Hira or the Cave of Hira is a cave about 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mecca, on the mountain named Jabal Al-Nūr in the Hejaz region of present day Saudi Arabia. The cave itself is about 12 ft (3.7 m) in length and 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) in width. It is notable for being the location where Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelations from God (Allah) through the angel Jibreel, also known as the angel Gabriel to Christians.
Taking 600 steps to reach, the cave is at a height of 270 m (890 ft) and the radius is 263.23 m (863.6 ft) During the Hajj around 5,000 Muslims climb up to the Hira cave daily to see the place where Muhammed received the first revelation of the Qu'ran on the Night of Power. Although, it is not an integral part of the pilgrimage. Most people go to see it for personal pleasure and spirituality, and some misunderstand it to be a place of worship, and while it is an important place to know in the seerah(story recorded biography of the Prophet) it is not as holy as, say, Masjid Al-Haram.