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Cave Hira

The entrance to the cave.

21°27′27.20″N 39°51′33.90″E / 21.457556°N 39.859417°E / 21.457556; 39.859417

Hira (Arabic: حراءḤirāʾ) or the Cave of Hira (غار حراء Ġār Ḥirāʾ) is a cave near Mecca, on the mountain named Jabal Al-Nūr in the Hejaz region of present day Saudi Arabia. The cave itself is about 4 m (13 ft) in length and 1.75 m ({{rnd/bExpression error: Unexpected < operator.|Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".|(Template:Max/3)|Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "[".}} in) in width[1].

It is notable for being the location where Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelations from God (Allah) through the angel Gabriel, also known as Jibreel to Muslims[2].

Many Muslims will climb up to the cave Hira to see the place where Prophet Muhammed received the first revelation of the Qu'ran on the Night of Power.

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ar:غار حراء

ca:Cova de Hira da:Hirafa:غار حراid:Gua Hira lt:Hira mk:Хира ja:ヒラー山 simple:Hira te:హిరా గుహ tr:Hira mağarası zh:希拉山洞

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