Important Stories of Jabal Tsur, Makkah

January 18, 2018

Based on my previous post on daily activities in Makkah, this post will focus more on the third day. :)

Day 3 (20th Dec 2017)
- Ziarah to Jabal Nur, Jabal Tsur, Jabal Rahmah, places for Hajj.
- Niat for Umrah at Masjid Jaranah
My parents and I with Jabal Tsur as the background. 

In Islam, Jabal Tsur (some spell it as Jabal Thur / Jabal Thawr) is one of the significant and special hills. 

Do you still remember what Jabal Tsur was well-known about?

Yes, the event when Rasulullah s.a.w. took a shelter with with Saidina Abu Bakar in the cave on top of Jabal Tsur when they were on their way to Madinah. The hill is about 1400 meters high (well, high enough as Czech's highest mountain is only 1600+meters) and I am sure the pathways to get to the top is not that easy, with rocks etc. 

Around 7.30am local time, we left the hotel to visit places around Makkah. 

These are how buildings in Makkah look like :)

People and cars. 

After about 30 minutes leaving the hotel, we arrived at the first hill - Jabal Tsur / Jabal Thur / Jabal Thawr. There were lots of buses and of course people. Our mutawwifah reminded us about the dust from the sand and told us to cover our nose and mouth. Unfortunately, I totally forgot to prepare ourselves with face masks. So, we basically covered our face with hands and scarves. 


What happened in Jabal Tsur and its Gua Tsur?

1. Nabi Muhammad (s.a.w.) and Saidina Abu Bakar (r.a.) took a shelter there escaping Quraisy. 

Through Allah's guidance, Rasulullah s.a.w. and Saidina Abu Bakar managed to escape successfully from Quraisy who planned to kill him as migration to Madinah started. 

People at base of hill.

2. Encountered a poisonous animal inside the cave and see how Saidina Abu Bakar r.a. reacted to this. 

Saidina Abu Bakar r.a. was the closest companion and always put a trust on Rasulullah's words. He was a protective person too and loved Rasulullah s.a.w. very much that he was willing to put himself at risks before Rasulullah s.a.w. 

Saidina Abu Bakar offered to enter and check the cave first. Then, he invited Rasulullah s.a.w. inside. The cave was not that big though, just enough for two of them to sit. Rasulullah s.a.w.fell asleep on Saidina Abu Bakar's lap and this was when Saidina Abu Bakar was bitten by that animal.

I am not sure if it was a snake or scorpion.

Bearing the pain, Saidina Abu Bakar did not move any inch and finally his tear dropped onto Rasulullah's face and Rasulullah woke up. 

Saidina Abu Bakar was so amazing!

Jabal Tsur
3. Miracles!

Knowing the pain, Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. rubbed his saliva on the bitten area and it washed away the pain. :)

Other than that, as I mentioned before, Quraisy were hunting both of them and the people eventually arrived at Gua Tsur. With Allah's helps, Rasulullah s.a.w. and Saidina Abu Bakar survived there. It was said that Allah made the cave looked like as if no human has ever entered it - with spider webs and pigeons laying eggs. 


After 3 continuous nights, finally Rasulullah s.a.w. and Saidina Abu Bakar left Makkah to Madinah, with the help of Abdullah bin Uraiqat to guide the way. 

Alhamdulillah :)

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