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“Jabal e Noor”

Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light)
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Mecca
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Owner description: In the Muslim religion, Muhammad received his first revelation from God on this mountain.
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I wish if I could climb up there but this place was way to high. It is popular because of the cave of Hira, where the Prophet (swt) used to meditate. It is here that the Angel Gibraeel taught him to read and later Holy Quran was revealed to him in small portions. The mountain is very steep with no proper staircase or such but a lot of young people climb it to see the small cave Hira and to pray there.

Thank Mumtaz400
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The hike was challenging.it was quite high as well the steps helps u easy down the hike a little bit. there were a lot of beggars a long the hike,just prepare small change.the are shop at the peak,bit u need to come down a little bit and squeeze into a very small cave to arrive at the place where jibrail taught Rasulullah s.a.w iqra.
However,it was very sad that the hill was dirty along the hike,u could see plastic bottle is almost everywhere.it felt like the hill is a dumping side.i hope the local authorities will do something to preserve the quality and attraction.
I suggest to climb the hill during nite time.it colder and windier.
If you are going on ur own,from masjidil haram it would cost u,25-30 riyal per person.

Thank jacguire m
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

First revelation came from Allah to Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ in Caver of Hira. You may require approximately 2 hours to reach to the cave. The elevation is steep and require energy to climb to the cave. Do not forget to carry the water.

Thank Hassam K
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

At least visit to see this place. We are not able to go top and my pleasure to visit top Insha Allah next time. Great place in Islamic era.

Thank Syed S
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

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.

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