Jabal Thawr

Jabal Thawr (Arabic: جَبَل ثَوْر‎, romanizedMount Bull) is a mountain in Saudi Arabia, located in the lower part of Mecca to the south of the district of Misfalah.[1] The height of the mountain is 1,405 m (4,610 ft).[2]

Jabal Thawr
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Jabal Thawr near Mecca
Highest point
Elevation750 m (2,460 ft)
Coordinates21°22′39″N 39°51′03″E / 21.37750°N 39.85083°E / 21.37750; 39.85083Coordinates: 21°22′39″N 39°51′03″E / 21.37750°N 39.85083°E / 21.37750; 39.85083
Naming
Native nameجَبَل ثَوْر  (Arabic)
Geography
Map of Saudi Arabia, showing the location of Jabal Thawr
Map of Saudi Arabia, showing the location of Jabal Thawr
Jabal Thawr
Location of Jabal Thawr in Saudi Arabia
Map of Saudi Arabia, showing the location of Jabal Thawr
Map of Saudi Arabia, showing the location of Jabal Thawr
Jabal Thawr
Jabal Thawr (Middle East)
Map of Saudi Arabia, showing the location of Jabal Thawr
Map of Saudi Arabia, showing the location of Jabal Thawr
Jabal Thawr
Jabal Thawr (Asia)
LocationThe Hejaz, Saudi Arabia
Parent rangeHijaz Mountains

CaveEdit

The mountain is notable for housing a cave known as Ghār Thawr (Arabic: غَار ثَوْر‎, romanizedCave of Bull), in which the Islamic Prophet Muhammad took refuge from the Quraysh, during the migration to Medina. For most Muslims, the cave is of religious significance, and is thus visited by many pilgrims and tourists. Mount Thawr is located 5 miles (8.0 kilometres) away from Mecca. Religiously, it is believed that Muhammad stayed here as a refugee with his companion Abu Bakr.

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