Every Muslim knows about the basic 5 pillars of Islam. They have a good knowledge of the 4 books and the Prophets to whom the revelations were made. They have information about the 4 angels, the famous Prophets, the greatest incidence of all time in the Islamic history. Muslims visit Makkah and Madinah and perform Hajj, Umrah and Ziyarat. But little is known about the simpler facts of common things surrounding the holy mosques.
Similar is the situation of Mount Abu Qubais. It is one of mountains surrounding the Holy Kabah in Masjid ul Haram near the Mount Safa. Everyone knows about the famous story of Mount Safa and Marwa but nobody knows that Mount Abu Qubais hold prestigious value as well in the Islamic history. Do you have any idea about it? If not, doesn’t worry as we bring the 7 facts about the famous Mount Abu Qubais you must know as a Muslim?
Mount Abu Qubais was the first mountain in the world
We all are well aware of the fact that Prophet Adam (AS) was the first human being in the world. Hawa (AS) was the first female and the mother of whole universe. But do you know about the first mountain of the world? According to the historians, Mount Abu Qubais was the first mountain ever created by Allah.
Order to Adam (AS) by Allah to build Kaabah
The Holy Kaabah is the house of Almighty Allah. It was built by Prophet Ibrahim (AS). In our previous article, we have discussed about the beautiful KISWA (cloth of Kaabah. But do you know, that the stone by which the Kaabah was built first before Prophet Ibrahim (AS) is from Mount Abu Qubais? When Adam (AS) was given the order to build Kaabah for the first time, he went on this mount to collect rocks to build Kaaba.
Adam (AS) is buried on this mountain
According to historians, Mount Abu Qubais is the precious mountain on which Adam (AS) took his last breath and was buried later. No other evidence is found to claim whether this actually happened or not.
Prophet Ibrahim (AS) used this mountain to preach Islam
According to Islamic history, since this mountain was at a high place and quite above the earth, therefore Prophet Ibrahim (AS) used this mountain to preach people about the message of Allah and call them towards Islam.
Black stone was kept at this mountain
The famous black stone or Hajr-e-Aswad of the Holy Kaabah has its own significance due to the fact that it came from heaven to be fixed at one corner of the Holy Kaabah. It has been quoted in Shaikh Abdullah’s book that during the deadly floods of Nuh (AS)’s era, the precious stone was kept on this mountain to protect from the disaster.
Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) used this mountain to make announcements
When Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was ordered to leave Makkah and migrate to Madinah in the midnight, he gave the various things kept by him for safekeeping by the people to Ali (RA). Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked him to give these goods back to the ones who owe them. It was that time when Ali (RA) climbed this mountain to make an announcement. This is one of the reasons why this mountain became so famous as well.
Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) split the moon into two pieces
Everyone is well aware of the famous incident where the non-believers asked Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to split the moon into two halves and he did that. It was the all prestigious Mount Abu Qubais where the Prophet (PBUH) stood and showed the wonder to the people.
There are many similar stories of the different mountains and stones present around the Holy Mosques. The Islamic history is rich with these literature and it is important to study and understand the magnificence of these prestigious things. Share it with you colleagues and let us know which one of the above mentioned fact you knew already.