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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

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Address: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on...

In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.

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Climb this mountain and you will see a panoramic view of Mecca. Only about 1,200 steps to climb. It is notable for being the location of the Cave of Hira, where Muslims believe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MOHAMAD M
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climb this mountain and you will see a panoramic view of Mecca. Only about 1,200 steps to climb. It is notable for being the location of the Cave of Hira, where Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelations and where Quran was first revealed, from God through the angel Jibril (Arabic: جِبرِيل ) (alternatively spelled Jabraeel, جبرائيل , as is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jabal an-Nour, also translated from Arabic جبل النور as "The Mountain of Light" or "Hill of Illumination", is a mountain near Makkah in Saudi Arabia's Hejaz region. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Makkah.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with children, seen it from distance very hot during day time best to go early morning, small shops nearby for gifts, water etc

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our boys left after fijar salaah and hired 2 taxis to get to the steep upclimb. It took 45 mins to an hr. After sumit it was difficult to get into the cave as there were too many people up there already

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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The very first revelation came from Allah to Prophet Muhammad PBUH on this mountain . People climb to the the cave unnecessary risking their life !

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Real Blessed Jabal. The Suitable Name "JABAL AL NOOR".The Cave (Ghar-e-Hira) is situated on mount Al-Noor on way to Mina near Makkah and its peak is visible from a great distance. Even one can see Kaa’ba straight and clear from this cave. The legendry Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) spent great deal of time in this cave.

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I have visit this mountain, it's worth it to visit this place, I do advice to make a visit to this place if you could.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

About 3 kilometers from Makkah and visible from far, this mountain and the cave in it is of paramount importance for Muslims. The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to go to Ghar-e-Hira (the Cave of Hira), 12ft x 5ft in size, for prayers and seeking guidance from Allah when the world in general and Arabian Peninsula, in particular, was drowned deep... More 

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Surabaya
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This place is very historical. Cave of Hira is located here. I did not climb this jabal because i dont think i have the power.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Alhamdulillah I managed to visit the sight on my fourth visit to Makkah this time. It was very hard not recommended for older & unwell people.

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