”. D. When Adam (as) died, he was buried here. to. Our Prophet (saas) prayed here, and a mosque was built on the land where he prayed. f. Hz. Bilal-i Abyssinian recited the adhan here during the conquest of Mecca. On the Abu Qubeys mountain, which continued its existence until the 1980s, Hz. Ibrahim’s announcement of the pilgrimage from here and Hz. There was the “Ibrahim Masjid” built to commemorate the Prophet’s prayer. This mosque was also called Bilal-i Habeshi Masjid by the Meccans. Later, the whole of Abu Kubeys was expropriated and palaces were built above it, and tunnels connecting Harem-i Sharif to Aziziye and Mina were built under it.