Introduction of Ghar-e-Hira

Introduction of Ghar-e-Hira (Cave Hira)

Ghar-e-Hira (Cave Hira) is incredibly blessed, prestigious and sacred historical place of Makkah Mukarramah. Beholding the blessed Ghar-e-Hira is a coolness of eyes for the devotees of Rasool and they attain its blessings abundantly as well. Prior to the declaration of Nubuwwah (Prophethood), the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to remain engaged in Zikrullah, contemplation and the acts of worship. (Seerat-e-Mustafa, pp. 595; ‘Aashiqan-e-Rasool ki 130 Hikayaat, pp. 241)

Reason behind the speciality of Ghar-e-Hira

Imam Ahmad Bin Muhammad Qastalani رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم made Ghar-e-Hira an exclusive place because this blessed cave has an additional superiority over other caves because it keeps one away from the people, grants an opportunity to worship wholeheartedly and to have Ziyarat (sight) of Baytullah Shareef. It is as if three acts of worship of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم are gathered in the blessed Ghar-e-Hira: Solitude, worship and Ziyarat of Baytullah Shareef whereas other caves do not have these three specialities. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 1, pp. 107)

Length, width and distance of Ghar-e-Hira

Ghar-e-Hira is 4 yards in length and 2 yards in width. This cave is situated in Jabal-e-Hira facing towards Qiblah. Jabal-e-Hira is also called Jabal Al-Noor. This mountain is located at a distance of approximately 3 miles. (Irshad-us-Saari, vol. 1, pp. 105; ‘Aashiqan-e-Rasool ki 130 Hikayaat, pp. 241)

Makkah Mukarramah has been expanded to such an extent that now its boundaries are touching Jabal Al-Noor.

First revelation

This is the place where the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم received the first revelation, the first 5 Quranic Ayahs of Surah Al-‘Alaq, part-30. (‘Aashiqan-e-Rasool ki 130 Hikayaat, pp. 241)

Ghar-e-Hira’s request in the blessed court of Beloved Rasool

When the cruelty of the non-Muslims of Makkah exceeded all limits, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, by the commandment of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, undertook the migration. That time, Ghar-e-Hira requested, ‘O Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! Please come to me.’ (Mukashafa-tul-Quloob, pp. 57)

Miracle of opening of the blessed chest

Sayyiduna Jibra`eel and Sayyiduna Mika`eel عَـلَـيْـهِمَا الـصَّلٰوةُ وَالـسَّـلَام split open the blessed chest of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and said: ‘اِقۡرَاۡ بِاسۡمِ رَبِّکَ’ the wisdom behind it was that the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم receives the blessed revelation with a strong heart and extremely perfect state of purity. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 1, pp. 108; summarized)

Superiority of Ghar-e-Hira

Ghar-e-Hira is superior to Ghar-e-Saur because Ghar-e-Saur had the privilege of the blessed stay of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم for 3 days, whereas Ghar-e-Hira had the privilege of having the blessed company of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللہُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم for a longer time. (‘Aashiqan-e-Rasool ki 130 Hikayaat, pp. 242)

Characteristics and excellence of Ghar-e-Hira and Jabal-e-Hira

Imam ‘Abdullah Bin Muhammad Qarashi Marjaani رَحْمَةُ اللّٰہِِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated the following excellences and characteristics:

٭ One who comes towards Ghar-e-Hira climbing the mountain, the Ghar-e-Hira, by virtue of its excellence, removes his grief.

٭ When the Rab عَزَّوَجَلَّ revealed His Tajalli on the blessed mount Toor, it broke apart into pieces, Hira is one of those pieces.

٭ One who makes Du’a at the time of Zuhr inside it, his Du’a is answered and it is announced that the person who makes Du’a to Us, We accept his Du’a.

٭ A Markaz (center) of Noor-e-Ilahi is established in Hira, and by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! How appreciable act it is to stay up there. (Mawahib-ul-Ladunniyyah, vol. 1, pp. 108)

Khoob choomay hayn qadam Saur-o-Hira nay Shah kay

Mehkay mehkay, piyaray piyaray dauno ghaaron ko salam

(Wasail-e-Bakhshish, pp. 609)

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