The Cave of Thor (Ghar Thor)
|The Cave of Thor (Ghar Thor) is the cave where the prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and Abu Bakr hid from the Kuraish tribe for 3days. It is located about 2.5 km away from Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca. The cave recorded a miracle ; an acacia tree had sprung up in front of the cave, dove flow over, woved its nest and laid eggs and a spider spread its web over cave’s entrance to protect Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) from his enemies.|
The spider’s web gave impression that none was hiding inside the cave. In this way, Allah’s apostle was saved to further spread the Islamic message.
The Cave of Thor is considered to be a sign of faith and hope.
“If you help him (Mohammed) not (it does not matter), for Allah did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of the two ; when they (Mohammed and Abu Baker) were in the cave, he (Mohammed) said to his companion (Abu Baker) ‘ be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us! Then Allah sent down His Sakinah (calmness, tranquility, peace) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (Angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while the word of Allah that became the uppermost, and Allah is the All Mighty, All Wise”
Visiting the cave:
The cave's visit has nothing to do with the rites of Hajj or Umrah. To visit it you can take a taxi with a cost of 20 SR . The time of the drive is from 20 to 30 minutes. Climbing the mountain is not an easy task, however the scales will reduce the sharpness of that task.
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