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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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To perform umrah

A place where you can feel the real fear and terror of Allah and as I listen the final judgment day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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Excellent Experience

Ghar e Hera is the site of first Revelation of Quran. It says 'Read by the name of Allah'. We went... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place where you can feel the real fear and terror of Allah and as I listen the final judgment day will be held here

Thank hashammumtaz
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Ghar e Hera is the site of first Revelation of Quran. It says 'Read by the name of Allah'. We went there at 1 am by taxi. It was easy to find taxi, which charged 25 SR. Pl make sure that taxi drops at base...More

Thank FaisalQasim
Reviewed 28 June 2017

sited in mecca, but when it's pilgrimega time, the there are some guardians that somtimes we can't climb this jabal... it's a little bit difficult route. have a well prepared ....

Thank Bakhtiar A
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We climbed this on our final night in Mecca. It took us around 20 minutes to get to the foot of the hill by taxi (costing app. 50 riyal each way). We did it around midnight. Visibility due to full moon was good and it...More

Thank Reshpop
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

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.

Thank imArtist
Reviewed 5 May 2017 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

Thank zubsy
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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

1  Thank zorabeekhan59
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 !

2  Thank Noor S
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...More

1  Thank Siraj K
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30 August 2015|
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Response from yousaf s | Reviewed this property |
YES it is impossible for none Muslims because it is in side Makkah (Mecca) boundary line
10 March 2015|
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Response from Shaltoni | Reviewed this property |
They will inshalah just name sure to start early and take water plus camera so you film your journey and never need to return.
31 January 2015|
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Response from Shifaa S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there are 2 times in the day that people would climb it. Very early in the morning or dinner time/ slightly after dinner time. I went in a group of 4 at night around dinner time or slightly later (8pm?), and... More