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Ghar Thawr (the Cave of Thawr)

Ghar Thawr (the Cave of Thawr) is the cave where the Prophet (PBUH) and Abu Bakr too shelter while on their way to Medina in the prophetic migration trip.

They entered the cave and remained there until Quraish stopped chasing them. While they were in the cave, Quraish came looking for them, and until they stood by the mouth of the cave. However, the Almighty Allah repelled them. Abu Bakr says: “If one of them looked at their feet they would have seen us.”

The Prophet (PBUH) said to him: “O Abu Bakr, what do you think about two, God is their third?” God mentioned this incident in the Quran, as saying: “If you do not aid the Prophet – Allah has already aided him when those who disbelieved had driven him out [of Makkah] as one of two, when they were in the cave and he said to his companion, “Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us.” And Allah sent down his tranquillity upon him and supported him with angels you did not see and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while the word of Allah – that is the highest. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” The Cave of

Ghar Thawr is located about 4 km from the Holy Mecca to the southern side of the Holy Mosque. The mountain is 748m above the sea level. The cave is a hollow rock that is 1.25m high, and has two hatches; one to the west, from where the Prophet (PBUH) and Abu Bakr entered and the other from the east.

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