Cable cars between Jabal al Nour & Jabal Thor proposed

Makkah: Professor of Islamic History and Civilization at Umm Al-Qura University, Director General of the Center for the History of Makkah Al-Mukarramah House, King Abdulaziz House, Dr. Fawaz Al-Dahas, stressed the need for establishing cable cars and escalators in the two mountains Jabal Al-Nour and Jabal Thor in order to facilitate the easy access of pilgrims.

He also called for the removal of all informal buildings surrounding Jabal Al-Nour and Jabal Thor to create service facilities, extension sites, restaurants, and others to serve the purposes of Ghaar-e-Hira and Thor.

Dr. Al-Dahas said this during his talk to

MS Education Academy

The Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, had received the first revelations of the Holy Quran in Ghaar-e-Hira, during the month of Ramadhan in 610 CE.

The Cave of Thor (Ghar Thor) is the cave where Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) together with Abu Bakr went into hiding for 3 days during Hijrah from Makkah. This cave is about 2.5 km from Masjid Al-Haram in the suburbs of Makkah.

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