NUR MOUNTAIN AND HIRA CAVE

Cebel-i Nur: It is north-east of Makkah-i Mükarreme, approximately 5 km from Masjid al-Haram. At a distance is the mountain, in which the cave where the first revelation came to our Prophet is located. It is called Cebel-i Nur (Mountain of Light) because the light of revelation, which shows people the right path, descended into this cave. Gâr-ı Hıra: 20 m from the summit of Cebel-i Nur. as far below. It is the place where the first revelation came to the Messenger of Allah. The length of the cave is 3 m, its width is 1.30 m, and its height is 2 m. This cave has a very special place in the life of the Prophet. Although this place is known as a cave, it actually consists of an irregular space, similar to a tunnel with two open sides and pointed vaults, between the stacked rock blocks. The space inside is high enough for a person to stand with their head not touching the ceiling, and wide and long enough to lie on the floor. Hz. Some people (Hanif) who followed the religion preached by Abraham would retreat here in months like Rajab and Ramadan. Hz. Abdulmuttalib, Muhammad’s grandfather, was one of them, and he would sometimes retreat to the cave in Hira and devote himself to worship. When the Prophet (pbuh) was probably around thirty-five years old, he began to visit this cave where his grandfather was secluded during Ramadan. He had made it his custom to go to the Masjid al-Haram and circumambulate the Kaaba every time he descended from Hira. On his return from the Taif journey before the Hijra, the Messenger of God waited in the Hira Cave while he was looking for someone to take shelter under in order to enter Mecca. The Prophet began to have faithful dreams at the age of 39. For the last 6 months, he had been occupied with contemplation in this cave, far from the city, houses and people. Finally, on the 17th of Ramadan in 610 AD, when he turned 40 years old, Gabriel (as), whom he had never met before, brought the first revelation for the first time when he was in the Hira Cave. Jibril-i Emin covered the whole horizon and appeared to the Messenger of Allah in his original form, sitting on a throne; “O Mohammed! After saying “I am Gabriel and you are the prophet of Allah,” he brought the first revelation consisting of the first five verses of Surah Alak. In this way, our Prophet (saas) was assigned the duty of prophethood. This revelation came in Gâr-ı Hıra. The seclusion of the Messenger of Allah in Hira and the beginning of his prophetic mission here are of great importance both for him and for Muslims. Jibril-i Emin covered the whole horizon and appeared to the Messenger of Allah in his original form, sitting on a throne; “O Mohammed! After saying “I am Gabriel and you are the prophet of Allah,” he brought the first revelation consisting of the first five verses of Surah Alak. In this way, our Prophet (saas) was assigned the duty of prophethood. This revelation came in Gâr-ı Hıra. The seclusion of the Messenger of Allah in Hira and the beginning of his prophetic mission here are of great importance both for him and for Muslims. Jibril-i Emin covered the whole horizon and appeared to the Messenger of Allah in his original form, sitting on a throne; “O Mohammed! After saying “I am Gabriel and you are the prophet of Allah,” he brought the first revelation consisting of the first five verses of Surah Alak. In this way, our Prophet (saas) was assigned the duty of prophethood. This revelation came in Gâr-ı Hıra. The seclusion of the Messenger of Allah in Hira and the beginning of his prophetic mission here are of great importance both for him and for Muslims. This revelation came in Gâr-ı Hıra. The seclusion of the Messenger of Allah in Hira and the beginning of his prophetic mission here are of great importance both for him and for Muslims. This revelation came in Gâr-ı Hıra. The seclusion of the Messenger of Allah in Hira and the beginning of his prophetic mission here are of great importance both for him and for Muslims.