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4. The Call

Ḥirāʾ is one of the famous mountains in Mecca where the Prophet (s) has received his first revelation, resulting it’s another name Jabal al-Nūr (the Light Mount). The mountain houses a cave known as cave of Hira’ where the Prophet (s) used to spend a great deal of time every year to engage himself in solitary worshiping before Islam (tahannuth) and it was there that he was honoured with prophethood.
In a narration Imam Ali (a) said “the Prophet (s) used to go the Mount Hira’ every year to be away from the world outside but no one would see him except me”