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Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)

What3words: Totals.cave.junior, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Cavd in top of mountain where prophet used to pray

This is a mountain where the prophet used to go for sanctuary and prayer, and here is where the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hussain M
,
Bahrain
via mobile
VERY HIGH UP IN THE MOUNTAIN

It is a very difficult climb, but its all worth it. Only the able bodied people can try and not... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
MAJEEDARAMCO
,
Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steep climb” (6 reviews)
“small cave” (5 reviews)
“hour climb” (4 reviews)
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What3words: Totals.cave.junior, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mountain where the prophet used to go for sanctuary and prayer, and here is where the archangel Gabriel first contacted him and informwd him that he was choosen to be a prophet. The place is high and you have to walk more...More

1  Thank Hussain M
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It is a very difficult climb, but its all worth it. Only the able bodied people can try and not the aged ones.

1  Thank MAJEEDARAMCO
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This mountain is the place where first Revelation took place hence called Jabal Al Noor (Light). After that the Islam started & spread all over the world. Difficult to climb, hence went up to some height only.

1  Thank Rupawala
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

One of the holy places for me as a Muslim. Difficult to climb but if you want you can do it slowly with patience.

1  Thank Muhammad A
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Simply and truly iconic for all Muslims and historic for all good reasons The message was delivered to the greatest person that has ever lived our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and since then the true religion has spread by kindness , dignity and respect to...More

2  Thank Sayed A
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It was a short visit we didn’t climb to the mountain and we didn’t have time to do it. It’s a very important place related to the story of Islam

Thank Manoul
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

If u have read the islam history of this place then u will appreciate the climb. The climbs r very steep n slippery. Just do lots of doa n zikir as u climb up n buy the walking sticks at d shops beneath the mountain...More

Thank Eiza A
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Went there but did not climb it as it is very high. U need 2 hrs to climb. It’s a beautiful mountain. It’s also called ghar e Hira where Prophet pbuh received the first revelation

Thank Aye S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very interesting place to visit. It is a place Adam met with Eve after they were send down to earth. Its a place to ponder on our lives. Its a must go place.

2  Thank 967syedw
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A very moving journey . If one goes around to the bak their is a staircase passage that leads to the top so no need to scale the mountain face.

3  Thank abdulrahmanishaq
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Stephen W
30 August 2015|
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Response from mdkhaleel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely visit not only this place but also the best & sacred & blessed places on earth, Grand Mosques of Mecca & Madinah and no force on earth can prevent you from this, provided you believe in one & only Creator... More
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Nash34
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.
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SyedP271
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
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