A mountain of Al-Safa, one of the two mountains adjacent to the Ka’ba. The other one is Qu’aiqi’an. Abu Qubais is the nose of Al-Safa mountain, and Qu’aiqi’an is the nose of Al-Marwa mountain. Mount Abu Qubais is particularly significant due to the moon split incident, where it is believed that the Prophet (PBUH) was standing by or on Abu Qubais when the miracle of the moon split occurred. Ibn Abbas was quoted, about the verse “The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two].” As saying: “The infidels gathered at the time of the Prophet (PBUH), including Al-Waleed bin Al-Mugheera, Abu Jahl bin Hisham, Al-A’s bin Wael, Al-A’si bin Hisham, Al-Aswad bin Abd Yaghouth, Al-Aswad bin Al-Muttaleb, Zam’a bin Al-Aswad, and Al-Nader bin Al-Harith, and said to the Prophet (PBUH): “If you are telling the truth, split the moon for us into two halves, one on Abu Qubais and the other on Qu’aiqi’an.” The Prophet (PBUH) said to them: “If I do that will you become believers?” They said: “Yes.” It was a full moon night, and the Prophet (PBUH) asked his God to give them what they asked. So, the moon was split into two halves, one on Abu Qubais and the other on Qu’aiqi’an, while the Prophet (PBUH) was calling: “O Abu Salama bin Abd Al-Asad and Al-Arqam bin Abu Al-Arqam, witness.” Ibn Masaud was quoted as saying: “I saw the moon split into two halves in Mecca before the Prophet (PBUH) went out, one half on Abu Qubais and the other on Al-Suwaidaa, so they said: magic, so this verse was revealed: “The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two].” Later, Bilal Ibn Rabah, God bless him, used to dwell on top of Abu Qubais, hence the mosque which was on top of the Mount Abu Qubais was named after Bilal. Currently, there are only a few remains of Mount Abu Qubais.
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