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Most Popular Mountains In Makkah

By Author: Ady Grewal
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Makkah is really the capital of Islam as the world’s biggest worship place is positioned in it. Though there are several Islamic and Pre-Islamic sites are found but the most incredible Islamic events occurred in the Mountainous areas. Moreover, the Mountains are considered the blessed peaks because of the Divine occurrence.

Let’s see the most popular Mountains in Makkah:

Mount Arafat

Located in the east of Makkah, it a small hill with a height of about 230 ft. Mount Arafat has great importance as Prophet Muhammad ﷺ delivered his farewell sermon of Last Hajj standing on the hill. Numbers of pilgrims spend the whole day on the occasion of the Hajj ceremony where they pray and appeal for forgiveness to Allah (SWT). However, people who go for Umrah through Islamic hajj Umrah Packages visit the Mountain for blessing, yet this is not a compulsory ritual for Umrah pilgrimage.

Mount Thawr

Mountain Thawr is located in the south of Makkah. This rocky and barren hill has the height about 761 meters above seas level. Thawr contains the most incredible spot known as Thawr cave where the Prophet ﷺ along with his close companions Abu Bakar (RA) took refuge for three days from the Quraysh tribe. When Quraysh had decided to assassinate Prophet ﷺ then Allah (SWT) ordered him to hide in the cave of Thawr. And miraculously, a spider wove a cobweb on the opening of cave and dove laid its eggs. As the Quraysh reached there they ignored the cave because of unimagined. In this way, Prophet ﷺ and his close Sahaba rescued by Allah (SWT). A lot of pilgrims visit the Mountain Thawr to recall the great Islamic event through.

Mountain Al-Nour

Mountain Nour commonly known as Jabal Al-Nour has located about 3 km from Makkah. This is the mountain in which the Cave of Hira is placed where the first revelation was received to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from Allah (SWT). To reach the cave of Hira, 600 steps have to take from the starting of Mountain. The Cave is about 12 feet in length, 5 feet 3 inches in width and 270 meters in height. Mountain has great importance for Muslims because of the first revelation of the Holy Quran which was: “Read the name of Thy Lord Who created the man with congealed blood. Read and Thy Lord is most bountiful Who learned the man with a pen, which the man knew not”. Plenty of Muslims who avail luxury umrah package in order to perform Umrah must visit the remarkable Mountain to refresh their faith.

Mountain (hills) Safa and Marwa

Mountain Safa and Marwa are small hills which are located at walking distance from the Holy Kaabah. These are the hills where the wife of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) Hazrat Hajrah (AS) acted seven rounds to search the water for her thirsty baby. She made seven circles back and forth from Safa to Marwa and back Marwa to Safa to save her baby from the beast. Thu, Allah (SWT) so much liked the act of Hajar that it became the compulsory ritual for pilgrims who visit the Holy Kaabah either major or minor pilgrimage.

More About the Author

I am Ady Grewal and specifically providing information about all kinds of Umrah Packages through Islamic Travel. Truly, my major purpose is to make sure the religious obligation of UK based Muslim brothers and sisters by providing the information of cheapest packages from the UK to Saudi Arabia. If you are interested to perform Umrah, so you are at the absolutely right place. May Allah (SWT) fulfill your holy dream.

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