1 . There is no Muslim
who does not know the importance of this cave, where our beloved
Prophet Muhammad(S. A. W.) and his companion Abu Bakar Siddiq (RA)
stayed for few days to hide themselves from the bad intentions of their
enemies who were following them to harm.
3 . Reaching to
this cave, Syedna Abu Bakar Siddiq (RA) cleaned it and filled all holes
tearing his lower part of clothing but two holes could not be filled
and He (RA) put his feet over them. Abu Bakar Siddiq (RA) kept the head
of Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam over his thighs and Prophet
(S. A. W.) slept for a while. During this time, a snake or reptile from
the unfilled hole bite on the foot of Syedna Abu bakar Siddiq (RA), but
he didn't move himself. He (RA) didn't want to disturb the sleep of his
beloved Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam. Pain became very severe and
unbearable. Two drops of tears fell over the face of Prophet
sallalla ho allihi wasalam from the eyes of Syedna Abu Bakar
(RA). Prophet (S. A. W.) woke up and became very happy to see the
sacrifice of his companion. Prophet(S. A. W.) applied his holy saliva
over the wound and it became healed up.
4 . They stayed here for
three days and three nights. During their stay once enemies reached to
the mouth of the cave. As an human being "Abu Bakar (RA) became
worried, but the Prophet (S. A. W.) said, "No need to worry, we two are
not alone. Third one is Almighty Allah with us". It is said that one
spider put its web over the mouth of cave and pigeons laid eggs on that
to miss guide enemies. Enemies realized that it was an old cave and
they went from there.
5 . This cave is very
high and it is very difficult to reach to the top of it. Olds, weaker,
children and women must not try to step up. Young man can reach on the
top. Here no arrangements are available to reach on the top of
the mountain and as saudi Government does not encourage
people to go up, however, pilgrims must see it from the bottom of
the mountain as it is really a spiritual place.
6 . The name of the
mountain where cave soar is situated is jabal-e-soar. it is very
high and if a healthy young man tries to climb, he may reach to
the top where the historical soar cave is situated in an hour. It is
higher than cave
hira at jabal-noor
7. it is the mountain
that contains soar cave, in which Messenger of Allah (Peace of
Allah be up on him) and his companion AI Siddiq spent three days during
their flee from Makkah to AI Madinah. This mountain is in the southern
direction of Makkah and it's height is about 761 meters above sea level.
Pilgrims ascending and decending on jabal-noor
to/from reach Hira cave
Top of noor mount.it is the
mouth of hira cave
Inside look of Hira cave
3. Cave hira and
situated 5 kilometres away in north from masjid-ul-haram . Holy
kaba and minarets of
might been seen from the top of the mouth of hira cave. Before
starting vahee when prophet sallalla ho allihi waslam had come here for
praying, he used to see holy kaba from the top of
the cave during pray.
SEEN FROM THE TOP OF CAVE HIRA AT 5 K.M IN SOUTH.-
4. Since the first word and
verse of holy Quran came to the earth from the sky at this mountain ,
it is started to call mountain of NOOR (LIGHT). In arabic soar means
pilgrims are gathered at
the mouth of Hira cave on the top of jabaj-e
5 . Taxis and wagons out
side haram take pilgrims to many places of ziara in makkah and its'
surroundings. If you hire private taxi it takes 60 to 120 riyal .if you
travel in public taxi or wagon it takes 10 to 15 riyal per head. Rate
varies at low and peak season. These taxis and buses carry pilgrims to
different places of ziara including cave soar.
Road leads to
ghar-e-hira. jabal-e-noor is visible.