Jabal al-Nour
Jabal al-Nour
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
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Mario F
9 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
trust me its tough i wouldn't go here again. it was fun to see the view but its tiring like u can't climb up but down is easy but sliperly and one slip can make u hurt or death. they had lemonade which saved us
Written 11 February 2024
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Khalid8
Singapore, Singapore127 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was a spiritual experience to say the least. A must visit for all Muslims.

The plan was to leave the hotel at 4.30. Hike up to the summit, do solat subuh, watch the sunrise and hike down. Didnt go as planned.

We took Uber which cost 40 Riyal. The driver dropped us off at a dark alley and told us the start point is just a walk ahead. Unfortunately when we reached the supposedly start point it was boarded up. The start point and route had just been changed 3 days ago. We had to take another taxi to Hira Cultural Centre, the new start point, a spanking new complex.

The new route was well-marked. There were quite a number of hikers going in both directions. The trail was both sandy and rocky. It then started to drizzle which made the rocks quite slippery. Some parts were quite steep and could be quite overwhelming for someone afraid of heights.

When we reached the Hira Cave, I was so emotional. To be at the same place where Prophet Muhammad was, it was surreal. I managed to climb into the cave. The entry was narrow but manageable. A few people did their solat in the cave itself. I didn’t but decided to leave the cave to allow others to come in.

We did our solat at the summit, at the roofless mushollah. The view was spectacular from the summit.

When we hiked down, we could see the old closed route which we believed was so much steeper but much much shorter. The distance was only 4.2 km and it took us a total of 2.30 hours.
Written 29 December 2023
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Abu Asim
64 contributions
Jan 2023
A very uplifting spiritual experience. This mountain has the cave of Al-Hira', wherein the Beloved Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (pbuh), received the first verses of the Holy Qur'an via the archangel Jibril. The climb isn't as bad as you may think. I found it quite easy. There were toddlers and many old ladies climbing up to the cave, which is at the peak. However, the mountain does not appear to be looked after by the Saudi authorities - it is full of strewn refuse/garbage all the way to the top.
Written 12 February 2023
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Anna
5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
It was amazing such a beautiful view It was also amazing to know the story and history. It's a must go place
Written 11 February 2023
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AMC
13 contributions
Nov 2022
This place is a very unique place because here is where Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) received the first message from God, through the Ange Gabriel (Jibril ) The cave is in the top of this mountain, and to get there is a very steep road amde of very different heights steps, it is difficult to get there, and the worst part is when you finally make it to the top and find the cave, well, you cannot even get close to it, because the entrance is full of people that are pushing and shoving and yelling, all want to get isnide at the same time and they don't let you go... The people that get inside they take too long, they start praying to the stones inside and kiss them and do all sorts of things inside that takes too long, meantime in the outside is the mayhem happening, I don't know what would be the best time to go, but we went around 1 PM I mean 1PM right outside the cave, stayed for about 1/2 hour and couldn't move an inch and I was getting crushed by more people coming and hardly anybody coming out of the cave, We didn't make it to the inside, there were very uneducated people there. A guy came out of the cave and just passed over a pre-teen girl that was sitting down next to a wall and hit her head with such force while he was passing that he head bounced back and forth, I pushed him and told him "BE CAREFUL" he just kept going like nothing happened and the poor girl was probably in such pain, I saw her mother or a relative asking her if she was ok. We left after seeing this. Dirty.
Written 7 February 2023
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ummar y
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
From haram don't pay more than 20 saudi riyal one to 3 ppl no more than 20
Bring your trainers coz your slippers will come off on the first bit
Get you Ur driver to bring u up next to mosque then u can start walking up most cars can't go all the way up,
Bring water must and snacks if u haven't eaten
Take your time climbing no race do adkar zikr and make prayer going up and coming down
Ppl ask from r help on the way up and down who stay there get some prayers from them by giving a little from u can. Once your all the way up u have to squeeze in gaps to get threw Make sure no one is exiting when u enter .have patience make 2 nafl que And then make prayers and reciation lovely view stay safe don't slip and take your family and parents
I went at night before fajr very beautiful experience
Written 27 January 2023
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B Q
Birmingham, UK47 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
We climbed Jabal Al Noor just after praying Asr at the masjid attached. It took us 45 minutes and the heat and the tough incline made it difficult. Once at the top, we prayed maghrib which was beautiful. We could not get to the cave as it was so busy but I could see lots of people going in to the cave and offering nafal. If is a must do for those going to perform Umrah.
Written 1 January 2023
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Nabeeha A
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Not as difficult as people made it out to be, but it is definitely tough on the muscles. Wear shoes with good grip, bring lots of water, and watch your step. InshAllah make dhikr while you’re going up and all will be good. Keep your hands free to grab on to help you climb, and be extra careful about where your next step is. Go just after Asr to climb up by Maghrib and enjoy Isha at the top. I’ve seen people of all ages and (dis)abilities make it to the top by the will of Allah. Once you’re at the top, use the route between the rocks to get to the actual cave; the one around and over the rocks is tough and a little dangerous.
Written 15 May 2022
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NoNo C
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Went with wife 3 kids and 2 nieces got there at 4 am climbed in ramadhan it is difficukt but no expirence in hiking my 11 and 14 yr old daughters made it to the top we did it in 50 mins after beimg told it takes 2 hours at the top few people waiting 5 minutes wait and we had it all to purselves prayed fajr alhumdulillah ! In the cave
Written 10 April 2022
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SuOM
Sydney, Australia855 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
This mountain was amazing to climb.
Something very rewarding when you get to the top and enter through the caves.
A great sense of accomplishment when we reached the summit.
Definitely will do over when we come back God willing.
Written 31 March 2022
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