Ghaar Thawr | The Cave of Thawr – Photos and Information

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Ghaar Thawr is situated on Mount Thawr, 4km south of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam. This cave played a monumental role during the migration of the Prophet (PBUH) and his companion Abu Bakr (RA) to Madeenah. As the disbelievers of Quraysh set out in pursuit after them, they both hid in this cave for three nights. At one stage the disbelievers were within metres of the cave when Abu Bakr (RA) said to the Prophet (PBUH), “If any one of them looks down at his feet he will see us.” He said, “What do you think, O Abu Bakr, of two people of whom Allaah is the third?” [Al-Bukhaari & Muslim]

By the will of Allaah, Quraysh failed in their pursuit of the Prophet (PBUH) and Abu Bakr (RA), who both continued their journey safely to Madeenah.

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