It is a blessed mountain near Mecca, which is mostly visited by pilgrims to Mecca. It is popular because it houses the cave of Hira, where the Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to meditate away from the city of Mecca. It his here that the Angel Gibraeil taught him to read and thereafter the Holy Quran was revealed to him in small portions which he memorised and read to his companions. It was later assembled in the form of a Book, which is now preserved in its present form in the whole world without even a minute change, whatsoever, unlike Books of other religions of the world. The mountain is very steep with no pathway but still some young people climb it to see the small cave Hira& pray there, but it is not obligatory. It is done only out of curiosity. There are many roadside shops selling local items. This spot is included by the tour operators as part of a local tour of places of religious importance around Mecca. A visit here will no doubt be a good experience.